CRS Requirement hits new record low: 431

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This is the fourth time only this year that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hits a new record low point requirement in order for the Express Entry candidates to be able to receive an Invitation To Apply (ITA) necessary for their Canadian permanent residency process.  In the latest draw, which took place on April 5, all candidates that had at least 431 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points were able to receive an ITA.

The total number of candidates that received an ITA in this latest round of invitations was 3,753. The previous record low was set in the draw issued on March. All candidates with 434 or more CRS points received an ITA. Since then, another draw took place with a CRS cut-off of 441 points.

This decrease of the CRS requirement means only one thing: More candidates belonging to different and wider ranges can now submit an application for the Canadian permanent residency process.  The application also includes the family members of the main candidate.

A positive trend that will continue…

The last draw that took place yesterday, is just the first one of the second quarter of 2017. It follows a remarkable first quarter, during which the total number of ITAs issued is increased in a drastic way. Especially when compared to any other period in the history of Express Entry.

On Monday, Attorney David Cohen admitted that if these draw sizes remain relatively large the chances for us to see lower CRS thresholds deeper into 2017, are high.

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