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Will IRCC Consider Dropping cut off marks in 2nd Express Entry Draw of the year?

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 15, Jan 2019

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The IRCC set a new Express Entry record (for 1st draw of year) by inviting highest number of candidates in first express entry draw of the year. However, in terms of the drop in qualifying marks or CRS score requirement there wasn't much to cheer for especially for the applicant with low CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. Hence, now all eyes are on the 2ndEE draw of the year, as the applicants expect IRCC to make some reduction in cut off this time around.

Reduction in Cut off not out of Equation

The drop or reduction in the qualifying marks in the 2nd draw of Federal Express Entry System is very much on the cards considering the current state of the express entry pool of candidates and high annual immigration target for the year 2019.

  • EE Pool Status

As per the status of the EE pool on January 3, 2019, about 9,109 candidates has their CRS score between 431 and 440. And this is huge number to have for any system. So, by next EE draw if not much applicant register with higher point score or get the same through provincial nomination, we can expect the fall in the qualifying marks from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and citizenship Canada).

  • High Annual Immigration Target

The IRCC has high immigration target too for the year 2019, i.e. 3,30,000. Moreover, Express Entry itself will invite 81,400 candidates this year. Hence, to meet this massive target, IRCC need to invite high number of skilled workers candidates through periodic EE draws and for this to happen, it needs to make some reduction in the CRS score requirement.

Good time to apply Canada PR

Considering the relaxed process requirements and high target, year 2019 can be easily termed as the best time to apply Canada PR. The future is uncertain with the immigration scenario being volatile over the years, hence, as an aspirant of overseas immigration one has to make the most of the available conditions and opportunities.So, if you are planning to apply Canada PR for a long time, you must go for it and prepare your immigration file right away.

Also read-How to Score High Points in Express Entry System?

Explore the other options too

As an applicant of Canada PR, you must not constraint yourself to just express entry, if you are not getting the ITA long time now, it's better to explore the option of Provincial Nominee Program, that accept the applicants with low point score too. To get the best assistance in this regard, you may get in touch with a trusted and efficient Canadian immigration Consultant. Visas Avenue immigration has been the top and registered Visa consultancy Company for Canada immigration and PR process for last few years with its incredible success rate.

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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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