In the latest Express Entry draw that was held on January 24th, the IRCC invitedÂ 2,750 candidatesÂ to apply for permanent residence who had a score of 444 and higher.Â This is now the 5th draw in a row with the same number of people invited (2,750), leaving the CRS scoreÂ in a narrow range.
85,000 people are expected to beÂ selected in Express Entry system in 2018, under the Federal Skilled Worker program.Â The quota for 2018 is expected to be 5% higher than the previous year.
If the pattern from last year will repeat, the IRCC is expected to selectÂ a greater number of candidates at the beginning of the year, which will resultÂ in lower CRS scores.Â Last year saw a new CRS low ofÂ 413.Â Our firm expects a few draws in the coming months to see scores ofÂ 415 – 420.
With the start of a new year, it is the ideal time to beginÂ the immigration process if you are considering a move to Canada.Â
Matkowsky and Associates
First published at https://www.matkowsky.ca/single-post/2018/01/25/Express-Entry-Draw–Jan-24-2018-446-CRS-score-2750-ITAs