On Sept 21, the most recent round of Express Entry invitations saw the volume rise substantially for the second round in a row, and the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) down to its lowest level since July. 1288 Invitations To Apply (ITA) were issued with a of 483.
The Express Entry system had really stagnated over the summer, with the volume of invitations was down and scores required were well up.
From Jan 6 – April 20
Avg CRS = 462
Avg ITAs = 1270
From May 6 – Sept 7
Avg CRS = 496
Express Entry is merely a numbers game – the more invitations issued the lower the CRS goes. The trend to watch for this fall is less about the scores, and more about what volume of ITAs are issued. If the number can stay well above 1000 every two weeks, the scores should start to trend lower. If we see rounds at 2000 then I predict we are on track to see the score start to move below the 450 mark for the first time.