Ground-breaking Express Entry draw: 1620 Invitations issued, lowest Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) required was 481

For the first time since its introduction on January 1st, 2015, Canada’s Express Entry application management system has resulted in invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence being issued to candidates with less than 600 CRS points.

This is particularly exciting news because, prior to this draw, every candidate selected to apply for permanent residence would have needed to obtain over 600 CRS points by having a Canadian job offer or Provincial nomination.

This most recent draw, which resulted in invitations to apply being issued to candidates with a CRS score of 481 or more, shows that a candidate with no Canadian work experience, job offer or Provincial nomination in Canada can obtain an invitation to apply under the Express Entry system.

Recent Express Entry draws have revealed that the number of invitations being issued is increasing with each draw, while the CRS score required to be selected is decreasing.