Express Entry Draw #77
06 December 2017 | EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #79
The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw #79 is 452 and 2,750 Express Entry candidates will receive invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence on December 6, 2017.
- Draw Number: 79
- Date: December 6, 2017
- Number of Invitations Issued: 2,750
- Minimum CRS: 452
- Tie-breaking rule: November 16, 2017
ABOUT TIE-BREAKING RULE
From June 2017 IRCC made changes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Previously, candidates who scored at the minimum cut-off CRS score or above received an invitation to apply for permanent residence (ITA). From now on, candidates are ranked not only on their CRS score but also on the date and time that they submitted their profile to the Express Entry pool.
HOW IT WORKS?
IRCC decides how many ITAs it will issue in each draw, in this case, 2,000. The minimum CRS score is 458 because the 2,000th highest-ranking candidate in the pool scored 458. However, more than 2000 candidates have 458 CRS points. In order to limit the draw size to 2,000, IRCC now also sets a tie-breaking rule. Meaning, if more than one candidate has the lowest cut-off score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. The tie-breaking rule for this draw is October 23, 2017, at 15:58:27 UTC.
Thus, if you are in the Express Entry pool and have more than 458 CRS points, you will receive an ITA. If you are in the pool and have exactly 458 CRS points, and submitted your profile before October 23, 2017, you will receive an ITA. However, if you have fewer than 458 points, or have exactly 458 points but submitted your profile after October 23, 2017, you will not receive an ITA in this draw.
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
It’s more important than ever to submit your Express Entry profile as soon as possible! Not sure if you’re eligible for Express Entry? Find out today with our free online Canadian Immigration Assessment.