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Canada Continues the Trend of Lowering CRS Scores in the Latest All-program Express Entry Draw

Canada held 233rd Express Entry Draw on Oct 12, 2022, to invite 4250 candidates with a CRS score of 500.

Continuing with the trend of lowering CRS scores, Canada held the latest Express Entry draw. It was the 8th draw since Canada resumed all-programs Express Entry draws on July 6, 2022.

It held the 233rd Express Entry draw for all programs, sending Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 4250 candidates. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) was 500 for the latest all-program draw. They issued ITAs to candidates from the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP, and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Canada paused the all-programs Express Entry draws in December 2020 to address the backlogs because of travel restrictions during the pandemic. Candidates from the Provincial Nominee Programs continued to receive ITAs during this period.

The latest all-programs Express Entry Draw is a continuation of lower CRS scores. Canada wants to invite more candidates through Express Entry draws by lowering CRS scores. There is a reduction of 8 to 9 points in each draw. On July 6, 22, Canada invited candidates with a minimum 557 CRS score. The trend of lowering CRS scores in all-programs Express Entry draws is helping more candidates receive ITAs. The move is to process the backlogs because of the pandemic. There is an approximate rise of 500 ITAs with each Express Entry draw since the resumption of draws in July 2022.  

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