Canada Invites PNP Candidates in the Latest Express Entry Draw on October 24th.
In the most recent Express Entry draw held on October 24, 2023, IRCC extended invitations to 1,548 candidates to apply for permanent residency, exclusively in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) round of invitations. To qualify for consideration, candidates had to meet a stringent CRS cutoff score, which stood at 776 in this PNP-exclusive draw. This draw follows the October 10th results, where 3,725 candidates were granted Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in an all-program draw with a minimum CRS requirement of 500.
What is Express Entry in Canada?
An Express Entry Draw is a selection process in Canada’s immigration system. It’s used for the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. Applicants are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which considers factors like age, language skills, work experience, occupation, and education, assigning them scores. The highest-scoring candidates receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency from the Canadian government. The minimum CRS cutoff score varies but usually ranges from 350 to 550 or higher in some cases.
Overview of Express Entry Draws
Express Entry draws in Canada have been quite dynamic in 2023. Notable draws include those focused on specific occupations like agriculture, transport, healthcare, and STEM, each with its own Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement. There have also been draws emphasizing French language proficiency and all-program draws with varying CRS cutoffs. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) exclusive draws have seen a significant 85-point increase in CRS cutoff scores since May 2023. Excitingly, there’s anticipation of a potential Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw soon. Recent developments include expanded opportunities to earn extra CRS points with specific qualifications, and the introduction of a skilled trades draw with a record-low cutoff score of 388. Stay tuned for the latest updates on Express Entry draws in Canada!
What is an occupation-based draw?
Earlier this year, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced novel draw categories in which the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is not the sole determining factor for issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs). A new law, enacted in June 2022, granted the immigration minister the authority to invite candidates who fulfill economic needs in Canada or contribute to the promotion of the French language, regardless of their CRS score.
As a result, in May, IRCC unveiled six new draw categories for Express Entry candidates who possessed strong French language skills or had work experience in the following sectors: Healthcare, STEM professions, Trades, Transport, Agriculture and agri-food.
Since June, Canada has conducted category-based selection draws on ten occasions, resulting in over 10,000 ITAs issued to candidates who were already part of the Express Entry pool.
Why Choose SPS Canada Immigration ?
SPS Canada Immigration, with over 22 years of immigration industry experience, is your trusted partner amid these Express Entry changes. We are well-equipped to guide candidates through the new draw categories, offering expert advice on how to bolster their profiles beyond just the CRS score. As the immigration landscape evolves, SPS Canada Immigration is here to help individuals adapt to these changes and achieve their Canadian immigration goals. With the recent updates in category-based selection draws, our commitment to making the process straightforward and successful remains unwavering.
Feel free to contact us for expert guidance and support tailored to your immigration journey. Visit our website at www.spscanada.com to learn more and get in touch today! Your Canadian dreams await, and we’re here to help make them a reality.
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