First program-specific Express Entry draw this year sees CRS cut-off drop to 288

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invited 700 candidates from the Express Entry pool to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a program-specific draw, which took place on May 30.

This is the first time this year where candidates from only two groups, the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and candidates with an ‘Enhanced’ Provincial Nomination, were selected to receive Invitations To Apply (ITAs).

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced two program-specific minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirements for the draw. The minimum CRS score for FSTC candidates was 288. For the remainder of the candidates invited under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the minimum CRS score was 902.

This is not the first time IRCC holds program-specific draws, as there have been a few previous occasions since the introduction of Express Entry in 2015, where draws exclusively invited candidates from specific programs. For example, in 2017, IRCC held four program-specific draws to select Express Entry candidates through the FSTC and PNP programs.  Prior to that in 2015, the Canadian government conducted draws that exclusively invited specific candidates in in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

In most cases, for candidates to receive an ITA in an Express Entry draw, individuals need to meet the eligibility criteria of one of the three immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system — the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), FSTC, or CEC. Once in the Express Entry pool, candidates are assigned a CRS score based on factors including civil status information, education, work experience, language ability, and other criteria. This score determines their ranking in the pool. During periodic draws, IRCC issues ITAs to the highest-ranking candidates. Those candidates who receive an ITA may submit an application for Canadian permanent resident status.

 

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015 to May 30, 2018

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: March 14, 2015
  • Most recent draw from the pool: May 30, 2018
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,923 (April 12, 2017)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 143 (May 26, 2017. Note: This draw invited candidates with a provincial nomination only.)
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015 to June 12, 2015 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 0 (on three occasions)
  • Longest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015 to May 22, 2015 draws)
  • Shortest gap between dates of two consecutive draws: 5 days (from May 26 to May 31, 2017)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 86,023
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2018: 32,200
  • Total number of ITAs issued since the system was launched: 183,068

Draws From The Express Entry Pool (Updated)

Express Entry Draws: 2018

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
91 902 (*Provincial nominee programs only)

288 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)

May 30, 2018 700
90 440 May 23, 2018 3,500
89 441 May 9, 2018 3,500
88 441 April 25, 2018 3,500
87 444 April 11, 2018 3,500
86 446 March 26, 2018 3,000
85 456 March 14, 2018 3,000
84 442 February 21, 2018 3,000
83 442 February 7, 2018 3,000
82 444 January 24, 2018 2,750
81 446 January 10, 2018 2,750

Express Entry Draws: 2017

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
80 446 December 20, 2017 2,750
79 452 December 6, 2017 2,750
78 439 November 15, 2017 2,750
77 458 November 8, 2017 2,000
76 241 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) November 1, 2017 505
75 673 (*Provincial nominee programs only) November 1, 2017 290
74 436 October 18, 2017 2,757
73 438 October 04, 2017 2,801
72 433 September 20, 2017 2,871
71 435 September 6, 2017 2,772
70 434 August 23, 2017 3,035
69 433 August 9, 2017 2,991
68 441 August 2, 2017 3,264
67 440 July 12, 2017 3,202
66 449 June 28, 2017 3,409
65 413 May 31, 2017 3,877
64 199 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only) May 26, 2017 400
63 775 (*Provincial nominee programs only) May 26, 2017 143
62 415 May 17, 2017 3,687
61 423 May 4, 2017 3,796
60 415 April 19, 2017 3,665
59 423 April 12, 2017 3,923
58 431 April 5, 2017 3,753
57 441 March 24, 2017 3,749
56 434 March 1, 2017 3,884
55 441 February 22, 2017 3,611
54 447 February 8, 2017 3,644
53 453 January 25, 2017 3,508
52 459 January 11, 2017 3,334
51 468 January 4. 2017 2,902

 

Source: https://www.canadavisa.com/news/first-program-specific-express-entry-draw-year-sees-crs-cut-off-score-drop-288.html

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