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14th Express Entry Draw- Is there any chance for cut off marks touching last year's low?

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 30, Jul 2018

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The Express entry draw of Canada has produced some mixed draw results this year. The high number of invites per draw, kept the applicants interested in each and every draw, on the other hand, the stable qualifying marks or CRS score requirement didn't please the applicants with low CRS Score. This year, the qualifying marks or Cut off marks announced by IRCC for every express entry draw, remained above 440 mark throughout. This has raised the concerns for the applicants with considerably low score expecting the significant reduction in the cut off marks from IRCC like last year.

Now, all eyes are on 14th express entry draw of the year for the regular FSW applicants.

What will 14th draw bring?

The 14th draw is awaited by applicants eagerly. We are more than half way through this year, however, no considerable fall registered in the express entry CRS score requirement from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada). Last year, in the month of August, the CRS score requirement from IRCC, went down to 430s. This year, also, the applicants expecting something like this from the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada.

If it happens a huge number of applicants are expected to receive the Canada PR invitations. As per the Express Entry pool status on July 19, 2018, about 8,379 applicants were there in the pool of candidates, which clearly suggests, how many applicants are still waiting for invitation from the mighty IRCC. If the CRS score requirement goes down to 430s we may see a draw inviting about 4,000 applicants per draw.

Also read- Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3,750 candidates for Canada PR yet again

Number of Invitation in Express Draw 2018

Will the wait for ITA Over this time around?

The big time question here is will the IRCC end the wait of thousands of applicants registered in express entry, who have considerably low CRS score?

Well, as we are in to 2nd half of this year, we may expect some leniency from IRCC to issue more invitation to meet this year's express entry targets for FSW invites.

Didn't receive the ITA for a long time now? Here is what you need to do

If you have not received the ITA (Invitation to Apply) from IRCC this year till now, it's the high time to rethink about your strategy. You may coordinate with a trusted Visa consultant for Canada to explore the alternate pathways to receive Canada PR invitation. Enhancing the CRS score in express entry can be an option if can do that. The Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) of Canada also play an important role in helping the applicants with low CRS score obtain Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

If you are also in search of professional immigration expert or mentor for Canada immigration and PR process, you may call Visas Avenue Immigration on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue 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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