It’s always been a tough task to score more than 500 in an express entry draw. People with weak education credentials and work experience struggle to meet the cut-offs. However, the latest draw was shocking to everyone out there. This time, the cut-off went down more than expected.
In the latest draw, the CRS score jumped down to 496. IRCC conducted the latest draw for all express entry programs on October 26. On October 26, it was the ninth draw since IRCC started again its draw. Candidates who scored a CRS score of 496 or more than this received the invitation to apply for Canadian PR. There were 4,750 who received the invitation to apply.
There are four major programs that come under express entry popular as FSWP, CEC, and FSTP.
Applicants from all the programs received an invitation to apply. The federal government stopped conducting draws for all programs in December 2020. The prime reason to hold the draws for over 18 months was the backlog of applications. During this period, the authorities issued invitations to apply only to candidates who came via PNP and CEC. In September 2021, IRCC stopped the draws for CEC too.
Since the IRCC began accepting applications, the CRS score didn’t go this low. The CRS score was this low only before the outbreak of the coronavirus. The last score lower than 496 was 468 on December 23, 2020. After this draw, IRCC stopped conducting the draws for major programs to prevent a backlog of applications.
The CRS score is falling gradually which helps IRCC to issue more ITAs. Since all the programs resumed, the growth in the number of applicants is evident as the CRS is going down steadily.
Know what express entry stands for?
Express entry aims to manage the application for all immigration programs online. The popular immigration programs are FSWP, CEC, and FSTP. Also, candidates who have qualified for PNP are already eligible for one of these programs.
It helps IRCC to easily filter out potential candidates from different nations. To determine the applicants, IRCC uses the CRS. A comprehensive ranking system (CRS) is a point-based system on which profiles are shortlisted. CRS score depends on several factors including education credentials, work ex, age, etc. Profiles that score a good rank in CRS get the invitation to apply. After getting the ITA, you can initiate the process of applying for Canadian PR.
Once you apply, the concerned authorities evaluate your profile. If the authorities find your profile up to date, you are just one step away to get the Canadian PR.