Minimum Score for the All Program Express Entry Draw Drops by 2 Points

On August 5,2020, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,900 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its most recent all-program draw.

The minimum score in the August 5th draw was 476, 2 points lower than the previous all-program draw. In the July 8 invitation round held last month, candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 478 to be invited.

The Comprehensive Ranking System is a score out of 1,200 used to benchmark federal economic applicants against one another. It’s a part of the Express Entry system, which was established in January 2015 to process permanent residence applications. The CRS points are calculated on for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

The CRS score is used as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. To enter the pool, candidates must be eligible under either the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades Class.

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