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. So you owe it to yourself to figure out how you get more than 430 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 February 14, 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 217 (-16 candidates since January 16)
451-600 738 (-636 candidates since January 16)
401-450 total 22,157 total (+2,185 candidates since January16)
441-450 1,076 (-198 candidates since January 16)
431-440 4,845 (+824 candidates since January 16)
421-430 4,550 (+411 candidates since January 16)
411-420 5,382 (+577 candidates since January 16)
401-410 6,304 (+571 candidates since January 16)
351-400 total 30,524 total (+1,375 candidates since January 16)
391-400 5,364 (+277 candidates since January 16)
381-390 6,331 (+291 candidates since January 16)
371-380 6,351 (+283 candidates since January 16)
361-370 6,259 (+271 candidates since January 16)
351-360 6,219 (+253 candidates since January 16)
301-350 18,438 (+624 since January 16)
0-300 3,153 (+184 since January 16)
Total 75,227 (+3,716 since January 16)

You can see the applicants with way too few points are slowly starting to drop out of the pool (or improve their scores). But otherwise the pool keeps growing and growing.

The last draw was for 3,000 applicants. The cut off score was at least 442 points. Given that there are over 22,000 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 440 or higher for draws going forward:

How long will the score go?


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