The Express Entry program draw last week saw nearly the same number of ITA's and CRS scores as last time. 1581 invitations to apply were sent out, up 65 from the previous draw. The CRS points were 12 points lower at 451.
For those people hoping to be successful with immigration to Canada via Express Entry, these large numbers of invites and lower point scores are encouraging. But what's also becoming more clear is a stabilization pattern. For instance, the numbers suggest that the invites are consistently hitting around the 1500 mark, at least for the past five draws.
Although there was a major dip in April of the number of people invited to apply, it's maintained a fairly steady number since.
As for as the scores go, they are also stabilizing from the 10th draw in May. Since then, a steady decline of CRS points required suggest that the pool of candidates is earmarked around 450 and steadily decreasing.
Our projections for the next three draws (see the Estimated lines on the graph above) suggest that the number of invites will stay high and that the CRS points will continue to slightly decline by about a dozen or so points per draw.
If you are considering entering the Express Entry program, now seems like a great time. Lots of invites and points within reach of those without a valid job offer or LMIA.