The distinction indicates that applicants for Canadian permanent residency who scored at least 510 earned an Invitation to Apply (ITA). It is the lowest number since these draws started up again on July 6, despite still very high compared to prior all-program draws.
At around 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) changed its ministerial directives.
The website said that the minimal CRS cut-off was 511 at the time, yet some people were claiming online to have earned an ITA with a score of 510.
The top-scoring applicants from all of the Express Entry-managed programs have a chance to receive an ITA because this is an all-program lottery. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program are all supervised by Express Entry (FSTP).
Prior to December 2020, the IRCC had suspended all-program Express Entry drawings. Only those who qualified for the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were asked to submit applications at this time. After that, CEC draws were also suspended in September 2021.
CRS point cut-offs have remained in the 500s since the IRCC restarted all-program draws on July 6. As CRS cut-offs have gotten lower, draw sizes have gotten bigger.
Through Express Entry, Canada has accepted around 40,785 immigrants so far this year. In accordance with the Immigration Levels Plan for 2022–2024, the IRCC anticipates receiving 55,900 Express Entry applicants.