Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 3,200 Candidates For PR

Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 3,200 Candidates For PR

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 20 Sep, 2023 | 04:18 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 the 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 September 19, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 3,200 candidates present in the pool. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 531 - to be eligible for this invitation round.

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Express Entry Draw #263

  • Number of invitations issued: 3,200
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: September 19, 2023 at 15:04:11 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 531
  • Tie-breaking rule: September 12, 2023 at 12:16:31 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.

This was Canada's first Express Entry draw in over a month. There were more Express Entry draws this summer than in previous years due to the introduction of category-based selection rounds of invitations. However, until today a draw has not taken place since the most recent all-program draw on August 15 in which 4,300 candidates received ITAs.

There is no one-size-fits-all type of profile that is eligible for a Canada PR in an All-program Express Entry draw.

Candidates applying under any of the Express Entry linked Canada PR pathways are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Factors that influence your CRS score include Age, Language Proficiency, Education, Work Experience, Spousal Sponsorship, Provincial Nomination, Siblings in Canada, and Adaptability.

Those with the highest scores in the CRS points calculator are more likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency.

Previous Express Entry Draws In 2023

Draw Date Number of invitations
Minimum CRS points
262 August 15 4300 496
261 August 03 1500 388
260 August 02 800 435
259 August 01 2000 517
258 July 12 3800 375

Check complete list of latest Express Entry Draws Here: Express Entry Draws in 2023

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 to apply for Canada PR 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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