According to a CIC News report, Canada invited express entry candidates on September 14 with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 510 rather than 511, as originally posted.
This means that people who scored at least 510 received their invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency.
It is important to note that while this is still a relatively high score when compared to other all programme draws, it is the lowest since these types of draws resumed on July 6.
CRS Score Changed to 510
According to CIC News, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) reportedly updated their ministerial instructions on Wednesday, September 14th, around 3:00 p.m. eastern time.
Surprisingly, the page stated at the time that the minimum CRS cut-off was 511, but some were reporting online that they had received an ITA with a score of 510, according to the report.
From 3:00 p.m. September 14, 2022:
Sometime before 12:55 p.m. on September 15, IRCC changed the CRS score to 510.
Canada is on track to exceed its immigration goal
Meanwhile, Canada’s immigration minister, Sean Fraser, said that the country is on track to exceed its immigration goal of granting permanent residency to over 430,000 people by 2022. On September 14, Canada held its sixth draw, issuing 3,250 invitations to apply for an Express Entry visa. On July 6, this year, Canada resumed their all-program draws for immigration.
Beginning in December 2020, IRCC suspended all Express Entry draws for a period of 18 months. Only candidates eligible for permanent residence under the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were invited to apply during this time period. CEC draws, however, were also halted in September 2021.
In this draw, invitations were issued to candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
“What we’re seeing right now is a record number of cases come in for applications and record productivity. But still, the demand is exceeding our processing capacity for the time being,” Fraser said.
According to CIC News, the number of candidates receiving ITAs increased by 250 with each draw until the final draw on August 31. There was a significant increase of 500 ITAs last week.
(Source; CIC News)