On March 27-28, 2015, CIC conducted a sixth round of Express Entry draws. The score required for an Invitation to Apply has again been reduced to 453. The number of eligible applicants have increased to 1637.
This continues the trend of Invitations to Apply issued to individuals who do not possess a job offer with a Labour Market Impact Assessment or a Provincial Nominee certificate.
From my experience, a score of 453 is tremendously more obtainable than that of 481 from previous weeks. Yet, the number of eligible applicants remain at a tempered level: most applicants would need "something more" than simply qualifying under an existing immigration stream (e.g. CEC, FSW, etc.)
Nevertheless the continued lowering of CRS score is extremely good news for hopeful migrants. Foreign nationals eligible under the old economic streams can now be cautiously optimistic that qualifying for FSW/CEC/FST will also likely mean an invitation to apply under Express Entry.
We will have an analysis of the type of individuals who would score such a point average in the coming days.