In the latest Express Entry draw, the IRCC issued 3,750 ITAs to candidates who were in the Express Entry pool with a CRS score of 440 and higher. The CRS cut-off score is yet again stubbornly holding above the 440 level, where it has remained throughout 2018.
This is now the sixth draw in a row with a size of 3,750. We were hoping the IRCC would increase the draw size to 4,000 for this draw, to support lower CRS scores in the 435 - 440 range. Hopefully this will happen in the next draw, with the IRCC holding this draw size for 5 draws. As we move into the fall months, we anticipate the CRS score to decrease into the 430 - 440 range, but not below this level.
In 2018, 85,000 people are expected to be selected in Express Entry system, under the Federal Skilled Worker program.
The ideal candidate under Express Entry has a score of at least 430+. 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