Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have issued 3,000 ITAs to Express Entry candidates. The draw took place on Wednesday, March 14, 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 456 points.
IRCC took extra time to conduct this draw as compared to the previous record. The latest draw occurred after 24 days of the previous draw, which is more time than usual. This is one of the reasons why the CRS cut-off has climbed to 456. The CRS is expected to come down once again as IRCC conduct regular draws.
The total number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in this draw was identical to the previous draw conducted on February 21, 2018. The CRS cut-off score in the previous draw was 442. The delay in the latest draw is the major reason why CRS cut-off has gone 14 points up.
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 March 3, 2018, whereas the time was 17:03:32 UTC. This suggests that all the applicants who have scored more than 456 points and those having 456 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.