The IRCC Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited total 17,500 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in the span of 3 months through its popular Express Entry Immigration system. This in fact, is an incredible immigration rate registered by IRCC – the federal immigration department of Canada.

Although, there hasn’t been significant fall in the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement, still the invited number of candidates through Express entry is staggering in first quarter of 2018.

IRCC inviting nearly 3,000 candidates in every Express Entry draw

The IRCC has been consistent in terms of the number of invitations issued per Express entry draw this year. In almost each Express Entry draw launched this year, IRCC has invited 3,000 candidates, which quite remarkable thing noticed.


The qualifying marks are expected to reduce in upcoming draws

Although, the qualifying marks or CRS score requirement in the express entry is hovering around 440s, however, it is expected to decrease significantly in the forthcoming draws of express entry system.

Last EE draw held on March 26, 2018, the IRCC decreased CRS score requirement by 10 points, which was 456 CRS points in the EE draw occurred prior to that. The CRS score requirement is expected to decrease further considering the massive annual immigration target set by IRCC for 2018.

Massive Immigration target in 2018

In its Multiyear Immigration plan (2018-2020) revealed in November last year, IRCC announced the annual immigration target of 310,000 permanent residents for the year 2018. Out of the total number 74,900 people will be invited through Federal Express Entry system.

At this point, ICC needs to invite 57,400 more applicants in next 9 months via 18 express entry draws (considering the 15-day cycle of EE draws). Which means, the IRCC will have to invite over 3,100 applicants per draw from now onwards to meet Express Entry immigration target for 2018?

Statistics suggest the reduction in CRS score requirement

IRCC may be having the candidates with CRS score around 450 at now, however, it is likely that in future, IRCC will have to drop the CRS score requirement. Considering the CRS score of the applicants at that point of time, IRCC is likely to reduce qualifying marks.

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