In retrospect, if one looks at the statistics, this has been an eventful year for Canada, especially regarding the immigration system and CRS scores. According to sources, the immigration department has created fresh Canada Express entry records in the 2017 – Q2.
Canada had the highest number of candidates for the ITA offers for Canada PR in the second quarter of 2017 fiscal.
But despite the increased ITAs, 2017 also saw a considerable drop in the Comprehensive Ranking System or CRS scores. This score is a measure of some candidates eligible to attain the ITAs in the respective Canada Express entry draw system.
Moreover, IRCC is now giving extra points to candidates who have siblings in Canada. Candidates with the ability to converse in French have also got extra scores. The IRCC is also devising new strategies for inviting respective candidates through a draw system. These draw systems are highly program specific.
The first quarter of 2017 had an increased number of ITAs. This led to a dip in the CRS threshold scored. This has caused the quarter to see a diverse display of records. These events are now proving to be a wave of optimism for Canada Express entry candidates for the rest of 2017 fiscal year.
The second quarter of 2017 had a total of 26,653 ITAs issued. This figure is more than the previous quarter standing at 24, 632 ITAs. What’s more encouraging is that there were 13, 202 ITAs were issued in the fourth quarter of 2016 fiscal. The lowest number of issued ITAs was in the second quarter of 2015 fiscal amounting to 5, 821. The second quarter of 2016 had an issuance of 6, 077 ITAs.
The total number of Canada Express entry draws in the second quarter of 2017 was nine. Four of these nine draws had the lowest records for CRS scores.
In the earlier months of 2017, there was a drop in the CRS scores threshold from April to June. This was because of the increased ITA offers for candidates. The lowest figure for CRS threshold was 413 on May 31, 2017, as per records. This is the figure for the Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Class candidates.