12 April 2017
Candidates with 423 or more CRS points have issued an invitation to apply (ITA) following the draw that took place the evening of April 12, marking the fifth time so far this year in which a new record low has been reached.
The previous record low threshold was 431, in a draw that took place last week on April 5.
With a total of 3,923 candidates invited this time around, this draw also marks another new record for the most ITAs issued in any single draw.
Over the first 3 months of 2017, a total of 24,632 ITAs were issued, far surpassing any other three-month period in the history of Express Entry, which was first launched in January, 2015. Early April has followed in the same vein, with two back-to-back draws in consecutive weeks allowing a total of 7,676 ITAs to be issued, meaning that 32,308 ITAs have been issued so far this year.
In that time, the CRS requirement has decreased from 468 to 423. As recently as last December, just four months ago, the requirement was 497.