Another Large Express Entry Draw and CRS Drops Below 460

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) conducted the 122nd invitation round (since the launch of Express Entry in 2015) and issued 3,600 invitations to the candidates in the Express Entry pool. Not only it was a large draw but we also saw a drop in the CRS score, i.e. 459.

Thanks to the current CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score, many of our customers received an invitation in this draw round. As the point cut-off is dropping in the past four consecutive draws, we may not have to wait long to see a score below 450.

Along with today’s draw, the total number of invitations issued is 49,000 so far in 2019. As you know, the multi-year immigration plan has increased the country’s intake from 2019 to 2021, we may also see an increase in ITA numbers in the future.

Like the previous draws, IRCC implemented the tie-break rule in this draw as well and the preferred time and date was 25th May 2019 at 14:40:52 UTC. Here is how an ITA looks like!

What Should You Understand?

Express entry draws may seem to be unpredictable at times. But they have certain patterns which you can understand after analyzing the previous year records.

Such as, in May, the CRS score cut-off was as high as 470. For many, it seemed to be a very undesirable turn of events as the score usually ranges between 435 – 460. It was probably due to the long gap in the draws. And it was forecasted that, once the number of invitations starts to increase, the CRS will come down in a few months, which is happening now.

The other factors that may influence cut-off points are the number of new candidates entering the pool, changes in the CRS scores of already existing candidates, etc.

Last week, we posted about Canada’s immigrant intake that the country invited an overall of 41,800 candidates to apply for a permanent residence in the first six months. Looking at the draw statistics, we hope the second -half of the year may get even busier. Find more information on the year-end reports!

Your Action Plan

In Express Entry, candidates are ranked based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, and language ability. If you need help improving your CRS score before the next Express Entry Draw here is our immigration specialists number to call right away. 

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Aside from Federal draws, we always add the Provincial openings that are now active and intaking applications. In the last 10 days, there were provinces like Manitoba, Alberta, PEI opened for applicants but they had special requirements like a Job offer or opened under strategic recruitment initiative programs, which means not for EE applicants. So, please be patient and we hope at the start of August, we may see these provinces opening their windows for us!

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