The latest Express Entry draw held on August 8th has seen a drop in the CRS score to 440 – marking this to be the second time in 2018 for the ranking score to drop to this particular score. The IRCC has issued a total of 3,750 invitations, a number that has been maintained since June 13.
The tie-break date used to issue invitations was January 31, 2018 meaning all candidates who have submitted profiles before this deadline with CRS score of 440 and above have been given invitations to apply.
The drop in the score however is a good news because a starting point of 440 with higher admissions target and combination of large draws could get positive results in the future draws. It still remains to be seen if the draw sizes will break its continued streak of 3,750 and increase. To increase the draw size, IRCC will have to make either more frequent draws or large draws, any of which will resort to reduction in future CRS scores.
As of now, IRCC has issued 50,950 ITA’s which means it could very well surpass 2017’s total of ITA issues, considering the high admission targets set for 2018 and 2019.