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IRCC has Significantly reduced the qualifying marks in the 20th Express Entry Draw of this year

Posted - 22, Sep 2016

The much awaited 20th Express Entry draw finally launched on September 21, 2016. There were huge expectations from the current draw in view of positive trend seen in the last draw. Express Entry is the popular immigration system of Canada that invites the applications from the highly skilled professionals from overseas, seeking Canadian PR visa. It allocates points to registered profiles, and subsequently, selects the high ranking candidates for Permanent Residency in Canada through its fortnightly draws. Lets find out how the current draw of express entry stands in terms of draw results.

Key Features of 20th Express Entry Draw of 2016

  • The Draw is open from September 21, 2016 to September 22, 2016
  • The CRS Score Requirement in the draw is 483 points or more
  • A total of 1288 applicants will be invited for the permanent residency Visa in Canada.
Lets analyze the results of present Express Entry Draw.

Analysis of Current draw of Express Entry

In the last draw, CRS score requirement was reduced drastically by IRCC (Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada), which certainly raised expectations of the candidates registered on express entry. The 20th draw too has brought good news for the Express entry applicants as the CRS Score requirement in the current draw is further reduced to 483 points compared to 491 points during the last draw.

The fall in qualifying marks has clearly impacted the number of PR invitations from IRCC this time around. In the present draw, number of PR invitations significantly raised to 1288 compared to 1000 invites last time around. Interestingly, its the third time this year; IRCC has stuck with qualifying marks as 483 points. Earlier, it was the same during the 15th and 16th draw of Express Entry.

Check the complete list of EE Draws since beginning

Start Preparing for Visa application Filing if you are among the lucky candidates

Well, if you are one of those candidates, who have received the invitation e-mail from IRCC, its time for you to celebrate the same and start preparing for filing the visa application. Even though you have got the invitation from the IRCC, the battle is half won only. You still need to arrange all the key documents and submit the visa application with one hundred percent accuracy to avoid any chance of delay or denial in worst case. If are not good with the paper work or following instructions, it is advised to take services from genuine Visa Consultancy Service for the same.

Visas Avenue - helping applicants to obtain the Canadian PR visa in a hassle free manner?

If you seek any support or assistance in order to apply in express entry system or file the visa application to immigration office, you may coordinate with the certified immigration experts at Visas Avenue. The Visas Avenue is a registered and genuine immigration consultancy service in India. They have the dedicated offices in Delhi, Bangalore, and Hyderabad to assist hundreds of applicants for immigration to Canada from India.

If you want to discuss your eligibility or immigration process to Canada or any other country, you call the experts at Visas Avenue on 011-48447777 (Delhi), 040-42467777 (Hyderabad), or 080-46668222 (Bangalore). You can also drop a mail to Visas Avenue on its email id-


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