The Canada Immigration authorities have extended applications for permanent residence to 1620 applicants via the Express Entry route. The fifth round of the draws under this scheme saw the lowest score in the CRS points score at 481, which was way below 600.
This good news was welcomed by one and all as this was the very first time that such a thing had been observed where applicants would no longer have to score above 600 points in the CRS either by holding a Canadian job offer or work experience in hand or even have nomination under a Canadian province.
All of the past draws of applications under the Canada Express Entry show a trend of increasing number of invitations being sent out whereas the Comprehensive Ranking System scores have reduced a lot. This indicates that it is not mandatory to hold a job offer from a Canadian employer or be nominated by a province as applicants can easily score the desired points even without these factors.