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IRCC Surprises Candidates with 700 Invitations in All-Program Draw

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July 5, 2023

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Naju Gadhavi

IRCC Surprises Candidates with 700 Invitations in All-Program Draw with CRS Score 511


In a delightful turn of events, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently conducted a surprise all-program draw to apply for permanent residence. Through the Express Entry system. What makes this draw even more remarkable is that the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). This Brings hope to many aspiring immigrants. Let’s jump into the details of this exciting development. 


The most recent Express Entry draw, which occurred on July 4, 2023. 

Here’s the details of the latest 2023 Canada Express Entry draw: 

Draw number: 253. 

Draw date: July 4, 2023 

Draw type: No program specified. 

CRS score cut off: 511. 

Number of candidates invited to apply: 700 ITAs issued. 

This draw (number 253) is the 17th Express Entry draw of 2023. 


The Surprise All-Program Draw: 

The IRCC conducts program-specific draws, focusing on one class within the Express Entry system. However, the recent surprise draw opened the doors for candidates across all programs, creating an opportunity for a wider range of individuals to receive invitations to apply for permanent residence.  


Lower CRS Score Requirement: 

One of the most important things to note about this draw is that the minimum CRS score requirement is 511. In past Express Entry draws, CRS scores have crossed the 470 marks, making it difficult for many candidates to get an invitation.


Impact on Aspiring Immigrants: 

The Government of Canada has announced a surprise all-Program draw, providing a sense of optimism to those who wishing to immigrate to Canada. This draw serves as a reminder that Canada is committed to attracting skilled individuals from a variety of backgrounds and to creating opportunities for a wider variety of applicants. So IRCC invites Candidates who can contribute to the economic development and cultural diversity of Canada. 


Tips for Express Entry Candidates: 

If you’re thinking about applying for Express Entry, you’ll want to make sure your application is well- prepared. Here are some tips to help you improve your chances:  

1. Increase your language proficiency: If you’re speaking English or French fluently, it’ll help you get a higher CRS score on your Express Entry application. 

2. Focus on education and work experience: If you have a high level of education or relevant work experience, it will help you score higher on your CRS. You can improve your skills or gain more work experience to make your CRS stand out from the crowd. 

3. Get Professional Assistance: Consulting with an immigration lawyer or an authorized representative can help you navigate the Express Entry system. 

4. Get your documents ready: If you decide to fill out a profile, you’ll need documents, such as language test results, to show you’re eligible for Express Entry. Some documents take a long time to get, so you should get them ready early. 

5.  Proper funding is essential: If you don’t have enough funding, your application might be rejected. You need to show that you have the right amount of finance to meet the requirements and prove that you are financially stable. 



This move demonstrates Canada’s commitment to attracting skilled individuals from diverse backgrounds and creating opportunities for a broader range of applicants. Aspiring immigrants should seize this moment and take proactive steps to enhance their chances of success. With Canada’s open and welcoming immigration policies, the dream of beginning a new life in Canada, known as the Great White North, is now within reach for numerous deserving individuals. 

To have your profile evaluated and receive professional advice on any of your questions regarding Canadian immigration, get in touch with us experienced immigration consultants from SPSCanada. For additional information, contact support@spscanada.com (Canada), support.amd@spscanada.com (Ahmedabad), or by phone at (1) 905-362-9393 (Canada) or +91 9586 226232 (Ahmedabad).


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