Canada decreases CRS points needed for express entry draw for the second consecutive time


To be issued an ITA (Invitation to Apply) for permanent residence in Canada, the number of CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) points needed for candidates for the Express Entry draw was decreased by one point in the draw held on 1 June.

The number of candidates to be issued an ITA was 762 as the CRS points needed was set at 483. The draw preceding this one, held on May 18, saw the CRS being fixed at 484. The draw previous to that saw the CRS being set at 534.

Candidates with ITA are now eligible to submit an application for Canadian permanent residence, allowing them to bring spouses or common-law partners and dependent children.

But candidates with a score of 483 need high number of points for skill transferability factors and human capital, or for a provincial nomination certificate or qualifying job offer.

Persons getting a nomination certificate or job offer are awarded 600 CRS points and are given an ITA for permanent residence in Canada at a draw to be held later from the pool.

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