After the lowest ever Express Entry draw was held on May 31, 2017, with a cutoff of 413, recent draws have risen somewhat to the 430s, including a draw of 434 on August 23, 2017. These levels are still readily attainable by persons with strong language test results, a bachelor’s degree or better, and several years of work experience. The cutoff marks from recent draws appear to be designed to attain Canada’s immigration goals for the current year. Applications continue to be processed very rapidly. Immigration to Canada in as little as six months remains a realistic goal for many, including H-1B visa holders and DACA recipients in the United States.
By Bruce Allen In Canada Immigration News