In the latest draw held on June 26 for the Canadian permanent residence over 3,350 Express Entry candidates were invited by the government to apply. In comparison to the draw held on June 12, the CRS cut-off score was down by three points ending up on 462. Since May 29 where the CRS cut off score ended on 470, this was the second consecutive draw where the CRS cut-off score has decreased.
The main source of skilled foreign workers in Canada is through the Express Entry system. Three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration categories are managed under this system. Those candidates eligible are entered into the Express Entry pool after which they are ranked on the basis on their CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score. Education, age, work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors, determine the CRS score of a candidate. To be eligible for the Express Entry draw you do not need to have a job offer.
Invitations to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence are issued to those candidates who have the highest CRS score. This happens every two weeks through a regular draw form the pool.