Canada Finally Conducts Second Express Entry Draw Of June

Canada Finally Conducts Second Express Entry Draw Of June

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 28 Jun, 2023 | 11:37 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its 15th Express Entry draw of 2023. This was the second invitation round of June and follows the previous Express Entry draw held on June 08, 2023. 

The latest Express Entry draw held on June 27, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 4,300 candidates present in the Express Entry pool. Being an all-program draw, candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were eligible for this round of invitations.

Express Entry draws have had an unusual pattern this year. The June 27 Express Entry draw was expected to be conducted in the previous week - on June 21, 2023. This makes it difficult to predict exactly when the next draw will take place, however, IRCC will likely develop a more concrete pattern as draws continue to take place in 2023.

Check Eligibility for Express Entry.

Express Entry Draw #251

Who was invited?

  • Number of invitations issued: 4,300
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,300 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: June 27, 2023, 15:37:46 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 486
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 21, 2023, 00:57:04 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

If you’ve been invited

If the IRCC has invited you to apply for Canada PR, you’ll receive a message in your account notifying you:

  • which program you've been invited to apply for
  • what to do next

You must show proof of the information provided in your Express Entry profile. If the IRCC finds you have submitted false information or left out important details, they could:

  • refuse your application
  • find you inadmissible
  • ban you for 5 years from applying for any type of Canadian visa

Next, you can check eligibility for Canada PR under the program you’ve been invited to apply under - and make sure you’re still eligible. By thoroughly understanding the program requirements and prerequisites - you will be more prepared to apply.

Category-Based Express Entry Draws

Canada's Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, recently unveiled the introduction of category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates. The purpose of these draws is to attract more skilled workers in specific professions that are in high demand in Canada. IRCC believes that by focusing on individuals with strong French language proficiency or work experience in key sectors such as Healthcare, STEM professions, Trades, Transport, Agriculture, and Agri-food - they can support Canada's commitment to welcoming in-demand occupations across the country.

The launch of category-based draws, following the changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in June 2022, is expected to commence this year. These changes will allow the minister to select immigrants based on crucial attributes that align with Canada's economic priorities - making it the best time to immigrate to Canada.



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