Express Entry Draw: CRS Cut-off Score Decreased by Three Points

Express Entry Draw: CRS Cut-off Score Decreased by Three Points

In the latest Express Entry Draw held on June 26th, the Canadian government invited 3,350 candidates for Canadian permanent residence. Previously, the minimum CRS score of the Express Entry Draw was 470.

The June 12th CRS cut-off score of 465 decreased on June 26th to 462. In fact, for the second progressive time from May 29, the decrease took place.

Therefore, the gap between each draw increases the cut-off score providing higher-scoring candidates. Overall, the time wasted between two draws lead to the CRS score cut-off.

CRS score ranks the foreign candidates in the Express Entry Draw. Factors like the candidate’s age, work experience, skill level, IELTS score, etc leads to a high CRS score.

The Canadian government started the Express Entry system, the main source to bring skilled foreign workers. Firstly, the applicant submits his profile in the Express Entry pool. From that, the highest scorer gets an Invitation to Apply (ITA). If the candidate is not instantly invited to apply, they stay in the selection pool for 12 months.  Consequently, the applicant gets 60 days to apply for permanent residence.

The government says “while in the selection pool, the candidate can continue to improve his or her score by among other things gaining more relevant work experience, improving education level, improving language score, or getting a job offer in Canada”.

Government Sets 81,400 as the Target for 2019 Express Entry Draw

Canada’s immigration divides into three federal programs–

  • Federal Skilled Worker Class
  • Federal Skilled Trades Class
  • Canadian Experience Class

To enumerate, the Canadian Government has set a target of 81,400 ITAs for 2019. Out of which, 41,800 ITAs got issued to the applicants. However, the targets for 2019 and 2020 were set by higher admissions.

Eventually, the IRCC record of 2018 with 89,800 ITAs will exceed. With the benchmark set on May 11, 2019, at 17:40:54 UTC, ITAs got issued.

Here is the list of draws taken place in 2019

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off Tie-Breaking Rule
120 26 June 2019 3350 462 11 May 2019
119 12 June 2019 3350 465 6 June 2019
118 29 May 2019 3350 470 23 May 2019
117 15 May 2019 500(FST only) 332 29 August 2019
116 1 May 2019 3350 450 5 November 2018
115 17 April 2019 3350 451 2 April 2018
114 3 April 2019 3350 451 9 January 2018


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