Wednesday - Nov 20, 2019

What Does the Latest CRS Score Trends mean to Canada PR Aspirants?


The year 2018 has been highly fruitful for Canada Express Entry applicants who desire to migrate to this nation. Futuristic, socially secure and economically progressive features make Canada one of the most sought after countries where people want to find a better life. Canadian government’s desire to welcome nearly 1 million immigrants by the end of 2021 has opened different doors for skilled professionals and business people to apply for Canada PR visa.

Express Entry Program has been one of the most preferred gateway used by IRCC to screen applicants and invite them into their country. A good score on the CRS Points Calculator is imperative for a candidate to gain advantage in Express Entry ranking. Among the frequent draws conducted by IRCC in the year 2018, experts have seen a paradigm shift in the way Canadian federal government is restructuring its methods to be more favorable towards the immigrants. Here are a few trends you need to understand regarding CRS cut off score and how they are reshaping the results.

Express Entry score has hit the lowest ever:

IRCC applied the new tie-break procedure that introduced in June in August 8 draw. According to the rule, all candidates who achieved a CRS score above 440 as well as those candidates having scores of 440  who submitted an Express Entry profile by January 31st 2018 at 00:06:40 UTC were issued an ITA. This is the lowest CRS cut off score recorded thus far since Express Entry was introduced.

Provincial Nominee score hitting even lower:

A spokesperson for the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program has declared applying for Canada immigration and qualifying for the same in the upcoming years will be much simpler. It has been predicted that the minimum CRS score will continue to drop in 2019. In the last draws for Ontario PNP CRS had dropped to 350 points with more preference given to candidates with a job offer in the province and having French language proficiency of CLB 7 or higher.

Highest recorded ITA issued:

With more and more draws being introduced for Express Entry applicants, the chances of getting ITA has increased. In the latest draw, IRCC issued a total of 3750 invites to applicants. This is the highest number when it comes to ITAs issued in any of the single Express Entry draws held in 2018. Such developments encourage applicants to be hopeful about being invited to apply for PR visa.

Positive signs for all programs under Express Entry:  

Currently there are 3 programs that are managed by Express Entry system to screen applicants for Canada PR. Candidates eligible under Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) can leverage on the trends mentioned above. Each program has its own set of eligibility criteria according to which the CRS calculator will allot points. Lower cut-off scores and increased quantity of invites issued are both very strong positive signs for people planning to apply under these programs. These developments regarding CRS score has set the trend for the next 2 years. People who have already created their Express Entry profiles and those who are planning to do so in future should take into consideration what factors apart from the CRS score are prioritized by IRCC and the provinces while selecting candidates. Understanding such details could be the key to successfully acquiring Canada PR.