Minimum score drops again in latest draw from Canada’s Express Entry pool


The Government of Canada invited 3,350 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held May 1. 

The cut-off score in today’s draw was 450, which is one point lower than the minimum score in the previous draw on April 17, which was 451.

This is the fourth time that the cut-off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score has decreased since February 20.

The Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class, which are three of Canada’s primary economic immigration categories and together take in the greatest share of economic class immigrants each year.

Eligible candidates for these categories are entered into the Express Entry pool and assigned a ranking score based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

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