Minimum score decreases by five points in the latest Express Entry draw
The Government of Canada has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held Monday, October 15. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score for this invitation round returned to 440, which is the lowest score drawn this year.
Today’s minimum score is five points less than the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 445 in the previous Express Entry draw on October 3. which also issued 3,900 Invitation to Apply (ITAs).
This marks the fifth time in 2018 that the minimum score for an all-program Express Entry draw was 440.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tie-break rule in this draw and the date and time used was September 18, 2018, at 11:06:29 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 440, as well as those candidates with scores of 440 who submitted their profile before this specified date and time, received an ITA in this invitation round.
The fact today’s draw took place less than two weeks after the October 3 invitation round might have helped the minimum score drop by five points.
Such a reduction can result when large draws are held in quick succession. Express Entry draws are typically held every two weeks, but only 12 days elapsed between the October 3 draw and today’s invitation round.