Express Entry- Backlog still present, more time needed to clear
The IRCC invited 3,264 candidates to apply for Permanent Residence in today's draw, all who had a score of 441 and higher.
The last 3 draws have seen elevated CRS cut-off scores as a result of a draw delay in June. Our firm anticipates that once the backlog created by the draw delay is worked through, the CRS score will decline to its previous range of 420 - 430 points.
To calculate your Express Entry score, use our Express Entry CRS Calculator. Candidates with a score of at least 400 points are strong candidates and encouraged to apply. If you don't score enough points, you may be eligible to apply to a PNP program based on an In-Demand Occupation. Candidates who are granted a PNP nomination are awarded 600 points to add to their Express Entry score, guaranteeing to be selected to apply for PR. If you are currently not eligible to apply or not a strong candidate based on a low CRS score, you may consider studying in Canada as a pathway to PR.