Express Entry CRS Requirements Continue to Fall

10th Express Entry Draw in 2017 took place on April 19, 2017. It was the 3rd draw in this month. Number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required has decreased to a new record low of 415. A total of 3,665 candidates received an invitations to Apply (ITAs) in this draw. The last three draws have seen the lowest CRS scores since the launch of Express Entry. 11,341 ITAs have been issued over these three most recent draws, and the number of ITAs issued so far this year (35,973) now exceeds the number issued over the entire year of 2016 (33,782).

The number of ITAs issued seems to be smoothing off over the past few months, CRS scores are spectacularly low. No one can say for sure how long these scores will continue to decline, so creating your Express Entry profile has never been more important. As of now, candidates that receive an ITA have 90 days to submit their application for permanent residence and their applications can be processed in six months after submission of applications.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada made changes to CRS points and reduced points for a job offer from 600 to either 50 or 200. Shard increase in number of ITAs issued since November 2016 together with decrease in points for job offer has contributed to the decrease in the CRS requirements over recent months. IRCC has scheduled another set of improvements to CRS points on June 6, 2017. Candidates with siblings in Canada will be able to get additional CRS points, as will candidates with French ability. Registration with the Job Bank will also become Voluntary. These changes are not expected to adjust the make-up of the Express Entry pool as much as the first set of improvements.

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