Nationwide Visas
Latest News
Canada invites 3,400 Express entry candidates in the latest express draw for PR Visa - 22nd January 2020  | Express Entry candidates with CRS score of 350 invited by Alberta for Provincial Nomination - 22nd January 2020  | Manitoba Invited 249 Immigrants for Provincial Nomination for PR Visa in Latest EOI Draw - 21st January 2020  | Express Entry Candidate with Tech Work Experience Invited in Latest OINP Draw for a Provincial Nomination - 16th January 2020  | Saskatchewans Second Round of Invitations Invites 234 Candidates for Provincial Nomination - 15th January 2020  | 308 candidates invited in latest Saskatchewan Express Entry and Occupation In-demand draw - 10th January 2020  | First Draw of Ontario in 2020 Invites Express Entry Candidates for A Provincial Nomination - 9th January 2020  | First Express Draw of the Year 2020 invites 3,400 Express Entry Candidates to Apply for Canada PR Visa - 8th January 2020  | Manitobas First EOI Draw Of The Year 2020 Invites 186 Candidates - 8th January 2020  | Settlement Funds Updated For Express Entry Program In 2020 - 4th January 2020  | 595 Occupation In-Demand And Express Entry Candidates Invited In Latest Saskatchewan EOI Draw - 23rd December 2019  | Express Entry candidates in Advertising, Marketing or Public Relations Invited by Nova Scotia - 22nd December 2019  | Skilled Workers And International Graduates Invited in Latest Manitoba Provincial Draw - 22nd December 2019  | Drop-In CRS Score For Latest Express Draws - 19th December 2019  | Double Nominations for PR by 2022 for Ontario - 18th December 2019  | Latest Express Draw Invites 3,200 Express Entry Candidates for Canada PR Visa - 11th December 2019
Nationwide Immigration » Latest-news » Drop-in CRS Score for Latest Express Draws

9th express entry draw 2018

Drop-in CRS Score for Latest Express Draws

Drop-in CRS Score for Latest Express Draws

Federal Government of Canada, held the latest Express draw on December 19 inviting a total of 3,200 express entry candidates to apply for a permanent residence visa. The minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score required was set at 469 points, which is a decrease of three points from previous CRS score cut-offs.


Express Entry program – the main source of skilled immigrants for Canada, is a point-based program. Introduced in 2015, it manages the pool of the skilled immigrants who have applied for Canada PR Visa through three major skilled economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). All the registered profiles are submitted together into the express pool where they are ranked with the help of ranking system – CRS. CRS factors in the credentials of candidates like age, language proficiency, work experience etc.

Higher ranked profiles are then issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) through regularly held express draws. ITA allows the candidate to submit their application for Canada PR Visa to the Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC). These express draws are generally held between the time intervals of two weeks.

CRS score cut-off is determined by the factors like the time interval between two express draws and the size of the express draw. The decrement of CRS cut-off for the latest express draw is mainly because of the less time between the draws. This shorter interval does not provide enough time for the pool to replenish from candidates with higher skill-sets.

IRCC used their tie-break rule with the time stamp used set on November 14, 2019, at 08:41:33 UTC. This means the express entry candidates with a CRS score of minimum 469 points and has created their express profiles before the used time-stamp were invited in the latest express draw.

With this express draw, total ITAs issued this year has come to 85,300 ITAs. This is 4,500 ITAs short from previous years ITAs, where a total of 89,800 ITAs were issued – making it a record year for the most number of invitations issued in a single year.

For express entry candidates who are not able to meet the minimum CRS score requirement, getting a provincial nomination certificate is a viable option. 600 CRS points are awarded to the express entry for a provincial nomination. Canada’s PNPs target is also set to increase from 61,000 to 67,800 in 2020.

Reference is taken from CIC News

Leave a Reply

How can we help ?
Call +91-92 92 92 92 81
or Submit Below
24 Hour Response time

We Don't Deal In Work Permit

Agree I confirm that the information given in this form is true, complete and accurate

Important Links

Show Less    Show More

Our Client's Testimonails
Nationwide Immigration Consultants

Looking Forward To Start Your PR Process?

Book Counselling Right Now

We Don't Deal In Work Permit