Now that we are into 2018, lets take a look back at Express Entry scores and trends for the 2017 year.
There were 25 rounds of invitations in 2017 for the core programs, and it lead to 84, 685 Invitations to Apply ( ITAs) being issued. The average score for these draws was 438. We did see three rounds where the selected score was much lower than in previous years, as low as 413.
It is very hard to predict what level of score would be selected, but it is clear that 2017 saw that mark drop significantly below the 450 range of the previous years.
We also saw 2 program specific draws for the Federal Skilled Trades class which is integral to the success of that program. Trades application require lower English scores and are less likely to see the same education points so it was great to see rounds with CRS scores of 199 and 241 to facilitate some success for those applicants.