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IRCC Reduces CRS score Requirement by 4 points in latest Express Entry Draw opened on November 28

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 29, Nov 2018

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The latest Express Entry draw opened on 28th November 2018 has brought some respite to the applicants as IRCC has slightly reduced the cut off this time around by 4 points. For IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada), this marginal drop was enough to invite 3,900 candidates yet again to apply permanent residency in Canada. Let's find out more details about the current EE draw.

Express Entry draw Opened on 28th November

Find below the key statistics of the current EE draw:

  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from November 28, 2018 to November 29, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 445 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,900 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule: October 22, 2018 at 14:40:13 UTC

Analysis of Current Express Entry Draw

The latest draw of Express Entry has brought some respite for the applicants in terms of reduced qualifying marks. The IRCC has dropped the cut off or CRS score requirement by 4 points in the current draw. Hence, the applicants with CRS points 445 or above will get the invitation to apply for Canadian PR.

The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement from IRCC has been increasing consistently since October 29, 2018, however, the latest reduction in cut off must have given some respite to the express entry candidates. All invited applicants will have to submit complete Canada PR application within 60 days as per the recent rule change.

Also read- Less Than Half Dozen Express Entry Draws left in 2018 - What's your chance with CRS score in 430s?

Express Entry likely to invite highest number of candidates in a year in 2018

With the ongoing trend, the Express entry system is on the verge of creating a new record for the year 2018. This record will be of inviting highest number of candidates in a year. Previous record was created last year only. Now this year EE draws are already ahead of the highest invitation record till November month compared to last year, i.e. year 2017. Let's take a look.

Didn't receive ITA for Canada PR? Find out the alternate option

In case you have not got Express Entry Invitation to Apply (ITA) for a long time now, you must get in touch with a trusted Visa Consultancy for Canada to either raise your points or to apply in alternate PNP programs to acquire the permanent residency in Canada.

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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.

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