A new Express Entry draw held June 12 invited 3,350 candidates to apply for Canadian PR. The cut-off score for the draw saw 5 points reduction from the previous draw’s minimum score of 470 to 465 points.
Canada’s Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class, and Canadian Experience Class, which are three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs.
Candidates are scored based on the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS which determines their rank in the pool. The CRS score is determined based on some factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and proficiency in English or French language.
At every draw, the highest-ranking candidates are awarded an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for the Canadian PR. The draws take place every two weeks and about six months or less to process the candidate’s application for PR.
About 38,450 ITAs have been issued to the Express Entry Candidates in 2019. The May 29 draw had a CRS Score cut-off of 470 which is about 20 points more than the May 1st cut-off of 450 points.
From the graph above, you can deduce the pattern of growth and fall of the Express Entry CRS Score Cut-off in 2019. A repeated pattern seems to be happening, as it looks like we are going to be seeing more reductions in CRS Score cut-offs in the subsequent Express Entry draws.
All candidates with a CRS score of 465 and above who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this date and time, received an ITA.
Do you intend to move to Canada but do not know your CRS Score or how you can prepare a perfect Express Entry Profile for more CRS Score? Try the Canada Comprehensive Ranking System CRS Calculator now to see what your score will be.