Express Entry – Lowest CRS Requirements

This year, the 9th round of Express Entry draw took place on April 12, 2017. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) point requirement in the latest draw dropped to its lowest level since the system was introduced in 2015. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 423, an all-time low CRS score for Express Entry. Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Permanent Residence (PR) were issued to 3,923 applicants. The previous record low threshold was 431, in a draw that took place last week on April 5. All of this means that a greater diversity of candidates is in position to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence.

Over the first three months of 2017, a total of 24,632 ITAs were issued, far exceeding any other three-month period in the history of Express Entry, which was first launched in January, 2015. As recently as last December, just four months ago, the requirement was 497.

What this means for aspiring candidates?

It is expected that the majority of applicants to be issued (ITA’s) under Canada’s Express Entry Immigration system in 2017 will now require a CRS score well under 500 points, now allowing a significant number of applicants to receive permanent admission to Canada without a job offer or nomination under a provincial immigration program.  However, securing an approved offer of employment is highly recommended.

Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. We will provide you with your evaluation results within 1-2 business days.

RIZ Immigration Consulting Inc. is an ICCRC licensed entity, engaged in providing consulting services to potential candidates interested in migrating to Canada.

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