In the latest draw, which took place on 6th September, candidates in the Express Entry pool for immigration to Canada with 435 or higher CRS points were issued an ITA for Permanent Residence.
A total number of 2, 772 candidates received ITA in the last draw, making the total overall number of ITAs issued this year to 66, 549. This exceeds the total no issued during the whole of last year.
The CRS cut-off threshold of 435 for the September 6 draw is broadly in line with recent draws, which have tended to have thresholds around the mid-430s. Earlier this year, and following improvements made to the CRS in early June, the thresholds were slightly higher at 449, 440, and 441, respectively, in the first three draws immediately following those changes.
Although the threshold has not changed much over the three most recent draws, it may be noted that the number of ITAs issued has decreased slightly. If or when IRCC begins to invite more candidates to apply for permanent residence, the threshold may then decrease again. The lowest ever threshold of any draw so far was 413, on May 31, 2017. This was the final draw to take place before the changes to the CRS were implemented in early June.
- Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
- Invitation to Apply (ITA)
- Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)