Express Entry Visa score drop to below 470 for the first time in an all-program this year.
A total of 5,000 invitations were sent to Express Entry candidates, which ties this draw for the largest number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued in a single draw.
Candidates in these programs, as well as some Provincial Nomination Program (PNPs) are given a score based on the CRS. Points are awarded depending on a candidates’ human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and language.
This year, the CRS requirement has typically hovered above 470 for all program draws. The Federal Skilled Trades Program-only draw on August 6 invited trades workers with a CRS of 415, and previous Canadian Experience Class-only draws dipped into the 440s. PNP-only draws have higher requirements because Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination are automatically awarded an additional 600 CRS points.