Express Entry 150 3515 ITAs Issued With CRS 440
Express Entry draw cut-offs continue to plummet as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC invites a larger number of CEC-specific candidates. Today’s draw was the largest CEC-specific Express Entry draw since May 1st, and the second-largest since Canada introduced special coronavirus measures in the middle of March.
Today’s Express Entry round issued 3,515 invitations to Canadian Experience Class [CEC] candidates with CRS scores of 440 or higher.
The time between draws is an important factor that can have an effect on the CRS cut-off score. Shorter intervals between draws mean fewer candidates have time to enter a profile in the Express Entry pool. The cut-off score of 440 is a decrease of 7 points from the previous CEC draw on May 15, which had a minimum score of 447 and was previously the lowest points cut-off for the program since January 2019. The draw held on May 27 issued 385 invitations to Express Entry candidates nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program PNP. The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 757.
PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool are awarded an additional 600 points on top of their original human capital score. This is why the minimum CRS score requirement is usually much higher for draws such as the one that took place recently.
IRCC has held a total of twelve Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program draws over the past two months. Both categories of applicants are more likely to already be in Canada than those arriving through other Express entry-linked programs, which means they will not be impacted by the current travel restrictions.