Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 3,000 ITAs to Express Entry candidates. The draw took place on Wednesday, February 21, which allowed the successful candidates to apply for a Canadian permanent residence. Besides this, the cut-off Comprehensive Ranking Score with reference to this particular draw was 442 points.
The total number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in this draw was identical to the previous draw conducted on February 7, 2018. Similarly, the cut-off score in both of these draws was also 442. Not only this, an increase of 250 ITAs was also observed in these draws as compared to previous five draws.
Once again, the tie-break rule was used by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The date specified for the purpose of tie-break was February 11, 2018, whereas the time was 17:03:32 UTC. This suggests that all the applicants who have scored more than 442 points and those having 442 points will receive an ITA if they have entered their profile in the Express Entry pool prior to the time and date mentioned above.
During recent years, a decrease in Minimum CRS score is evident, which is beneficial for most of the candidates. The minimum CRS cut-off score regarding first four Express Entry draws for the years (2016-2018) is as under.