On July 4, 2023, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw, where they issued 700 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates. This draw encompassed all immigration programs. The cut-off score in round #253 was 511 points, representing an increase of 25 points compared to the previous all-program draw. As of July 4, 2023, there are 214,529 profiles in the Express Entry pool, which is 5,474 profiles fewer than the previous update. In 2023, Canada has issued a total of 60,248 ITAs through the seventeenth Express Entry draws. The CRS score of 511 in this all-program draw is the highest so far in 2023.
Express Entry is a system employed by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) to manage applications for permanent residency. It operates by assessing candidates based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The CRS takes into account various factors such as work experience, occupation, language proficiency, education, age, and more. When a qualified candidate submits their profile through the IRCC website, they are assigned a CRS score and placed in a ranking system alongside other applicants. As a matter of fact, the individuals with the highest scores have a greater chance of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency.
Category-based selection draws are a new form of Express Entry draws which would extend invitations to candidates belonging to specific occupational fields or those possessing other sought-after attributes. There exist six distinct categories for which candidates could potentially qualify:
- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
- Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
- Agriculture and agri-food
- Strong French-language proficiency
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At mana immigration, our principal commitment is to assist individuals in realizing their aspirations of immigrating to Canada. With our team of professionals, we possess extensive expertise in navigating the Express Entry system and aiding clients in enhancing their prospects of receiving invitations. So, calculate your CRS Score today and let our experts help you maximize your score for the next Express Entry draw. Furthermore, you may use our CLB score calculator to find out more about your language proficiency for your application. If you want to know more about your eligibility, feel free to contact us. We will promptly reach out to you for a consultation.