Canada held the Express Entry draw on 6th September, which is the 71st draw since the new immigration system has come into effect and it is the first of this month.
The cut-off for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points stood at 435, which is one point higher as compared to the cut-off for the previous draw. Invitation to Apply (ITA) was issued to those candidates who were selected in the latest Express Entry draw and they will now be in a position to submit their application to become the permanent resident of Canada.
On the September 6th Express Entry draw a total of 2,772 candidates were invited and this brings the total number of candidates issued the ITA in this year to more than 66,000. As we check the data of the last two years it has been found that more than half of all the ITAs that have been issued till now have come in this year of 2017.
once an Invitation to Apply (ITA) has been issued a candidate has nearly 90 days to submit a completed application form along with supporting documents to become the permanent resident of Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has set up the aim to process the completed application form within a period of six months.
The CRS cut-off threshold of the latest Express Entry draw on September 6th of 435 points is almost in line with the draws that have taken place in the past few occasions. The CRS cut-off threshold has been hovering in the mid-30s on the past few occasions.
Before this summer, and after the improvements were made to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in early June, the cut thresholds had gone slightly up at 441, 440, and 449. This happened soon after the changes happened in the CRS.