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Cut off Score Reduced yet again by IRCC in 17th Express Entry Draw of 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 13, Jul 2017

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reduced the qualifying marks yet again in the latest draw of Express Entry System. The 17th draw of Express Entry is open from July 12, 2017 to July 13, 2017. The IRCC will invite the selected candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in the current EE Draw. Let’s take a look at the cut off score and other key details of the present EE draw.

Key Statistics of the 17th Draw of Federal Express Entry System

Below are the key statistics of the express entry current draw:
  • Draw is open- The Draw is open from July 12, 2017 to July 13, 2017
  • Qualifying Marks- The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement in this draw from IRCC is 440 points or more
  • Number of Invitations- the IRCC will invite 3202 candidates in the current draw of express entry system.

The candidates achieving the cut off score, i.e. 440 points will be eligible to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency Visa from IRCC.

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

Analysis of the Current draw of Express Entry

This is an important juncture of federal express entry system in view of various reasons. The express entry draws have probably hit the lowest level this year, i.e. 413 points and then rose again to 449 in the last draw of express entry system.

Now, it left every express entry applicant guessing as to what will be the next Cut off score by IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada), i.e. whether it will increase the qualifying marks further or will reduce it again like earlier. Well, IRCC finally launched the 17th draw and put breaks to all the speculations. The interesting thing is IRCC reduced qualifying marks yet again to 440 points in the current draw, however, the number of invited candidates is still significant, i.e. 3202.

Is 3,000 is the minimum threshold for number of invitations this year

Looking at the express entry draws this year, it seems that IRCC has decided to make the 3,000 as the minimum threshold for number of invites in 2017. If that is the case, then the CRS score requirement or cut off marks will also be announced keeping this figure in mind. So, the signs are still positive for the express entry applicants who were fearing random high increase in the CRS score requirement from IRCC.

Want to get Canada PR through Express Entry?

If you wish to get Permanent Residency in Canada this year, you must prepare you immigration file fast for the federal express entry system. This year Express Entry has invited a huge number of applicants, i.e. beyond 3,000 in each draw. And the trend is likely to continue in the months to come. Hence, this is the ideal time to apply for Canada PR via express entry and get selected for Canada PR even with the relatively low CRS score.

To confirm your eligibility and prepare you immigration file with certified Canada immigration experts, e-mail your details and immigration query 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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