Latest Express Entry draw sees ITAs increase and cut-off score drop

The Government of Canada has invited 3,000 Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 442 to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw that took place February 7.

The total of 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) represents an increase of 250 over each the previous six draws, all of which issued 2,750 ITAs.

The cut-off score of 442 represents a reduction of two points from the previous draw on January 24, and continues the record low start to 2018 in terms of cut-off CRS scores.

So far, all three draws in 2018 have had minimum CRS scores well below those of the first draws from 2017, a year which later saw a number of record-low CRS scores established. The lowest score reached in 2017 was 413 on May 31, 2017.