Free Assesment Form

Immigration News

IRCC finally drops cut off below 440- the lowest of 2018, in the latest Express Entry Draw

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 20, Dec 2018

visas default image

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) finally reduced the CRS Score requirement below 440 mark first time in the year. It's the lowest cut off marks announced by IRCC in the express entry draw, which probably going to be the last of 2018. With the draw launched on December 19, Express entry has now issued highest number of invitations ever in a year. Let's find out more about the draw.

EE Draw opened on 19th December 2018

Find below the results of the latest EE draw launched on 19th December:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from December 19, 2018 to December 20, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 439 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:February 6, 2018 at 19:31:37 UTC

All invited candidates will submit complete Canada PR application and documents within 60 days now.

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

Lowest cut off marks of 2018

To the utter yet pleasant surprise of the applicants, IRCC decided to drop the CRS score requirement below 440 mark first time in the year. The qualifying marks in the current draw are 439 CRS points, which is the lowest of the year 2018.

CRS Draw Chart

This unexpected fall in the CRS score requirement from IRCC has enabled it to invite 3,900 invitations yet again, i.e. 7th time in a row, which again is a kind of record in itself.

Record for Highest Number of Invitations in a year

The most special record everyone was eying at since last couple of draws is the record express entry created by inviting highest number of candidates in a year. After this 19th December draw, now the Express Entry this year has issued whipping 89,800 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency, which is the highest issued invites in any year, since January 2015- the launching year of Federal Express Entry System.

This is incredible feat achieved by IRCC to invite just under 1 lac applicants successfully through the most organized immigration system in the world.

Want to raise your CRS score in express entry system? Call the expert now

In case, you have not received invitation to apply from IRCC in any of the express entry draws this year, you may get in touch with qualified immigration experts at Visas Avenue to find ways to raise your CRS score by applying in PNPs, and through increasing points for key selection factors.

Visas Avenue is top and accredited Canadian Visa Consultancy firm in India, with exceptional record for helping visa applicants get PR in Canada via most appropriate program. You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, get a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.


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.


Free Assessment Visa Assessment Form

    Please fill in the fields below .

  • SEND