In the 107th Express Entry draw that took place this December 19th, the CRS score dropped from the usual 440 range to 439.
A total of 3,900 invitations were issued on the 107th Express Entry draw that took place on December 19th 2018. The steep CRS drop (from 449 to 445; and again from 445 to 439) is significant, and in one way could be interpreted as the effort being made by IRCC to meet its 3-year immigration target spanning from 2018 to 2020. Whilst there are speculations that the CRS score may drop further, this is also dependent on the number of high-ranking candidate profiles that may enter the Express Entry pool in the interim. The fact that the CRS score has come below 440 is highly encouraging for potential aspirants because this was not the situation in the majority of EE draws that happened this year. The total number of invitations issued in Express Entry draws tend to remain high at a staggering 3,900.
Below are the draw statistics of the 107th Express Entry draw:
Number of Invitations issued: 3,900
Date and time of the draw: December 19, 2018 at 12:35:17 (UCT)
CRS score of the lowest ranked candidate: 439
Tie-break rule used in this draw: February 6, 2018 at 19:31:37 (UTC)
This means that all Express Entry profiles that were active in the pool with a minimum CRS score equal to or greater than 439, and which entered the pool at (or before) the lock-score (tie-break) timestamp were considered while the Federal Government of Canada issued Invitation to Apply (ITAs) this time.
Express Entry is a selection system, through which the Federal government of Canada (IRCC) selects candidates for economic immigration to Canada through three programs – Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) – as well as a portion of Provincial Nominations (enhanced nominations).
To see if you qualify to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry, fill out an eligibility assessment.