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Improving your CRS points in the Express Entry selection system is knowing not only where the wind is blowing but also using the wind beneath you to let your scores soar higher,
Most of the successful new Canadian permanent residents in these three years, from 2018 to 2020, will be economic immigrants, coming in under the federal programs and provincial nominee programs using the Express Entry system. The federal programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Class.
Besides applicants coming from overseas, a number will be foreign temporary workers and international students applying for permanent residence in Canada.
If you are applying to an immigration program that uses the Express Entry system to qualify candidates, we recommend checking the Comprehensive Ranking System (or CRS) score of the lowest-ranked applicant. This way, you will have a good idea where your application stands and what you can do to increase your own CRS score.
Unless otherwise specified, Express Entry Rounds described as "No program specified" means that applicants under the following economic streams were selected:
It's best to apply as soon as you have completed documentation. Remember, in the event of a tie, the cut-off will be based on the date and time the candidates submitted their Express Entry profiles.
Invitation Round and Date
Qualifying Federal Programs and/or PNP
CRS of Lowest Ranked Candidate
Invitations to Apply Issued
Tie-breaking rule date used
|121 10Jul19||No Program Specified||460||3,600||11Jun19|
|120 26Jun19||No Program Specified||462||3,350||11May19|
|119 12Jun19||No Program Specified||465||3,350||06Jun19|
|118 29May19||No Program Specified||470||3.350||23May19|
|117 15May19||Federal Skilled Trades||332||500||29Aug18|
|116 01May19||No Program Specified||450||3,350||05Nov18|
|115 17Apr19||No Program Specified||451||3.350||02Apr19|
|114 03Apr19||No Program Specified||451||3,350||09Jan19|
|113 20Mar19||No Program Specified||452||3,350||07Feb19|
|112 06Mar19||No Program Specified||454||3,350||11Feb19|
|111 20Feb19||No Program Specified||457||3,350||06Dec18|
|110 30Jan19||No Program Specified||438||3,350||16Apr18|
|109 23Jan19||No Program Specified||443||3,900||02Jan19|
|108 10Jan19||No Program Specified||449||3,900||02Jan19|
|107 19Dec18||No Program Specified||439||3,900||06Feb18|
|106 12Dec18||No Program Specified||445||3,900||28Nov18|
|105 28Nov18||No Program Specified||445||3,900||22Oct18|
|104 15Nov18||No Program Specified||449||3,900||16Sep18|
|103 29Oct18||No Program Specified||442||3,900||16Oct18|
|102 15Oct18||No Program Specified||440||3,900||18Sep18|
|101 03Oct18||No Program Specified||445||3,900||02Oct18|
|100 24Sep18||Federal Skilled Trades||284||400||18Feb18|
|99 19Sep18||No Program Specified||441||3,500||06Sep18|
|98 05Sep18||No Program Specified||440||3,900||20Apr18|
|97 27Aug18||No Program Specified||440||3,750||21Feb18|
|96 08Aug18||No Program Specified||440||3,750||31Jan18|
|95 25Jul18||No Program Specified||441||3,750||31Dec17|
|94 11Jul18||No Program Specified||442||3,750||26Jun18|
|93 25Jun18||No Program Specified||442||3,750||28Jan18|
|92 13Jun18||No Program Specified||451||3,750||21Jul17|
Federal Skilled Trades
|90 23May18||No Program Specified||440||3,500||30Dec17|
|89 09May18||No Program Specified||441||3,500||12Dec17|
|88 25Apr18||No Program Specified||441||3,500||08Dec17|
As you can see from the table above, the CRS cut-off has gotten progressively higher beginning in January 2019.
To better your chances of getting higher points under the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS, you may want to do any of the following:
And remember, some provincial nominee streams do not require you to have an Express Entry profile. You may want to check these from time to time and apply to the province directly.
Authors & Contributors
Crispin R. Aranda is an established International Visa Conselor and Immigrant Advocate. He is the president of IVC and is in several migration radio programs.
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