Latest Express Entry Draw: 4,800 Invited In All-Program Draw

Latest Express Entry Draw: 4,800 Invited In All-Program Draw

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 09 Jun, 2023 | 04:41 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its 14th Express Entry draw of 2023. This was the first draw of June and follows the previous draw held on May 24, 2023. 

The latest Express Entry draw held on June 08, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 4,800 candidates present in the Express Entry pool. Being an all-program draw, candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were eligible for this round of invitations.

Who was invited?

Express Entry Draw #250

  • Number of invitations issued: 4,800
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,800 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: June 08, 2023, 12:08:58 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 486
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 19, 2023, 14:04:00 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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Category-based draws to begin this summer

On May 31, 2023, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, announced the launch of category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates.

Express Entry draws will now be focused on candidates who have a strong French language proficiency or work experience in the following fields:

  • Healthcare.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions.
  • Trades, such as Carpenters, Plumbers, and Contractors.
  • Transport.
  • Agriculture and Agri-food.

Express Entry selection draws under these new categories are anticipated to take place by late summer.

Express Entry draws in 2023

Canada’s Express Entry has established a strong pattern throughout 2023. 

Where the draws conducted in January followed a pre-pandemic pattern of inviting all-program candidates every two weeks - IRCC held four program-specific Express Entry draws in February. February also saw the very first program-specific draw for the FSWP.

There were three draws in February, and one draw each week in March. Over 21,000 candidates were invited throughout March. This was the second-highest number of ITAs issued in one month in Express Entry history.

April resumed the pre-pandemic pattern of one all-program draw every two weeks. Whereas May saw two Express Entry draws, one for Provincial Nominee Program candidates and the other for all-program candidates.

Since the beginning of 2023, Canada has conducted back-to-back Express Entry draws with higher ITAs and record-breaking low scores in the CRS points calculator. It is possible that IRCC may continue to make efforts to attract skilled immigrants to Canada to help fill the country's labor gaps in the coming years.

Now is indeed the best time to immigrate to Canada!


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