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CRS score plummets to 431 in June 25 Express Entry draw

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The June 25 Express Entry draw that exclusively targeted Canadian Experience Class(CEC) candidates, issued a total of 3508 Invitations to Apply(ITAs) for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for candidates to receive an ITA in the draw was 431. The CRS cut-off score of the latest Express Entry draw is the lowest CRS requirement in any draw held for CEC candidates since 2017. Compared to the previous CEC-specific Express Entry draw held on June 11, the score is six points lower. There has been a significant drop in the CRS requirement in CEC-specific draws ever since Canada imposed travel restrictions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Immigration experts expect the CRS requirement to come down further in the days to come.

On the previous day, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) had held another Express Entry draw for provincial nominees, in which 392 ITAs were issued. In short, IRCC invited a total of 3900 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada over the past two days. Canada has issued a total of 49900 ITAs so far this year.
A tie-breaking rule was applied in the June 25 draw too, as in the previous draws. The time stamp given was April 3, 2020 at 12:56:32 UTC. It means not all candidates with a minimum CRS score of 431 received invitations in the draw, but only those who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time.
As Canada has set a higher immigration target for the year 2020, it is expected that the Express Entry draws would become larger and more frequent in the coming days.

Express Entry draws held so far in 2020

Draw Number Date Number of ITAs issued Minimum CRS score
154 June 25 3508 431(CEC-specific draw)
153 June 24 392 696(PNP-specific draw)
152 June 11 3551 437(CEC-specific draw)
151 June 10 341 743(PNP-specific draw)
150 May 28 3515 440(CEC-specific draw)
149 May 27 385 757(PNP-specific draw)
148 May 15 3371 447(CEC-specific draw)
147 May 13 529 718(PNP-specific draw)
146 May 1 3311 452(CEC-specific draw)
145 April 29 589 692(PNP-specific draw)
144 April 16 3782 455 (CEC-specific draw)
143 April 15 118 808(PNP-specific draw)
142 April 9 3,294 464(CEC-specific draw)
141 April 9 606 698(PNP-specific draw)
140 March 23 3232 467 (CEC-specific draw)
139 March 18   668 720(PNP-specific draw)
138 March 4 3900 471
137 February 19 4500 470
136 February 5 3500 472
135 January 22 3400 471
134 January 8 3400 473

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