I believe the main reason CARS is being emphasized in Canada is a simple issue of demand and supply. There are too many premeds and the mast majority of them probably had a science related major. So the easiest way to cut the numbers down would be using a higher CARS cutoff. Plus it’s also the one section that’s hardest to improve on, so it helps keep the numbers low, as schools simply don’t have the resources to evaluate 5000+ applications.
It’s too bad. I also immigrated to this country as an adult, I was able to score well on the other 3 sections but 124 CARS. I certainly do