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 for all candidates 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 nearly a year and a half ago now). The draws usually cap out at a maximum of 3,000 candidates though all summer the draws have been higher with the last one was 3,900, only a few candidates below the all time high. It's reasonable to suspect that draws could remain this high for the next few months, until the end of the calendar year. So basically, if there are at least 3,750 candidates in the pool with scores higher than your own, you need to have a better score or be patient. If you don't want to be patient, 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 October 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). 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 256 (+20 candidates since September 14)
451-600 1,049 (+130 candidates since September 14)
401-450 total 29,297 total (+1,388 candidates since September 14)
441-450 955 (+538 candidates since September 14)
431-440 9,404 (+418 candidates since September 14)
421-430 6,189 (+106 candidates since September 14)
411-420 6,858 (+435 candidates since September 14)
  Candidates with scores below this threshold have only ever been invited for the Federal Skilled Trades-only draws in May and November 2017 and May and September 2018 only
401-410 7,133 (+146 candidates since September 14)
351-400 total 35,124 total (+1,345 candidates since September 14)
391-400 6,750 (+294 candidates since September 14)
381-390 7,629 (+237 candidates since September 14)
371-380 7,556 (+314 candidates since September 14)
361-370 7,324 (+194 candidates since September 14)
351-360 7,210 (+306 candidates since September 14)
301-350 20,311 (+534 since September 14)
0-300 3,272 (+2 since September 14)
Total 92,578 (+5,005 since September 14)

The last draw was for 3,900 applicants. The cut off score was at least 440 points. Given that there are over 35,000 candidates in the pool with scores higher than 400, it's likely the score will not be dropping 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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