If you are planning immigrating to Canada, or changing your status to permanent, you are most likely using or going to be using Express Entry, the way skilled workers immigrate to Canada. This page contains the current distribution of CRS scores in the Express Entry pool. Find your range below and see how many candidates you are competing with.

The majority of candidates have scores under 400 points, but no draw cut-off has been lower than 400 points, and there hasn't been a cut-off lower than 430 points since May of 2017 (that's nearly a year ago now). The draws usually cap out at a maximum of 3,000 candidates though the latest one was 3,500. This means that if there are at least 3,000 candidates in the pool with scores higher than your own, you need to have a better score or be patient. So you owe it to yourself to figure out how you get more than 450 pointsSee this page for an in-depth explanation of how the score is calculated. See these other articles on how to improve your CRS score so you get an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

Good luck!


Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of April 16, 2018

Find your current score on the left and see how many competitors you have on the right. Green means good (few), yellow means poor (many), red means bad (too many).

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 147 (-343 candidates since March 15)
451-600 1,273 (-911 candidates since March 15)
401-450 total 25,964 total (+1,672 candidates since March 15)
441-450 1,662 (+377 candidates since March 15)
431-440 6,552 (+566 candidates since March 15)
421-430 5,309 (+368 candidates since March 15)
411-420 5,915 (+230 candidates since March 15)
  Scores below this threshold have only ever been invited for the two Federal Skilled Trades-only draws in May and November 2017
401-410 6,526 (+222 candidates since March 15)
351-400 total 32,122 total (+877 candidates since March 15)
391-400 5,706 (+223 candidates since March 15)
381-390 6,666 (+181 candidates since March 15)
371-380 6,686 (+151 candidates since March 15)
361-370 6,553 (+184 candidates since March 15)
351-360 6,511 (+138 candidates since March 15)
301-350 18,438 (+573 since March 15)
0-300 3,132 (+163 since March 15)
Total 80,091 (+1,721 since March 15)

The last draw was for 3,500 applicants. The cut off score was at least 444 points. Given that there are over 25,000 candidates in the pool with scores higher than 400, it's likely the score will not be droppping down into the low 400s again any time soon. Be sure to do everything you can to make sure your score is 450 or higher for draws going forward:

How long will the score go?


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