Lowest Express Entry CRS Cut-Off Ever!

The results of the May 31 Express Entry draw has made a lot of applicants happy.


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Lowest Express Entry CRS Cut-Off Ever!
Updated June 5, 2017 | Canada

The result of the 65th Express Entry draw on May 31 served as a beacon of hope to many applicants of the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Programs.  With the cut-off at 413 points, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada issued 3,877 Invitations to Apply for this draw.

In practical terms, how can applicant reach this cut-off?  We've come up with three different client profiles for you to review. Check if you recognize yourself in any of the following:

  • Married 32-year old applicant
    • Software engineer; studied in Canada and graduated from a 2-year post-graduate diploma; worked in Canada for 1 year in a technical job; 6 years' work experience in the Philippines; sat for the IELTS General Test with the following band scores:
      • Speaking 7.0
      • Listening 7.5
      • Reading 7.0
      • Writing 6.5
    • Spouse is considered a bachelor degree holder; worked in Canada for 2 years while the principal applicants was studying; took the IELTS General Test with the following band scores:
      • Speaking 6.5
      • Listening 8.0
      • Reading 7.5
      • Writing 7.0
  • Single, 34-year old applicant; Registered Nurse; studied in Canada and graduated with a one-year postgraduate certificate program; worked in Canada for 1 year; passed the Canada NCLEX-RN; has 10 years' work experience working outside Canada; Sat for the IELTS General Test with the following results:
    • Speaking 7.5
    • Listening 8.0
    • Reading 8.0
    • Writing 7.5
  • Single applicant, 32 years old; CPA with a Master's Degree; 10 years' work experience in the Philippines; sat for the IELTS General Test with the following results:
    • Speaking 8.0
    • Listening 8.0
    • Reading 8.5
    • Writing 8.0

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