Important Update: IRCC has revised the CRS cut-off to 510 from 511 for the latest Express Entry Draw held on September 14, 2022.

As the number of ITAs grows, CRS scores continue to fall. IRCC issued 3,250 ITAs in the most recent Sixth Express Entry Draw on September 14, which was the sixth all-program Express Entry draw since July 6.

The CRS cut-off for this draw is 511 510. There was no defined program for the draw. Thus invitations were extended to applicants from the CEC, FSWP, and FSTP. 

The details of the Sixth all program Express Entry draw are as given below:

Draw No.Draw CategoryDraw DateNo. of InvitationsCRS Cut-off
#231All Program DrawSeptember 14, 20223,250511 510

The number of candidates obtaining ITAs in the Sixth Express Entry Draw, increased by 250 with each round until the final draw on August 31. Last week saw a significant rise of 500 ITAs, and today’s draw continues that trend. The minimum CRS score has also gradually declined, losing between eight and nine points with every draw. This draw, however, is unique in that there was only a five-point drop. In the July 6 draw, the minimum CRS score was 557.

Beginning in December 2020, IRCC suspended all Express Entry draws for a period of 18 months. Only individuals who qualified for permanent residency under the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were asked to apply during this time period. CEC draws, however, were also halted in September 2021.

According to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, Canada will beat its current record of 405,330 new immigrants each year by the end of 2022. Canada had already accepted over 300,000 new permanent residents in 2022 as of the end of June. This year, Canada has accepted 40,785 immigrants using Express Entry. If immigration continues at its present rate, Canada may potentially surpass the 2022 Immigration Levels Plan objective of roughly 432,000. To accommodate these numbers, IRCC has taken steps such as digitising the application process and adding an extra 1,250 new employees.

Canada continues to urge increased immigration as it struggles to deal with record low unemployment and over one million job openings. The higher retirement rate over the next decade and a low birth rate indicate that Canada cannot maintain its labour force or economy without immigration.

To effectively address labour-force shortfalls, IRCC intends to make significant changes to Express Entry in 2023. Most importantly, these amendments would grant the agency jurisdiction to issue ITAs to those with certain job experience, education, or language competence. This will affect the use of CRS scores in some cases, and they may become less important in future draws.

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