In latest Express Entry draw which took place on February 08, 2017, the cut-off points for an invitation to apply further decreased to 447 the lowest number since the start of express entry system. IRCC also issued record number of 3,664 invitations to apply for permanent residence in this round of invitations.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada made changes to express entry on November 19, 2016 and reduced the CRS points for an arranged employment from 600 to 50 or 200 points to balance the comprehensive ranking system by putting greater weight on human capital, skills and experience. Since then it is anticipated that the cut-off scores will decrease in coming draws but to what extent it cannot be precisely predicted.
If you are in the Express Entry pool, you can start your job search by creating a Job Match account with Job Bank. Once you come to Canada, you can continue using Job Bank to find a job. If someone is invited to apply, they will have 90 days to submit an online application for permanent residence. Citizenship and Immigration Canada will process the majority of complete applications (meaning those with all the necessary supporting documents) in six months or less.Candidates can stay in the pool for up to 12 months. If they do not get an invitation to apply for permanent residence within 12 months of submitting an Express Entry profile, they may submit a new profile. If they still meet the criteria, they can re-enter the pool. This will prevent backlogs and ensure quick processing times.