On March 14, 2018, the IRCC invited 3,000 candidatesÂ to apply for permanent residence who were in the Express Entry poolÂ and had a CRS score of 456+.Â Â This is nowÂ the 3rd drawÂ in a row the IRCC has issued 3,000 invitations.Â It appears IRCC has changed their strategy around invitation numbers.Â Last year, all draw sizes varied and were odd numbers.Â This year, we have seen 5 draws of 2,750 and more recently, 3 draws of 3,000.
Our firm anticipates more candidates to be selected in the coming draws which should result in lower CRS scores, possibly in theÂ 420Â – 430 range.Â Last year saw a new CRS low ofÂ 413.
In 2018, 85,000 people are expected to beÂ selected in Express Entry system, under the Federal Skilled Worker program.Â Â
Matkowsky and Associates
First published at https://www.matkowsky.ca/single-post/2018/03/14/Express-Entry-Draw–March-14-2018-456-CRS-score