Candidates in the Express Entry pool with 434 or more CRS points were issued an ITA in the March 1 draw.
A total of 3,884 ITAs were issued in this draw – the largest ever Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada.
The decrease in the CRS requirement means that a wider range of candidates, as well as accompanying family members, are now in a position to submit an application for permanent residence to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Last week, on February 22, an Express Entry draw took place that saw candidates with 441 or more CRS points invited to apply. The decrease of seven more points in one week, while it may seem marginal, actually allows an even greater range of candidates to submit an application.