The quantity of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required by applicants in Canada’s Express Entry immigration choice framework to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) keeps on diminishing. On February 22, an aggregate of 3,611 applicants with at least 441 CRS focuses got an ITA. This is serenely the most reduced point’s limit of any draw since Express Entry was initially propelled over two years prior.

The February 22 Express Entry draw is the most recent in a progression of draws that have seen the CRS necessity consistently diminish, from 497 a little more than two months back to only 441 today. Without a doubt, this is the main attract which applicants who are instructed up to Bachelor’s Degree level only, and who have no work involvement in Canada and no extra points for a standard selection, a job offer, or past review in Canada, could hypothetically be welcome to apply in view of their different variables alone, expecting that they have just taken a dialect test in one dialect.

ITAs Issued in 2017
CRS Requirement
Number of ITAs in Latest Draw

Candidates who get an ITA are presently in a position to present an application for Canadian permanent residence to Refugees, Immigration and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Going with relatives, including companions or precedent-based law partners and dependent kids may likewise come to Canada alongside the essential applicants.

People who want to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or Federal Skilled Trades Class (FTSC) are initially required to enter the Express Entry pool. After entering the pool, they are appointed a CRS score in light of components including common status data, instruction, work involvement, dialect capacity, and other criteria. Competitors are positioned in the pool as indicated by their CRS score, and IRCC intermittently directs to welcome the highest positioning contender to present an application.

Candidates in the pool may expand their positioning in several ways.

Learn more about developing CRS score and positioning.

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1, 2015, to February 22, 2017

  • Dispatch Date: January 1, 2015
  • Initially draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Latest draw from the pool: February 22, 2017
  • Least CRS points required for determination in any one draw: 441 (February 22, 2017)
  • Biggest number of solicitations to apply issued in any one draw: 3,664 (February 8, 2017)
  • Least invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 559 (November 30, 2016. Take note of: This draw welcomed hopefuls with a provincial assignment as it were.)
  • Biggest reduction in CRS points required between two back to back draws: 273 (from May 22, 2015, to June 12, 2015, draws)
  • Littlest reduction in CRS points required between two back to back draws: 0 (on three events)
  • The biggest increase in CRS points required between two back to back draws 316 (from November 16, 2016, to November 30. Take note of: The last draw welcomed competitors with a provincial designation as it were.)
  • Littlest increment in CRS points required between two sequential draws: 0 (on three events)
  • Longest gap between two continuous draws: 35 days (from April 17, 2015, to May 22, 2015, draws)
  • Most limited gap within two back to back draws: 6 days (from December 16 to December 22, 2016)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 17,019
  • Total number of ITAs issued since framework was propelled: 81,864

Draws from the Express Entry pool (updated)

Express Entry Draws: 2017

Draw # Minimum CRS Score Required Date of Draw # of ITAs Issued
55 441 February 22, 2017 3,611
54 447 February 8, 2017 3,664
53 453 January 25, 2017 3,508
52 459 January 11, 2017 3,334
51 468 January 4. 2017 2,902

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