We would like to assure you that the title of this post is not a fake one and it is not a click bait. As per our prediction done just 24 hours back here, CIC released it 59th draw today with an unprecedented number of ITA’s and a score drop much higher than expected. Here is the screengrab from Ministerial Instructions –
It is understood that with CIC looking to process 1,72,500 immigrants for year 2017, which happens to be an increase of 7.41% compared to 2016, the ITA’s in each draw are bound to rise up or stay in this bracket at least for next 5 draws to come.
Starting June 6th, CIC plans to implement new changes which will make the equation more exciting –
- 136 points may be awarded for a candidate’s first language, with a further 24 available for ability in a second language. Up to 100 more points are available for a candidate’s language skills within the combination (skills transfer-ability) factors.
- A total of 15 additional points will be awarded to candidates who prove adequate intermediate (equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark 7) or better French ability, and English ability of CLB 4 or lower.
- A total of 30 additional points will be awarded to French speaking candidates who prove adequate intermediate or better French ability, and who also prove English ability of CLB 5 or better.
- Candidates who wish to be awarded CRS points for French ability must take the Test d’Évaluation de Français (TEF).
- Candidates with a sibling in Canada who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of at least 18 years of age may be awarded 15 additional CRS points.
- These points may also be awarded if the candidate’s spouse or common-law partner has a sibling in Canada. The candidate or his or her spouse/common-law partner must share a mother and/or father with the sibling in Canada. This relationship can be through blood, adoption, marriage, or common-law partnership.
In the past 2 draws conducted within a gap of 1 week, CIC has invited 6,000+ candidates giving them ITA to apply for PR. These candidates are now out of pool of 400+ candidates, which makes the next couple of draws more exciting.
Unless CIC decides to do something out of the box, we can see the CRS requirements going further down with the invitations remaining in the same bracket of 415-425. The next draw remains crucial to predict what’s going on inside CIC panel and how further draws will bring ITA’s for Candidates waiting in the pool or will the CRS drive up further.
But one thing is for sure, if the CRS drives down further, PNP programs will be of less relevance especially Ontario PNPs. We will keep you posted on the next draws to come.