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The 5th Express Entry Draw of 2016 launched with Reduced CRS Score Requirement of 453 Points

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 25, Feb 2016

visas default image The 5th Express Entry Draw (28th draw overall) is opened on February 24, 2016, to invite the selected immigration applicants for permanent residency in Canada. The draw is open till February 25, 2016.  It’s the 2nd draw in the month of February and seemed to have sustained the New Year trend in the favor of the applicants, in terms of low qualifying marks (CRS Score needed) and the reasonable number of invites. Let’s take a look at the draw findings:

Do I qualify for Canada Express Entry

Key Findings of 5th Express Entry Draw of 2016

  • Number of invites to be issued in the 5th draw is 1484
  • CRS Score requirement as per the current draw is 453 points or more
  • The candidates achieving the required CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score will be eligible to receive an ITA (invitation to apply) for PR in Canada.
Key analysis of 5th EE Draw
In the 5th draw, the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score requirement is reduced to 453 as compared to 459 points in the previous draw. It will certainly please the applicants just over 450 (i.e. with points 453 or more) mark as they will be in a list of invitees for PR visa to Canada. The numbers of invitations are limited to 1484 with a minor fall of 21 points as compared to the last draw; however, it is still significant. So, in a nutshell, the draw can be said good and satisfactory in the favor of the candidates.

In general, the current draw has sustained the existing positive trend of low qualifying marks and a considerable number of invitations in the interest of applicants.

How can you apply for PR in Canada through an Express Entry System of Immigration?
The Express Entry system is the point based online immigration system of Canada started in January 2015. The system is not based on the traditional method of ‘first come, first served’ rather; it is based on EOI (Expression of Interest) system. In the EOI System, candidates create an online profile and submit their EOI, for immigration to Canada. The IRCC (Immigration Refugee, Citizenship Canada) then assess and selects the profile for Canadian PR based on their total CRS Score.

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The Express Entry being a technical immigration system would require thorough understanding and clarity, so that you can apply accurately after understanding the existing guidelines. We at Visas Avenue, make the complex Express Entry system of Canada Immigration relatively easy for you to understand and apply. The Visas Avenue being the leading Immigration Advisory Company has got a dedicated team of Canadian Immigration Specialist.

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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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