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Posted on May 02 2020

Canada immigration sets lowest CRS score with latest draw

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Immigration Canada has kept the trend of reducing the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in its recent draws. These draws followed the COVID-19 eventuality and has kept on going even with the preventive and restrictive measures implemented by the country.

The Canadian government has issued 3,311 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to Express Entry candidates. This was done through a program-specific draw held on May 1, 2020.

The invited candidates came under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The minimum CRS score these candidates needed was 452.

When compared to the minimum CRS score of 455 in the April 16 draw, it’s clear that the CRS requirement has come down further. Before this, 455 was the least CRS score stipulated ever in an Express Entry draw this year.

There were also 589 ITAs issued to candidates from Express Entry who were nominated via the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) that happened at the beginning of this week. The minimum CRS score for them was 692.

Express Entry candidates who have earned a provincial nomination get 600 points added to their CRS scores. This, in turn, creates a higher cut-off score.

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) applied its tie-break rule in this draw. The date and time used were October 10, 2019, at 19:15:28 UTC. So, all CEC candidates having a CRS score above 452 received an ITA in this round of invitation. Candidates with scores of 452 who gave their profile before this date and time also received an ITA.

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