Under Express Entry, eligible candidates are accepted into a pool of possible candidates for immigration to Canada. Candidates are ranked using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) holds regular draws from the Express Entry pool and invites the highest-ranking candidates to apply to immigrate to Canada as permanent residents.
For the draw that took place between August 10 and 11, 2016, IRCC released the following figures:
Number of Invitations to Apply issued: 754
Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points: 490