Canada issues 3,500 invitations in latest Express Entry draw!

Canada issues 3,500 invitations in latest Express Entry draw!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 27 Apr, 2023 | 05:04 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry draw on April 26, 2023. The eleventh Express Entry draw of 2023 saw invitations being issued to a total of 3,500 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 were eligible for this round of invitations.

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Candidates invited to this Express Entry draw required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 483.

Who was invited?

Express Entry Draw #247

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: April 26, 2023, 18:10:04 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 483
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 22, 2022, 19:46:58 UTC

This latest Express Entry draw follows the previous all-program invitation round held on April 12, in which 3,500 candidates received Invitation to Apply (ITAs) with a minimum CRS score of 486.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of April 26, 2023

601-1200 604
501-600 884
451-500 55,867
491-500 680
481-490 3,001
471-480 21,544
461-470 17,111
451-460 13,351
401-450 61,108
441-450 12,691
431-440 13,187
421-430 10,674
411-420 11,846
401-410 12,710
351-400 69,709
301-350 36,432
0-300 5,585
Total 230,189

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 your eligibility for 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.

Since the beginning of 2023, Canada has conducted back-to-back Express Entry draws with higher ITAs and record-breaking low CRS scores. As defined in its Immigration Level Plans for 2023-2025, it is possible that IRCC may continue to make efforts to attract skilled immigrants to Canada to help fill the country's labor gaps. 

Now is indeed the best time to immigrate to Canada.

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