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Posted on September 17, 2022

Canada invited Express Entry candidates who had the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 510, and not 511 as it was initially posted.

The difference signifies that individuals who scored no less than 510 received their ITA (Invitation to Apply) for seeking permanent residency in Canada. It is the lowest score since these types of draws resumed on July 6, albeit it is a comparatively high score compared to other all-program draws.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated its ministerial instructions at about 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time this past Wednesday.

The page said the minimum CRS cut-off was 511 at the time. But some of them were reporting online that they had received an Invitation to Apply with a score of 510.

CIC News reached out to IRCC for comment. However, they have not received a response soon enough for publication.

Since this is an all-program draw, candidates with top scores from all of the Express Entry-managed programs had a great opportunity to receive an ITA. Express Entry-manage programs include the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

IRCC had earlier paused all-program Express Entry draws starting in December 2020. All those candidates, who were eligible for the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received an ITA. CEC draws were then paused in September 2021.

Since all-program draws were resumed by IRCC on July 6, CRS score cut-offs have been in the 500s. Draw sizes have been augmenting as CRS cut-offs have been dropping.

Until now this year, Canada has welcomed approximately 40,785 immigrants through Express Entry. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada looks forward to welcoming roughly 55,900 Express Entry immigrants according to the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan.

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