CRS cut-off score drops to 467 in the second Express Entry draw held in 5 days

Latest Express Entry draw targeted Canadian Experience Class with minimum CRS 467

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 3232 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada in the latest Express Entry draw held on March 23. The draw, held within a gap of just five days, exclusively targeted Canadian Experience Class(CEC) candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score dropped to 467, four points lower than the last all-program Express Entry draw held on March 4.

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IRCC is conducting an exclusive Express Entry draw for CEC candidates for the second time, after the first one held in 2015. CEC is one of the three major federal economic immigration programs managed under the Express Entry. Candidates   who have at least one year of work experience in Canada and meet other criteria are eligible under CEC.

IRCC applied the tie-break rule in the March 23 draw too and the time stamp given was November 25, 2019, at 14:00:35 UTC. It means only those candidates who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time, and scored the minimum CRS points received ITAs in the draw. With the latest draw, the total number of ITAs issued through Express Entry has touched 22600.

Canada has kept this year’s immigration target for Express Entry high. So more frequent and larger Express Entry draws can be expected in the coming months.

The CRS cut-off score for program-specific Express Entry draw like the one held on March 23 tends to be lower as these draws target only a smaller pool of candidates. Today’s draw has given hope for many Canada immigration aspirants as it has been proved that candidates with lower CRS scores may also get a chance to be invited through Express Entry.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Canada Express Entry offers simple and fast-track pathway for international skilled workers to migrate to the country. Check your eligibility for Express Entry migration by our free online assessment form.

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
140 March 23 3232 467
139 March 18   668 720
138 March 4 3900 471
137 February 19 4500 470
136 February 5 3500 472
135 January 22 3400 471
134 January 8 3400 473

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