Canada Express Entry Is Back: What's a Perfect CRS Score?

by Mansi Sahai Published on 19/Jul/2022
Canada Express Entry

After 18 months, Canada has finally resumed the all-program Express Entry draw. However, for the most recent draw held on 6th July, the CRS score requirement was much higher than the cut-off for all-program draws conducted three years back, which was ranging between 400-470.

IRCC already hinted to everyone in its internal memo that the CRS score requirement would go beyond 500 points once FSW and CEC draw resumes, which turned out to be accurate.

Thus, it is currently difficult to determine a "good" CRS score for Canada's Express Entry because it changes with every draw. In addition, IRCC is also dealing with the issue of an enormous application backlog.

There is a vast buildup of eligible FSW and CEC applicants with high scores waiting in the Express Entry pool for months. There are still over 220,000 applicants waiting in the pool, which has been recorded as the highest number.

CRS score is expected to fall in the near future

Though it's not possible to predict the cut-off score requirement for the Express Entry draws ahead. Still, there are a few factors to take into consideration:

  • IRCC has confirmed that they plan to invite thousands of applicants per round, but we can't predict an exact number. The number of ITAs to be issued is essential in determining the cut-off score. If the IRCC issues a lower number of ITAs, like in the 6th July draw, the CRS score might remain high.
  • Express Entry is the most popular Canadian immigration program, and due to 18 months' halt, even more applicants with high scores have entered the pool. This could be another reason for the CRS score cut-off to remain higher.
  • If IRCC starts conducting occupation-specific EE draws, candidates with experience in specific in-demand occupations will be invited. This move might change the CRS score requirement, and different cut-offs will be established for different occupations.

Predicting Canadian immigration trends and policies is difficult to define; thus, keep yourself updated about the latest news and policy changes.

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