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Lowest Ever Qualifying Marks Announced By IRCC in the 8th Express Entry Draw of 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 06, Apr 2017

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The Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continue to surprise the Canada immigration aspirants registered in the express entry system. The latest, i.e. 8th draw of express entry has been launched by IRCC on April 5, 2017 just before the one fortnight from the last draw. The draw has brought pleasant surprise yet again with the biggest fall in the qualifying marks yet again. Lets take a look at the key features of the draw.

8th Express Entry Draw of 2017

  • The draw is open from April 05, 2016 to April 6, 2017
  • The qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement in the draw is 431 points or more
  • A total of 3,753 invitations will be issued by IRCC for the Canadian PR in the present EE draw.

See here- List of Express Entry Draws Canada 2015 to 17

Key Analysis of the Draw

The CRS Score requirement in the draw are the lowest ever from IRCC. This will surely please the applicants with low CRS score. The IRCC reduced the qualifying marks by 10 points to make the requirement record low, i.e. 431 points this time around.

As a result of the low qualifying marks, massive 3,753 candidates will get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent Residency in Canada from the department of Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada. The IRCC has been quite lenient this year towards the Canada immigration applicants registered in Express Entry System. Hence, its the ideal time for the Canadian PR aspirants to apply for the same this year.

Looking to apply for Canadian permanent residency in 2017?

If you are also an aspirant of Canadian permanent residency, you may get in touch with a trusted Canadian immigration Consultant to confirm all the process details, prepare the immigration file and apply in federal express entry system under the guidance of certified Canada immigration expert.

Also Read- Canadian Express Entry System to Undergo Key Changes in June, 2017

For any query or assistance with regards to express entry system or Canada immigration in general, you may drop an email to the expert at


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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