On February 7, 2015, CIC conducted a second round of Express Entry draws. Similar to the first draw, only 779 applicants were selected. However, the score has gone down from 886 to 818.
The score required for an Invitation to Apply remains limited to those who possess either a Provincial Nomination or a Job Offer with a LMIA.
As my blog post yesterday discussed, without either of those attributes, a potential candidate cannot get points above the 600 threshold.