On October 12th, the fresh express entry draw results were out which has seen a slight increase in the ranking points required by the candidates to apply for PR visa in Canada. In the current draw 1518 candidates got the invitation to apply with minimum CRS point requirement of 484 points. The latest express entry shows the highest number of invitation to be received by candidates to apply for permanent residency in 2016, but minimum point’s requirement is relatively high when compared to earlier draws in the spring as this is the first draw in three weeks and there is backlog of candidates of almost 450 to 480 as the number of ITAs were reduced in the summers.
In the last draw of September 21st, 2016, the 43rd express entry draw 1,288 candidates received the ITAs for permanent residence in Canada. Till August from the last April, the figure of receiving the ITAs was around 750 to 800 but in the last draw of September 7th it reached to 1000. The minimum CRS point’s requirement in the 43rd draw was 483, which has increased to 484 in the 44th draw.
It was forecasted by an immigration official this year that in September and October the number of invites would increase to 2000 per draw. The 1518 invites in 44th draw shows that the ITAs would continue to increase in near future in the express entry draws and minimum CRS point requirement would continue to decline.
The CRS points requirement have also decreased in the previous 20th draw of draw of 2016 which is 483 CRS points than from the 19th draw which required 491 points but in 21st draw it is 484 points.
The CRS score is a total of 1200 points which is used to benchmark the candidates from one another. It is an indispensable part of the Express Entry system which was commenced in January 2015. Till now 43 draws have been over, and in the year 2016 the lowest CRS score in a draw is 453, whereas overall lowest CRS score is 450 points. The Highest CRS score in any draw till now is 886 whereas the highest CRS score in any draw of 2016 is 538 points.
The current draw shows the highest number of ITAs being issued in the express entry draw to 1,518 candidates in 2016. The latest draw showed a significant increase in the number of ITAs issued with a dramatic decline in the minimum CRS points required.
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