CRS Points needed show a Decrease in Oct-18 Express Entry Draw
October 20, 2017

CRS Points needed show a Decrease in Oct-18 Express Entry Draw

The recent Express Entry draw, on October 18th, for immigration to Canada, saw the extending of an invitation to apply to 2,757 candidates. The CRS points, stood at 436, which were needed by candidates, which is two points below the requirement of the previous draw of October 4th.

The invited candidates, presently are given 90 days, for submitting their complete application, in all respects, to IRCC for obtaining Canadian PR. The persons entitled to accompany the principal applicant to Canada are a spouse, Family members, common-law partners, and dependent children.

The CRS reflects a cut-off threshold around the mid-430 in the last six draws spread over three months. There is a minor decrease, in every draw, in the ITAs issued, when compared to the size of draws that were held in the year earlier. The changes introduced, while awarding extra points, immensely helped the candidates who either possessed French speaking ability or had a sibling in Canada.

With this round, the tally of the total ITAs issued, during the present year stood at 74,978, from the 24 draws taking place so far. This compares quite well with the figure of the 28,409 of the ITAs that were issued during the initial 24 draws for the year 2016 and also surpasses the total number of candidates standing invited in the entire year of 2016.

The situation today shows the diversity of candidates who have received ITAs. There is an importance attached to advanced proficiency in English, and aspirants like an accounting professional, an electrical engineer, a computer programmer, or a financial manager, meet the standards now. The factor in favor of some of them is that they have a sister who is Canadian PR residing in one of the provinces.

IRCC has a process to invite eligible candidates to apply to get PR Status regularly. The new Immigration Levels Plan will be announced shortly by the government, and the number of newcomers who can arrive in the country through Express Entry in 2018, would be known to all concerned. The Immigration Minister had mentioned that the 300,000 new immigrants per year will form the base target for the future. An improved target under the Express Entry programs, would either lead to bigger draws or happen at a better frequency. This may result in reduced CRS thresholds spread over the over time.

All the aspirants, who intend to reach Canada and make it their new home, must assess all the options and possibilities available to them. They need to evaluate their eligibility norms to enter the Express Entry pool. We will surely guide all such aspirants and give our professional advice to them.

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