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Canada Express Entry CRS Points Required Decreases

Posted on July  15 , 2015

The number of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points required by candidates to receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry selection system for Canadian immigration has dropped for the third time in just over a month.

The twelfth draw from the Express Entry pool was performed on July 10, 2015. A total of 1,516 invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence were issued to candidates with 463 or more CRS points.

Express Entry quick facts, from January 1 to July 14 (All dates are for 2015)

  • Launch date: January 1
  • First draw from the pool: January 31
  • Most recent draw from the pool: July 10
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in any one draw: 453 (March 27 and April 17 draws)
  • Largest number of invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 1,637 (March 27 draw)
  • Fewest invitations to apply issued in any one draw: 715
  • Largest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 273 (from May 22 to June 12 draws)
  • Smallest decrease in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 6 (from June 27 to July 10 draws)
  • Largest increase in CRS points required between two consecutive draws: 302 (from April 17 to May 22 draws)
  • Longest gap between two consecutive draws: 35 days (from April 17 to May 22 draws)
  • Shortest gap between two consecutive draws: 7 days (on four occasions)
  • Total number of invitations to apply issued: 13,519

Source: CIC News: http://www.cicnews.com

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