In one surprise move, the Government of Canada carried out an Express Entry draw on June 25th, 2018. A total of 3,750 candidates were sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA) and the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off was 442 points.
The latest Express Entry all programs draw has been held only after a gap of 11 days and it is the second time that 3,750 candidates have been issued the Invitation to Apply (ITAs). This is the record high for the year 2018.
A tie-break rule was used in this draw as well by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The date and time that was picked up for this draw was January 28, 2018 at 21:06:11 UTC. What this means is that all the candidates who had scored 442 or above points and had submitted their profile before this time and date were sent the Invitation to Apply (ITA).
The Express Entry draw that was held on June 14 2018 closed at CRS cut-off score of 451 points. There has been a drop of 9 points in the CRS cut-off score in this draw on June 25th. The decrease in the CRS cut-off can be attributed to the short duration between draws along with the large size of the draw.
Till now a total of 39,700 ITAs has been issued by the Government of Canada in this year 2018. It still has a long way to go, as for this year Canada has set up the target of 74,900 and in 2019 a total 81,400 new immigrants will be brought in.
Looking at the current scenario, it is expected that more draws with still lower CRS cut-off are expected to happen soon in the coming time. We need to prepare ourselves in the best possible manner so as to put our best foot forward.
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