The Government of Canada through Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its periodic Express Entry draw and has issued a total of 3,600 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence to Express Entry candidates in a new draw held November 27.

In previous weeks, the CRS scores have been relatively high, hovering around 462-472 since the 2nd of October, 2019. However, this week’s Comprehensive Ranking System draw score is 471, a one-point reduction from the previous Express Entry draw which was conducted on the 13th of November 2019. Candidates with a total CRS score of 471 and above would be invited to apply for the Canadian permanent residence visa following this draw.

Eligible candidates are given a score under Express Entry’s CRS that is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English and/or French. The Government of Canada holds regular draws for a set number of the highest-scoring Express Entry candidates and the minimum CRS score is determined by the size of the draw.

Think the score is still on the high side? Do not worry, with Marco Mendicino as the new Immigration officer, we can expect the CRS scores to drop in the nearest future. Let’s not forget that Canada is still committed to inviting over one million newcomers In the next three years, which guarantees that the CRS scores would be reduced to take in more immigrants.