CRS score drops again as Canada invites 4,750 candidates

CRS score drops again as Canada invites 4,750 candidates

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 24 Nov, 2022 | 05:45 AM]
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The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new all-program Express Entry draw on November 23, 2022. This was the 11th invitation round since all-program draws were resumed on July 6.

A total of 4,750 candidates were invited to the November 23rd invitation round. Candidates eligible to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) were from Express Entry’s Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class. Candidates applying under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) also received innovations in this draw.

This draw is the third in a row to invite 4,750 candidates – consistent with the draws held on October 26 and November 9, 2022. There was also a decrease of three points in the minimum CRS, down from 494 to 491.

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The November 23rd draw is a continuation of lower CRS scores. By lowering the CRS score, IRCC plans to increase the number of candidates eligible to receive ITAs through Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

The tie-breaking rule was set to this draw for October 15, 2022, at 11:22:17 UTC. Candidates that met the minimum score threshold were only invited if they had submitted their profile to the Express Entry pool before this date.

The Canadian government conducts an Express Entry draw on a bi-weekly basis. The expected next Canada Express Entry draw prediction is December 07, 2022.

16 New occupations become eligible for Express Entry

16 New occupations have also become eligible for Express Entry.

  • Payroll administrators.
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants.
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates.
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants.
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants.
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs.
  • Correctional service officers. 
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers. 
  • Aestheticians, electrologists, and related occupations.
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers. 
  • Pest controllers and fumigators.
  • Other repairers and servicers.
  • Transport truck drivers,
  • Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators
  • Heavy equipment operators.
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.

A switch from the 2016 NOC to the 2021 NOC system

Canada has switched to the 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC). As of November 16, 2022, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) are using the NOC system 2021 to assess the occupations of permanent residence and work permit applications.

The new Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER) system will be used by Canada instead of the Skill Type system to establish a candidate's eligibility for work experience.


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