Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) 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 invited to this Express Entry draw.
The latest Express Entry draw held on July 04, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 700 candidates present in the Express Entry pool. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 511 to be eligible. The CRS score of 511 is also the highest seen in any all-program draw of 2023.
Who Was Invited?
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.
Check eligibility to apply for Express Entry
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:
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:
Next, you can check eligibility for Canada PR under 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.
This was the first invitation round of July - and follows the first-ever category-based Express Entry draw held on June 08, 2023. The July 4th Express Entry draw also comes as a surprise as IRCC had previously stated that it will invite 1,500 Healthcare workers via category-based selection on July 05, 2023.
In addition, it is expected IRCC will also invite candidates with work experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations in the first-ever category-based selection Express Entry draw for STEM professions.
The introduction of new categories aims to address the vacancies mentioned on the Canada Occupation In-demand List. Immigration is considered crucial for supporting the labor shortage and sustaining the growth of the French language in French minority communities outside Quebec.
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