CRS drops in recent Express Entry draw

Author: Swift Connect |

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The Express Entry minimum score decreased from a cut-off CRS score of 469 to 468 on December 23rd, 2020. 5,000 immigration candidates were invited by Canada who earned Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores at the new minimum of 468. A record number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued in 2020 due to this draw coming to just above 107,000. There has been a continuous trend of increases in the number of ITAs issued in the Express Entry draws since September 2nd. The draw on December 23rd was fourth invitation round in a row to issue 5,000 ITAs for new Canadian permanent residences. 

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a competitive immigration system, ranking every qualified candidate and welcoming the highest-ranking candidates to apply for Canadian permanent resident status. Eligible candidates are ranked against one another depending on their age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors. Express Entry allows a pathway to permanent residence for candidates in Canada or overseas. For some, the processing time for Express Entry can be six months or less.

A potential candidate will need to be eligible under one of the following federal economic immigration programs.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class