Latest All-Program Express Entry Draw: A Significant Drop in CRS Score
IRCC just opened its second all-program Express Entry draw since resuming after a gap of 18 months. This time, the CRS score requirement has dropped to 15 points compared to the previous draw held on July 6.
Draw Number: 227
Draw Date and Time: 20-July-2022 at 16:32:49 UTC
Number of ITAs Issued: 1,750
Minimum CRS Score Requirement: 542
Category: All-Programs (FSW, FST and CEC)
Tie-breaking rule: December 30, 2021 at 15:29:35 UTC
Candidates who have received their invitations to apply will get a message from IRCC about the program they've been invited to apply for and the next steps.
Will the CRS score decrease further?
Due to the high number of candidates invited from the Express Entry pool, the CRS cut-off for this all-program draw has dropped to 15 points but is likely to fall further in the upcoming draws.
Moreover, as IRCC announced to invite candidates based on groupings from the first quarter of 2023, the CRS cut-off is expected to be much lower.
For groupings, IRCC may consider a combination of a candidate's work experience in an in-demand occupation or group of occupations, educational background and language proficiency. Since candidates will be ranked based on their grouping rather than the entire pool, the cut-off score requirement is likely to be much lower than any general EE draw.
Thus, even if your estimated CRS score is less than 500 points, it's still an excellent time to prepare your Express Entry profile and enter the pool of candidates. As per IRCC's bi-weekly schedule, the next all-program EE draw is expected to be held on August 3, 2022.