New Express Entry draw continues record low start to 2018

The Government of Canada has invited 2,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a draw that took place January 24.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score for this draw was 444, a reduction of two points from the  previous Express Entry draw on January 10, which had a CRS cut-off score of 446.

As with the the five previous draws, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) employed a tie-break rule. In this case, the time and date of the tie-break was January 17, 2018 at 12:33:00 UTC. This means that all candidates with a CRS score above 444, as well as those candidates with scores of 444 who entered their profile in the Express Entry pool before this time, will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Both the first and second draws of 2018 already have CRS scores well below the first two draws of 2017, which went on to set a number of Express Entry records.

To find out if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada permanently, fill out a free online assessment form.