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Biggest Express Entry Draw Shows Drop in CRS Points Requirement

Biggest Express Entry Draw Shows Drop in CRS Points Requirement

On October 18, 2016, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration issued a Ministerial Instruction on the biggest Express Entry draw since the program started in January 2015.

From October 18-19, 2016, the IRCC will issue 1,804 invitations to Express Entry candidates with at least 475 CRS points, the lowest points requirement since April of this year.

The latest round of invitation followed another huge draw from October 12, 2016, with 1,518 invitations issued to Express Entry candidates meeting the minimum CRS points of at least 484.


To date, The IRCC has issued 23,902 Invitations to Apply or ITAs. With the year coming to a close, the IRCC is expected to conduct more draws and issue more invitations to hit their immigration objectives by yearend.

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