Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended 800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to prospective candidates through the Express Entry system on July 11, 2023. Candidates from all immigration programs were included in this particular draw. The minimum score requirement for this 257th round was 505 points, which is a decrease of 6 points from the last all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 01, 2022, at 06:13:05 UTC. The number of profiles currently active in the Express Entry pool stands at 209,263, a decrease of 5,266 from the last assessment. As of 2023, the IRCC has issued a total of 65,348 ITAs.
Express Entry is a system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to oversee applications for permanent residency. As a matter of fact, this system functions by evaluating candidates according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, considering diverse elements like work history, profession, language skills, education, age, and more. In essence, applicants with higher scores have a higher likelihood 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 primary goal is to guide individuals in achieving their dreams of moving to Canada. We boast a team of professionals with a wealth of knowledge in maneuvering through the Express Entry system and assisting clients in improving their chances of receiving invitations. So, calculate your CRS Score today and let our specialists guide you in maximizing it for the upcoming Express Entry draw. In addition, our CLB score calculator can provide additional insights on your language proficiency for your application. So, if you’re seeking more information about your eligibility, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We’ll quickly arrange a consultation for you.