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IRCC launches 6th Express Entry draw early with reduced CRS Score Requirement

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 27, Mar 2018

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The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has surprised the applicants this time with launching the 6th Express Entry draw earlier than the expected date. The present draw is launched by IRCC on March 26, 2018. Usually, IRCC launch an express entry draw every 15 days, however, this time around, this trend has not been followed by IRCC.

6TH Express Entry Draw

Find below the key details about present EE draw:
  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from March 26, 2018 to March 27, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 446 CRS points or above
  • Number of Invitations to be issued: The IRCC to issue a total of 3,000 Canada PR invitations during the draw.
  • Tie-breaking rule: : February 23, 2018 at 08:06:19 UTC

The applicants who receive ITA (Invitation to apply) for Canada PR during the present EE draw, will have to submit complete Canadian Permanent Residency application within 90 days from the day ITA has been received.

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

Analysis of 6th EE draw

There lot of key things to talk about the present draw. First of all, the current EE draw has been launched before two weeks of the last EE draw launch (i.e. 14th March, 2018), which was not the standard time of launch, i.e. fortnight basis trend of EE draws. Last time around IRCC surprised the applicants with very late EE draw, however, this time, early draw was a pleasant surprise for thousands of Canada PR aspirants registered in Federal Express Entry System.

Reduction in the Qualifying marks

The current draw also saw a reduction of 10 points in the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). In the last draw, IRCC announced the qualifying marks or cut off marks as 556 CRS points, which has been reduced to 446 points in the present EE draw. This brings some relief for the applicants concerned about rise in the qualifying marks by IRCC vide 5th draw of express entry system.

On the other hand, IRCC in fact has set a new record by inviting same number of candidates (i.e. 3,000 invitations) continuously 4th time in a row. It's a new trend and of course a new record set by IRCC for Express entry draws. Last record for same number of invites was set in November-December 2017 draws when IRCC invited 2,750 candidates 3 times in a row.

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Rajneesh Kumar

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