New Ex­press En­try draw con­tin­ues record low start to 2018

The Miracle - - Immigration -

CRS cut-off score of 444 in lat­est Ex­press En­try draw and 2,750 can­di­dates in­vited to ap­ply 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. As part of its three-year im­mi­gra­tion lev­els plan un­veiled last Novem­ber, IRCC has set an ad­mis­sions tar­get of 74,900 for Ex­press En­try for 2018, an in­crease of 3,200 over its tar­get for 2017.If the higher ad­mis­sions tar­get for 2018 trans­lates into more fre­quent draws, that could also mean fur­ther record­break­ing CRS cut-off scores. The start of 2018 has also seen ac­tiv­ity among Ex­press En­try-aligned Pro­vin­cial Nom­i­nee Pro­gram (PNP) streams in Man­i­toba and On­tario. Such PNPs are be­com­ing an in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar fast-track op­tion for Ex­press En­try can­di­dates. On Jan­uary 22, On­tario’s Hu­man Cap­i­tal Pri­or­i­ties Stream is­sued 340 No­tifi- cations of In­ter­est to Ex­press En­try can­di­dates who had sub­mit­ted their pro­file be­tween Jan­uary 1 and Jan­uary 19. On Jan­uary 11, Man­i­toba’s Ex­press En­try Path­way is­sued 155 Let­ters of Ad­vice to Ap­ply to Ex­press En­try can­di­dates who have also sub­mit­ted a pro­file with the Man­i­toba Pro­vin­cial Nom­i­nee Pro­gram (MPNP). Ex­press En­try can­di­dates with a pro­vin­cial nom­i­na­tion re­ceive an ad­di­tional 600 CRS points, putting them well within reach of an ITA in a sub­se­quent draw.­c­

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