CRS score reaches new 2018 low in latest Express Entry round
The new and latest 10th Express Entry draw took place on Wednesday, May 23, issuing 3,500 invitations to apply for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off score for this draw was 440.
This draw score is one point lower than the previous draw with a score of 441 which we was in the last invitation round on April 25 and on May 9.
The tie-break rule was applied this time as well as on December 30, 2017, at 06:39:40 UTC. Inviting all candidates with a CRS score above 440, as well as those candidates with scores of 440 was invited.
This draw is the fourth in a row to issue 3,500 ITAs, bringing the 2018 ITA total to 31,500.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has increased draw sizes in 2018 and looks like slowly it has started to drip the CRS cut-off point, which means there are chances the CRS cut-off slowly but will fall in coming future of 2018.
Larger invitation rounds can have the effect of lowering the CRS cut-off score, or keeping it lower. In this year of 2018 CRS, has reduced from 446 to today’s low of 440.
The Government of Canada’s target for 2018 is 74,900 admissions through the three economic immigration classes administered by the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class, the Federal Skilled Trades Class and the Canadian Experience Class. For 2019, the target for these three classes is set at 81,400.
Seeing the CRS cut-off drop is always a welcome sight, even if it was only by one point, “It’s not even half-way point of 2018 and there is a long way off the admissions target for this year, so it’s going to be interesting and exciting to see what that means for the CRS score in upcoming draws.”