March 1, 2017 – Canadian Immigration authorities conducted the 6th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2017 and 56th overall, inviting 3884 applicants for permanent residence, under all programs. The lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 434, a continued record low, and reflecting a steady decline from previous draws.

It was the 6th draw in 2017 under the Express Entry System where the lowest CRS score was well below 500. It was the 8th draw since immigration authorities substantially modified the express entry comprehensive ranking system in November 2016.

Express Entry is an immigration system implemented by Canadian immigration authorities ("CIC") on January 1, 2015 which manages skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Skilled Trades Program the Canada Experience Class and certain parts of the Provincial Nominee Program.

Stakeholders expect to see between 12-15 draws and up to 30,000 invitations during the first six months of 2017, with CRS scores well below 500 to enable Canadian immigration authorities to meet targeted annual immigration levels for 2017.

Read our 2015 Express Entry Year-End report, here.

Watch for our 2016 Express Entry Year-End report shortly.

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