The latest Express Entry draw which was held on August 22nd, 2018 does not show any reduction in minimum CRS points, any increase in invitations made but just purely continues the previous trend.
This is the third draw in 2018 that has the minimum CRS point of 440, and at the same time, the number of issued Invitations To Apply (ITAs) was at the steady rate of 3,750 for the past six weeks.
The tie-breaking date has been reported as of February 21st2018. It means that all applicants with CRS score of 440 who submitted their application before such date are invited to apply under the express entry system. Moving the tie-in date to further in 2018 means that the pile of applications with CRS score of 440 is reducing and we should expect scores lower than 440 in the future draws in 2018.
As it shows, the CRS score of 440 to 450 has been almost steady in the past few draws, hoping that the CRS would drop to below 440 in September or October 2018.
The number of issued invitations to apply (ITAs) has been steady at 3,750 ITAs.
The pool also shows little (around 1900 applicants) with CRS higher than 441, which promotes the possibility of a further decline in CRS score, if IRCC keeps sending +3,750 ITAs every two weeks.
You can always fill the free assessment form to be notified of your eligibility in Express Entry programs as well as other federal and provincial streams.