CRS score drops in latest all-program Express Entry draw

CRS score drops in latest all-program Express Entry draw

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 10 Nov, 2022 | 04:56 AM]
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On November 9, Canada invited 4,750 candidates in an all-program Express Entry draw. This was the 10th draw since Canada resumed all-program draws on July 6. 

Candidates that received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) were from three programs managed by Express Entry: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). 

This draw is the second in a row to invite 4,750 candidates, consistent with the draw held on October 26. There was also a decrease of only two points in the minimum CRS, down from 496, the smallest drop since all-program draws resumed.

The minimum CRS score required for this draw was 494. 

The November 9 draw is a continuation of lower CRS scores. By lowering the CRS score, the IRCC plans to increase the number of candidates eligible to receive ITAs through Express Entry. This has been the trend since all-program Express Entry draws resumed on July 6.

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Breakdown of Express Entry invitations

Data from the IRCC shows how ITAs have been issued across all Express Entry programs since the draws resumed on July 6. In total, 26,250 candidates have received invitations through Express Entry.

A majority of the candidates, 13, 774 – are from the CEC. Candidates already eligible under this Express Entry stream already have at least 1 year of living or working in Canada within 36 months of their application date - and have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 5 for NOC B jobs or CLB 7 for NOC 0 or A jobs. 

The remaining invitations are mostly equally split between the FSWP, 6,154, and Express Entry candidates through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) at 6,322. No candidates have received invitations under the FSWP. 

Immigration Level Plan 2023-2025

The Canadian government has just released its Immigration Level Plan 2023-2025. The new & improved Immigration Level Plan acts as a guide for the number of immigrants Canada will seek to welcome over the next three years. Candidates are targeted to be invited under Economic Immigration, Family Class Sponsorship, Refugees and Protected Persons, and Humanitarian & Compassionate streams.

According to the plan announced on November 1, Canada will aim to invite – 

  • 465,000 new immigrants in 2023. 
  • 485,000 new immigrants in 2024. 
  • 500,000 new immigrants in 2025.

With the help of its Immigration Level Plan for 2023-2025, Canada will seek to grow the economy, reunite families, and offer asylum to refugees fleeing hardships in their home country.


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