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Qualifying Marks reduced yet again in 28th Express Entry Draw launched on November 15, 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 16, Nov 2017

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launched the 28th Express Entry draw of the year on November 15, 2017. The draw launched just after a week of the last EE Draw held on November 8. This in indeed was surprising considering the fortnightly launch trend for Express Entry draws. Let’s take a look at the key features of the current EE draw opened on November 15, 2017:

Key Features of 27th Express Entry Draw

Find below the key features of present EE Draw:
  • The draw is open from November 15, 2017 to November 16, 2017
  • The qualifying marks or CRS Score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited is 439 CRS points
  • Total number of invitations issued in the current draw is 2,750

In case, more than one applicant has the lowest score, the tie breaker between the two will be the date and time of their registered profile in federal Express Entry System.

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

The express entry candidates under the below categories are eligible for the current draw of express entry:
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program,
  • Canadian Experience Class and
  • Provincial Nominee Program

The applicants receiving ITA (invitation to Apply) in the current draw from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will have to submit complete visa application within 90 days of the receipt of ITA.

Analysis of the 28th EE draw of 2017

The current draw was a bit surprising for the applicants in terms of its timing. The draw launched in a week’s time only, whereas, the EE Draw trend is fortnightly in general. The draw results were also a pleasant surprise for the applicants. The CRS score requirement in last EE draw was 458 CRS Points, which dropped significantly this time around by IRCC to 439 CRS points. It was a considerable reduction made by IRCC to make more applicants eligible for ITA in the current EE Draw.

Also read- OINP is Likely to launch one more Application Intake of Express Entry- HCP Stream this year

The number of invitations also increased considerably to 2,750 invites in the current draw, from just 2,000 invitations last time around.  Hence, the present EE draw brought more than one positives for the candidates registered in the federal express entry system of Canada.

Apply in the Express Entry System now to get Quick PR for Canada

If you aspire to get Permanent Residency (PR) visa in Canada, this is the perfect time to apply in the federal express entry system with low CRS score requirement and eased rules and requirements from IRCC. To get the best immigration process support and assistance, you may choose to contact and coordinate with vastly experienced immigration and visa specialists at Visas Avenue Immigration.

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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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