Express Entry draw, IRCC extended invitations to 3,725 candidates on 10th October
On 10th October 2023 Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3725 invitations to apply in a no program specified Express Entry Draw with the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 500.
A Recap of Three Consecutive Draws in the Week of September 25
On September 26, the first draw took place, wherein 3,000 candidates were invited in an all-program draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required for invitation was 504.
The second draw, conducted on September 27, targeted 500 candidates with French-speaking proficiency. These candidates were invited based on a category-specific draw, and they had to attain a minimum CRS score of 472.
The last draw of that week occurred on September 28, during which 600 candidates were invited. This draw was unique because it marked the inaugural category-based selection for candidates in agriculture and agri-food occupations. The minimum CRS score required for this invitation was 354.
The significance of this final draw is that it signifies that the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now extended invitations to candidates from all six newly established categories that are eligible under the category-based selection system.
Express Entry Draws in the previous year 2022
In their annual report on Express Entry released on September 26, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) revealed some significant discoveries for the year 2022.
Throughout 2022, there were 24 Express Entry draws, resulting in 46,539 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) being issued. This number marked a 59% decrease compared to the previous year, 2021, when 114,431 ITAs were issued.
The notable decrease in ITAs in 2022 can be primarily attributed to a suspension of Express Entry draws for Federal High Skilled programs, which occurred between September 2021 and July 2022.
In 2022, a majority of the ITAs within the Express Entry system were extended to candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (19,258 ITAs) and the Canadian Experience Class (18,895 ITAs).
Canada’s 2023 Express Entry Revolution: Tailoring Immigration to Economic Priorities
In May 2023, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced six new Express Entry categories, influenced by consultations with stakeholders and provincial governments. These categories mirror aspects of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) but offer a direct pathway to permanent residence through IRCC, emphasizing Canada’s commitment to customized immigration policies for national and regional economic needs.
Express Entry: Streamlining Canadian Immigration
Express Entry manages applications for Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class programs. Eligibility relies on a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, determined by factors like work experience, language skills, age, and education. High-scoring candidates receive Invitations to Apply (ITA).
Once eligible, candidates create profiles on the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website and await ITAs.
IRCC aims to process 80% of Express Entry applications within six months, expediting permanent residency.
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