Minimum CRS score in October 29 draw was 442
In latest Express Entry draw that took place on Monday, October 29, The Government of Canada has issued 3,900 Express Entry candidates an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold set at 442 points in latest draw.
October 29 draw was the fourth time since September 5 that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 3,900 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence, which remains the largest draw size of 2018.
The minimum cut-off score in the October 29 draw was two points higher than the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of last invitation round (October 15), which had a minimum CRS score of 440.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) used its tie-break rule in this latest invitation round. This means, candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 442 and above, who have submitted an Express Entry profile before October 16, 2018, at 06:09:04 UTC, received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the latest invitation round.
Monday’s draw brings the total number of ITAs issued so far this year to 74,200.
Candidates who have received Invitation to Apply (ITA) need to submit a complete application for Canadian permanent resident status to the Government of Canada within 60 days of issuing an ITA.
The federal Express Entry system is mainly used in three major economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Candidates entering the Express Entry pool need to first fulfill the requirements for one of these three programs managed by Express Entry.
Once applicants enter their application in the pool, their ranking is determined on the strength of various factors such as their education, language ability, and work experience. Based on these factors, candidates are ranked as per Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which assigns a score out of 1,200.
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