Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 2,000 Candidates For PR

Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 2,000 Candidates For PR

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 02 Aug, 2023 | 04:06 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new all-program Express Entry draw.

Being an all-program draw, candidates from Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were targeted to this latest Express Entry draw.

The Express Entry latest draw held on August 01, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 2,000 candidates present in the pool. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 517 - to be eligible for this invitation round.

Express Entry Draw #259

  • Number of invitations issued: 2,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,000 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: August 01, 2023, at 13:25:02 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 517
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 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.

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Express Entry All-Program Draws

Express Entry All-Program Draws serve as a pivotal pathway for skilled immigrants aspiring to become permanent residents in Canada. Launched in 2015, the Express Entry system aims to streamline the selection process for economic immigration streams, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

In these All-Program Draws, candidates from all three Express Entry streams are eligible to receive invitations to apply for Canada PR. The draws take place at regular intervals, and applicants are assessed based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score - which considers factors like Age, Education, Work Experience, Language Proficiency, and Adaptability.

The CRS score requirement is set based on Canada's labor market demands and the country's overall immigration goals. Higher CRS scores are usually favored in the selection process, leading to invitations for permanent residency.

Express Entry All-Program Draws are characterized by their competitiveness and selectivity, as they attract a large pool of highly skilled candidates from across the globe. Successful applicants receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), allowing them to submit their application for permanent residency within a specified time frame.

These draws have proven to be an efficient and transparent method for selecting skilled immigrants, contributing to Canada's economic growth and multicultural diversity while offering a brighter future to skilled individuals seeking opportunities in the Great White North.

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