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Recent Express Entry Draws: More Candidates Invited in 2023

Express_Entry    Aug 24 2023

More candidates received invites in the most recent Express Entry lottery for 2023, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

In an all-program Express Entry draw, the immigration authority awarded 4,300 invitations to apply (ITAs) to applicants on 15th August. The absolute minimum necessary CRS was 496.

An overview of current Express Entry outcomes

The IRCC ran a category-based draw on 2nd August, inviting candidates from the Express Entry pool who could speak French. To individuals having a CRS score of at least 435, the department granted 800 ITAs. Since 12th July, this was the first specific draw for French-speaking audiences.

On 1st August, Two thousand applicants from each of the three programmes included in the Express Entry system—the Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Programme (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)—were invited to participate in the all-program Express Entry draw. Candidates were invited if their CRS was at least 517.

On 12th July, the IRCC issued 3,800 (ITAs) for French-speaking applicants chosen in a category-based selection draw for permanent residency (PR). Applicants needed a CRS score of at least 375 to be invited. The CRS score for this draw was the lowest of any interest over the previous month.

Another all-program Express Entry draw took place on 11th July. Candidates who received at least 800 ITAs from IRCC and a minimum CRS score of 505 did so.

Express Entry experienced one of its busiest periods, including a system-first of four consecutive drawings.

Canada ran a targeted Express Entry draw on 7th July for applicants who could speak French. ITAs were awarded to 2,300 individuals with a minimum CRS score of 439 through this draw.

The IRCC held its second category-based Express Entry draw for healthcare professionals on 6th July. The government sent invitations to 1,500 healthcare workers with a minimum CRS of 463 in the Express Entry pool.

On 5th July, the immigration department held its first-ever targeted draw for STEM professionals in science, technology, electronics, and mathematics. 500 ITAs for STEM professionals with a minimum CRS of 486 were given out in this round.

In an all-program Express Entry draw, the IRCC invited 800 applicants to apply for permanent residency on 4th July. For this draw, a CRS score of 511 was required.

The first targeted category-based draw in Express Entry's history occurred on 28th June. Five hundred individuals with experience in the healthcare industry were encouraged to apply for PR by the IRCC. A CRS score of 476 was necessary for this draw.

Another all-program Express Entry draw was held on 27th June. With a minimum CRS score of 486, the immigration agency welcomed 4,300 applicants from all three Express Entry programmes.

How does Express Entry work?

A system for managing immigration applications called Express Entry oversees the Federal Skilled Worker Programme (The Canadian immigration programs that fall under the categories of FSWP, CEC, and Federal Skilled Trades. Programme (FSTP). One of Canada's most well-liked channels for economic immigration into the nation comprises these three programmes.

When evaluating candidates, human capital variables Included job experience, professional fields, language proficiency, education level, and age. These candidates are scored and ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) criteria. The likelihood of receiving invitations to apply (ITAs) is higher for those with the best scores after the specified cut-off date for a draw.

On 31st May, the IRCC unveiled new selection criteria, focusing on applicants' professional and demographic traits rather than solely their CRS scores. As a result, there are now six more categories for Express Entry candidates:

  • Transportation
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Fluency in French
  • Healthcare
  • STEM careers
  • Trades

Both promoting the use of French outside of Quebec and filling urgent employment openings in the Canadian workforce are objectives of these categories.

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