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IRCC Yet Again Reduced the Qualifying Marks to its lowest in 12th Express Entry Draw of 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 18, May 2017

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have launched the 12th Express Entry draw of the year on May 17, 2017. In the present draw, the IRCC will issue 3,687 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR to the candidates, who achieve the cut off score decided for the draw. The candidates receiving ITA (Invitation to apply) from IRCC need to gather all the essential documents and apply for Canadian permanent residency within 90 days.

Lets take a look at the key 12th EE Draw statistics.

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12th Express Entry Draw of the year 2017

The key features of the current EE draw are as follows:
  • The current Express Entry draw opened on May 17, 2017 and will continue until May 18, 2017
  • The CRS Score requirement in the draw is 415 points or more
  • The draw will invite a total of 3,687 candidates for Canada PR

The current EE draw launched on time by IRCC this time around, as this draw is open after a fortnight of last express entry draw launched on May 4, 2017.

Analysis of 12th draw of federal Express Entry System

The incredible run of express entry system continues in the year 2017. Though, last express entry draw launched on May 4, marginally increased the qualifying marks, however, the 12th and latest EE draw again continued the falling pattern of CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement (qualifying marks).

The qualifying marks announced for the current draw are 415 points or more. Its the lowest ever reduction in the qualifying marks by IRCC. Last time qualifying marks reduced to this level in the 10th EE draw of 2017 (launched on April 19, 2017). Because of low qualifying marks, the number of selected candidates for Canada PR in the present draw is 3,687.

Apply for Canada PR to avail the best opportunity

With the drastic decrease or reduction in the qualifying marks, its the best time to apply and obtain Canadian Permanent Residency via federal Express Entry Immigration System of Canada.

Click here to view the complete list of Express Entry Draw results till date

IRCC never reduced qualifying marks to this low in the last 2 years of the express entry existence. The average CRS score requirement from IRCC used to be around 450-500. However, this year, the IRCC decided to do some drastic reduction in the same to invite over 3500 candidates in almost each EE Draw in 2017.

Hence, as an applicant, you have a great chance to strike the iron when it is hot. All you need to do is coordinate with a registered Canadian Immigration Consultancy Service to confirm your eligibility, and take the first step to register your profile in the Express Entry System.

To confirm your eligibility and take the first step to register on federal express entry system, you may send your details to e-mail id-


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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