Express Entry Draw- Jan 24, 2018: 444 CRS score, 2,750 ITAs
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Express Entry Draw- Jan 24, 2018: 444 CRS score, 2,750 ITAs

January 29, 2018


In the latest Express Entry draw that was held on January 24th, the IRCC invited 2,750 candidates to apply for permanent residence who had a score of 444 and higher.  This is now the 5th draw in a row with the same number of people invited (2,750), leaving the CRS score in a narrow range.


85,000 people are expected to be selected in Express Entry system in 2018, under the Federal Skilled Worker program.  The quota for 2018 is expected to be 5% higher than the previous year.


If the pattern from last year will repeat, the IRCC is expected to select a greater number of candidates at the beginning of the year, which will result in lower CRS scores. Last year saw a new CRS low of 413.  Our firm expects a few draws in the coming months to see scores of 415 - 420.


With the start of a new year, it is the ideal time to begin the immigration process if you are considering a move to Canada. 


The ideal candidate under Express Entry has a score of 415+. To calculate your Express Entry score, use our Express Entry CRS Calculator.  


If you are unsure of your eligibility to apply,  we can provide a free assessment and evaluate your immigration options.  Contact us today and we can help you make Canada home.


Matkowsky and Associates




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