The last Ministerial Instructions for EE applications were set at 447 points - This has been the lowest draw number since the adoption of the new Express Entry program. The Federal government issued 3664 Invitation to Apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.
Two big factors to obtain a competitive score in your Express Entry application are the following:
1. Education: Applicants with Master Degree(s)
2. High Level of English
For more Ministerial Instructions, please visit the Immigration, Refugee & Citizenship Canada website: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/mi/