Express Entry Round 8
Updated on April 17, 2015
CIC has just conducted the round 8 of Express Entry draws.
Make sure you read our previous article “The 10 Myths about “Express Entry” Everyone Thinks is True” on how Express Entry works before proceeding.
How to Read the Express Entry Chart
Blue Line: Number of ITA’s issued (ITA: Invitation to Apply for PR)
Red Line: The Cut-Off Score, i.e. the candidate with the lowest score who received an ITA.
Green Line: The 600 additional points with a valid job offer with LMIA, i.e. the LMIA/Job offer “baseline”. It is not possible to receive a score higher than 600 without LMIA.
Key Differences Between the 7th Round and the 8th Round:
The number of ITAs issued dropped from 925 to 715 – A decrease of 210 ITAs issued.
The cut-off score increased from 469 to 453 – An decrease of 16 points.
The Red Line (Cut-off score) is still lower than the Green Line (Valid job offer).
What Does This Mean For Me?
1) All the candidates in the pool with LMIA have been selected already, which is why the cut-off score is below 600.
2) For all of you who do not have a LMIA, you will finally have the opportunity to be selected!
3) The score seems to have stabilized even further.
Express Entry Detailed Stats:
|Total Rounds of Express Entry||8||Average Cut-Off Score||638|
|Total ITAs issued:||8,491||Average Change in Cut-Off Score||-54|
|Predicted # of PRs allowed under Express Entry in 2015||175,000||Average # of ITAs Issued Each Round||1061|
|Predicted # of ITAs left for 2015||166,509||Average Change in # of ITAs Each Round||-8|
Express Entry: Lowest Cut-off Score Thus Far
As you can see, round 8 of Express Entry has the lowest cut-off score since the introduction of Express Entry in January 2015. We have seen the lowest cut-off scores for Express Entry in both Round 6 and Round 8, where the cut-off score is 453.
Express Entry: Lowest Number of ITAs Issued Thus Far
You can also see that CIC has issued the lowest number of ITAs (715) since the introduction of Express Entry. This means only 715 individuals received an invitation to apply for PR this round. CIC sent out the highest number of ITAs in Round 6 (1637). The difference between the highest number of ITAs and that of the lowest is 922.
Will CIC Meet the Express Entry Requirements?
On average, Canada issues around 250,000 PRs per year and 70% of these PRs are in the economic class. We see a drastic decrease in the number of ITAs this round, from 925 down to 715 this round. However, based on the way things are going, CIC will not meet this number. As a result, there might be more frequent draws or an increase of ITAs in the future.
If you have not applied for Express Entry in fear of not being selected due to your lower points, you now have a shot!
Confused about the terms used in this article? Read our previous article “The 10 Myths about “Express Entry” Everyone Thinks is True”, where we talked about all the common misunderstandings regarding Express Entry.
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Our articles collections on Express Entry: http://goo.gl/K3H3TM
Express Entry Job Offer Requirements – How to Obtain an Additional 600 Points http://goo.gl/4lhy7V
Our Express Entry Log: Get up-to-date on the latest Express Entry draws http://goo.gl/drB7e3
Express Entry: Common FAQs http://goo.gl/6PtKRs
Express Entry Deadlines & Increase Score: http://goo.gl/lv6wOZ
How to Immigrate to Canada: http://goo.gl/q4dYIA
PRs Landed in 3 months Under Express Entry: http://goo.gl/xQsPlF
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) under Express Entry
FSWP Eligibility: http://goo.gl/gBVme8
FSWP Point Calculation: http://goo.gl/KaVd82
FSWP Required Documents: http://goo.gl/9PXT1C
FSWP Checklist: http://goo.gl/cnJFzC
Language Test Equivalency Charts: http://goo.gl/Q2BS9L
Definition of a Job Offer: http://goo.gl/EuLEfc
CIC Translation Requirements: http://goo.gl/sQN6Z1
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