January 10,2024, marks the first invitation round of the year for Canada’s Express Entry system. In this round, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score reached 546 points, with only 1510 profiles invited. This high score threshold indicates a tightening trend in Canada’s immigration policies.
Such a score threshold undoubtedly increases the difficulty for many applicants hoping to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry system. A higher score means that applicants need to possess better educational backgrounds, work experiences, and language abilities, including proficiency in French.
In this context, with the rise in CRS scores, it is anticipated that more people will consider alternative immigration pathways such as LMIA and spousal sponsorship in 2024. LMIA is a viable option for applicants who can find employer support in Canada. Similarly, spousal sponsorship may become a more considered option for many families.
This not only reflects changes in Canada’s immigration policies but also serves as a reminder for those hoping to immigrate to Canada to closely monitor policy developments and flexibly adjust their immigration strategies.