CRS cut-off lowers in latest Express Entry draw

The Government of Canada in its latest draw on 25th April 2018 invites 3500 candidates with a CRS cut-off 441 for this time.

This CRS cut-off is 3 points lower than the earlier cut-off 444 as on date 11th April 2018.

This draw is the repetition invitation round in line with the previous 11th April 2018 draw which also issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). By far 3500 ITAs have been the highest number of ITA issued in this year 2018 and this latest draw conducted by IRCC brings a total number of ITAs to 24,800.

IT looks like the Canadian government is all set to meet its multi-year immigration levels plan for 2018-2020, the Government of Canada has increased its admissions target for 2018 to 74,900 admissions under the three economic immigration classes administered through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. The admissions target for 2019 is 81,400.

By conducting larger draws like this and lowering its CRS cut-off may help IRCC meet its target goal.

IRCC applied its tie-break in this latest invitation round also. The date and time tie breaker applied was December 8, 2017, at 10:25:33 UTC which means that all candidates with a CRS score above 441, as well as those candidates with scores of 441 who submitted their profile before this time, received an ITA.

April and May of 2017 were the busiest time for Express Entry, in terms of large draws, with May 2017 seeing the lowest CRS score ever. With larger targets for 2018, and 2019, we expect larger draw sizes and minimum CRS scores in upcoming invitation rounds.

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