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17th Express Entry Draw of 2017- Applicants are Expecting yet another fall in Cut off

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 04, Jul 2017

visas default image The long gala time of Express entry applicants finally paused for a while, when Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finally rose qualifying marks to 449 points in the 16th Express Entry Draw of this year. First time since January 2017, the qualifying marks or CRS score requirement went down to this mark (except for the draw launched for FSTP candidates on May 26, 2017).

Incredible First Half of 2017 for Express Entry Applicants

The first half of year 2017 has been incredible and exceptional for the applicants registered in the federal express entry immigration system of Canada. This year over 50,000 express entry candidates received invitation to apply for Permanent Residency in Canada, which itself is a massive number and record. In fact, such vast number of candidates not invited in the whole last year or in the year prior to that (i.e. 2016 and 2015). The qualifying marks even went down to as low as 413 vide EE draw launched on May 31, 2017. However, in the very next draw of express entry, the CRS score requirement from IRCC again went up to 449 Mark.

Will upcoming express entry draws please the applicants?

Well, its quite important juncture of federal express entry system, as we are half way through this year with incredible 50,000 invitations to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) issued already this year till June 2017. The every applicant of express entry is wondering as to how the IRCC will come up this time around, in terms of cut off score for receiving ITA (invitation to apply) for Canada PR. However, despite increased CRS score requirement in the last draw of federal express entry system, the candidates still have the reasons to remain positive for upcoming EE draws.

Positive Announcement by the Canadian Immigration Minister

The Immigration Minister of Canada has announced that it will keep the immigration target of 300,000 immigrants next year as well. Moreover, he has indicated the positive EE draws this year as well. Hence, we may expect more ITAs in the second half of the year as well.

Also read- Canada is likely to keep Minimum Immigration Target of 300,000 Next Year as well

Apply in express Entry to obtain Canada PR this year

If you wish to obtain Canada PR at earliest, this is the ideal time to apply for the same. Get in touch with a reliable and registered Canada immigration consultant today to prepare your immigration file fast and get complete assistance in the Canada Immigration process from start till the approval of Visa. However, make certain that you hire an ICCRC accredited immigration consultant only for Canada PR process help and support. If you seek advice and assistance from certified Canada immigration experts, you may forward your queries and details to Visas Avenue Immigration is the leading and registered Canadian Immigration Consultancy firm in India.


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.

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