The CRS score is now declining, just as our firm predicted, following the removal of the backlog that was created in June. The IRCC invited 2,991 candidates to apply for PR who had a CRS score of 433 and higher.
The last 3 draws saw elevated CRS cut-off scores as a result of Express Entry rule change in June, and a subsequent 6-week draw delay. With the resumption of Express Entry draws on a regular schedule, it is anticipated the CRS scores will remain in a range of 420 - 430 points going forward.
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.