Express Entry Score Drops to 423

Yesterday’s draw under the Express Entry system saw those with a score of 423 or above selected for the first time in the history of the Express Entry system. 

This means that for some who have been waiting in the Express Entry Pool for two years are now finally able to be selected from the Express Entry Pool of candidates. The scores have dropped almost every week in 2017 and the number of Invitations to Apply have increased with each draw.

On April 12th, 2017 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada handed out 3,923 Invitation to Apply. The minimum score for this round was 423. This is the lowest score selected since Express Entry was introduced in January of 2015.  

The Draws for 2017 have been as follows:

  1. January 4th, 2017 – 2,902 invitations – Minimum score of 468
  2. January 11th, 2017 – 3,334 invitations – Minimum score of 459
  3. January 25th, 2017 – 3,508 invitations – Minimum score of 453
  4. February 8th, 2017 – 3,664 invitations – Minimum score of 447
  5. February 22nd, 2017 – 3,611 invitations – Minimum score of 441
  6. March 1st, 2017 – 3,884 invitations – Minimum score of 434
  7. March 24th, 2017 – 3,749 invitations – Minimum score of 441
  8. April 5th, 2017 – 3,753 invitations – Minimum score of 431
  9. April 12th, 2017 – 3,923 invitations – Minimum score of 423

Below was the number of applicants in the Express Entry Pool for this draw and the distribution of their scores:

To find out more about the Express Entry system and who is eligible to use the Express Entry system, read the requirements below. We have outlined the basics of the program.

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