Express Entry Draw #69 for Canada Immigration
The 69th Express Entry draw for Canadian immigration on August 9th saw 2,991 candidates with active profiles in the pool and a CRS score of at least 433 issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence.
- Draw Number: 69
- Draw Date: August 9, 2017
- Number of Invitations Issued: 2,991
- Minimum CRS: 433
- Program Specified: None
Second Express Entry Draw in a Week Sees Reduction in Minimum CRS Score Requirement
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited 2,991 candidates in the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residence in the second draw to take place so far this August.
Candidates with 433 or more Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) as a result of the August 9 draw. This is the lowest CRS cut-off threshold since May, and therefore the lowest since changes to the CRS — including the introduction of additional points for French speakers and candidates with a sibling in Canada — were implemented in early June.
The three previous draws that took place since those changes came into effect all had a CRS cut-off threshold in the 440’s. The fact that the latest draw followed quickly after the previous draw, which took place exactly a week ago on August 2, would have been a contributing factor to the decrease in the threshold this time around, as longer gaps between draws allow more candidates to enter the pool.
Following today’s draw, the total number of ITAs issued since Express Entry was launched in January, 2015 stands at 125,587. Of these, 60,742 have been issued so far this year; this is significantly more than the total number issued in all of last year.