The June 28th, 2017 Express Entry draw saw a total of 3,409 candidates being sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for immigrating to Canada. The cut off for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) was at 449 points and the candidates those have been selected from the Express Entry pool will now be in a position to submit their application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for becoming permanent resident.
The June 28th, 2017 draw will be the first one to have taken place after the recent changes that have been made to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This changes were brought into effect on June 6th and and with this additional points were awarded to candidates who have a sibling in Canada.
Due to these latest changes candidates who were having proficiency in French language also received a boost in their score.
IRCC had clearly stated at the time of making these changes that the CRS score of all the candidates in the pool will be updated automatically and only after that the next round of Express Entry draw will take place. This process may take nearly two weeks.
It is being four weeks since the last changes had taken place and the latest Express Entry draw was waited desperately by all the candidates who are already in the pool and also by their family members. This was particularly due to the reason that they did not had any idea on how the recent changes will effect the cut-off threshold in CRS.
Other factors that need consideration here apart from the threshold is that the usually there is a gap of two-weeks between Express Entry draws, however, there has been a gap of four weeks between the last two draws.
During this extra time between two draws more number of people must have entered the Express Entry pool than is usually the case. This extra gap must have given more time for some applicants to be given more points for extra factors, such as for a qualifying job offer or the acquisition of an enhanced provincial nomination certificate.