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 in a draw open to all candidates since May of 2017 (that's over a year ago now). The draws usually cap out at a maximum of 3,000 candidates though the latest few have been higher and the last one was 3,750. 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 August 15, 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). Where this is not colour to the font at all, it indicates that there is no chance of getting selected, though those applying for Federal Skilled Trades at these levels still have a chance.

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 188 (-80 candidates since July 17)
451-600 844 (-611 candidates since July 17)
401-450 total 29,025 total (+395 candidates since July 17)
441-450 719 (-260 candidates since July 17)
431-440 8,643 (+455 candidates since July 17)
421-430 6,030 (+198 candidates since July 17)
411-420 6,423 (+188 candidates since July 17)
  Scores below this threshold have only ever been invited for the three Federal Skilled Trades-only draws in May and November 2017 and May 2018 only
401-410 6,816 (+206 candidates since July 17)
351-400 total 33,594 total (+822 candidates since July 17)
391-400 6,161 (+141 candidates since July 17)
381-390 7,218 (+138 candidates since July 17)
371-380 7,101 (+48 candidates since July 17)
361-370 6,951 (-28 candidates since July 17)
351-360 6,844 (-59 candidates since July 17)
301-350 19,828 (+131 since July 17)
0-300 3,272 (+20 since July 17)
Total 87,573 (+303 since July 17)

The last draw was for 3,750 applicants. The cut off score was at least 440 points. Given that there are over 33,000 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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