Express Entry draw figures for the January 8 draw are below.
In the January 8 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 3,400 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold was 473 points. This is an all-program draw, so candidates in any Express Entry-aligned program are eligible.
In the previous draw, which occurred on December 19, the CRS score cut-off threshold was 469 points.
The tie-breaking rule was applied for the January 8 draw, meaning that not all candidates with 473 points will receive an ITA. As multiple candidates have 473 points, those who submitted their Express Entry profile to the pool before December 27, 2019 at 13:35:09 UTC will be prioritized.
View details of all recent Express Entry draws
|Date||Number of invitations to apply issued||Minimum CRS points required|
|Draw 133||Jan 8||3,400||473|
|Draw 132||Dec 19||3,200||469|
|Draw 131||Dec 11||3,200||472|
|Draw 131||Nov 27||3,600||471|
|Draw 130||Nov 13||3,600||472|
|Draw 129||Oct 30||3,900||475|
|Draw 128||Oct 16||500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)||357 (Federal Skilled Trades only)|
|Draw 127||Oct 2||3,900||464|
|Draw 126||Sept 18||3,600||462|
|Draw 125||Sept 4||3,600||463|
|Draw 124||Aug 20||3,600||457|
|Draw 123||Aug 12||3,600||466|
|Draw 122||July 24||3,600||459|
|Draw 121||July 10||3,600||460|
|Draw 120||June 26||3,350||462|
|Draw 119||June 12||3,350||465|
|Draw 118||May 29||3,350||470|
|Draw 117||May 15||500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)||332 (Federal Skilled Trades only)|
|Draw 116||May 1||3,350||450|
|Draw 115||April 17||3,350||451|
|Draw 114||April 3||3,350||451|
|Draw 113||March 20||3,350||452|
|Draw 112||March 6||3,350||454|
|Draw 111||February 20||3,350||457|
|Draw 110||January 30||3,350||438|
|Draw 109||January 23||3,900||443|
|Draw 108||January 9||3,900||449|
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Why has the CRS score cut-off increased?
The January 8 Express Entry draw was the first draw occurring since a period of Canadian holidays causing a longer-than-normal period between draws. The previous draw occurred on December 19, 2019, meaning that nearly three weeks have passed between draws.
When more time passes between draws, more candidates have the chance to enter the pool and more candidates the opportunity to increase their scores. Usually this results in the CRS score cut-off increasing, as is the case with the January 8 draw.
There are a range of factors that may influence the CRS cut-off score, including:
- The number of candidates invited;
- The frequency of draws;
- The number of new candidates entering the pool; and
- Changes in the CRS scores of existing candidates, whose scores may increase or decrease depending on their circumstances.
As of December 27, there were a total of 138,955 candidates in the Express Entry pool. The graph below shows their distribution according to their CRS score at that time.