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Minimum CRS Score Requirement dropped in the Latest Express Entry Draw opened on 15th October

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 16, Oct 2018

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To the surprise of most express applicants, IRCC launched the 2nd Express Entry draw of the October slightly before the scheduled date, i.e. on 15th October. Usually, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) launches an express entry draw on fortnight basis, however, this time around it decided to open it on 12th day of the last EE draw, which was occurred on October 3, 2018.

Let's find out more details about the current EE draw.

Latest Express Entry draw Opened on 15th October

Find below the key statistics of the current Express Entry draw:

  • The draw is open: The current express entry draw is open from October 15, 2018 to October 16, 2018.
  • CRS score requirement: The CRS score requirement or qualifying marks in the draw is 440 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:September 18, 2018 at 11:06:29 UTC

All the express entry candidates receiving the Canada PR Invitation this time around need to submit the complete application within 60 days of the receipt of the invite.

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

Analysis of the new EE Draw Result

In the latest EE draw IRCC has issued 3,900 invitations 2nd time in a row. This is the maximum number of invites issued in a particular express entry draw from IRCC. The best thing to notice in the draw is the cut off marks. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reduced the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement by 5 points in the present EE Draw to make it 440 CRS points this time around. It's the significant reduction, considering the rise took place in the last EE draw.

While number of invitations achieved the maximum mark yet again, the qualifying marks too are at its minimum level for this year. The cut off marks never came below 440 mark this year in any express entry draw. This seems to be the border line decided by IRCC for the qualifying marks, which seems unlikely to get violated this year.

CRS Points Requirements Chart 2018

Didn't receive ITA in the present draw- Explore the alternate options

If you haven't received the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency this till date, you must explore the alternate pathways to obtain the same. You may either look to enhance your CRS score, or make efforts to obtain the provincial nomination for Canada PR.

You may get provincial nomination by applying in the most appropriate Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Some of the most popular PNPs of Canada are:

  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program
  • Nova Scotia Nominee Program, etc.

To get vital assistance in obtaining the Canada PR invitation through PNPs or by enhancing the CRS score, you may get in touch with certified Canadian immigration specialists at Visas Avenue Immigration. 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.


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