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3,500 candidates invited with CRS scores as low as 444

Posted By Webmaster XIPHIAS On 12-Apr-2018 11:54:04 AM

Canada has issued 3,500 invitations to apply to candidates in the Express Entry pool in a draw that took place on Wednesday, April 11.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA) during this draw was 444.

The cut-off score is two points lower than the previous invitation round, which took place on March 26 and had a CRS minimum of 446. The March 26 draw took place 12 days after the previous invitation round on March 14 and saw the CRS cut-off score drop by 10 points over that previous invitation round.

The April 11 draw was the largest draw of the year.

Larger draws, like the one conducted today, may help the government reach its higher Express Entry admission targets for 2018 and 2019.

How the Government of Canada will continue working towards the 2018 and 2019 targets remains to be seen. It could mean larger draws or more frequent draws, or some other approach.

Looking at last year, April 2017 was one of the busiest months for Express Entry with three draws and a total of 11,341 ITAs issued. The lowest CRS minimum cut-off score last April was 415.

Today’s draw broke the recent trend of 3,000 ITAs being issued, which was also the case in the four previous draws going back to February 7. The Government of Canada has issued 21,000 ITAs since the start of 2018.

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