Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw today. Being an all-program draw, candidates from all three Express Entry streams and linked Provincial Nominee Program streams were selected in this draw.
The latest Express Entry draw held on September 26, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 3,000 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 504. This was the second all-program draw conducted by IRCC in September.
The previous such draw was conducted on September 11, which invited 3,200 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 531. The September 26 draw recorded a CRS drop of 27 points.
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Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #265 - September 26, 2023
Type of draw: No Program Specified
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. Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs may be issued through this round of invitations.
|Draw Date||Number of invitations||Program ||Minimum CRS points|
|September 19, 2023||3,200||No Program Specified ||531|
|August 15, 2023||4,300||No Program Specified ||496|
|August 1, 2023||2,000||No Program Specified ||517|
|July 11, 2023||800||No Program Specified ||505|
|July 4, 2023||700||No Program Specified ||511|
|June 27, 2023||4,300||No Program Specified ||486|
|June 8, 2023||4,800||No Program Specified ||486|
|May 24, 2023||4,800||No Program Specified ||488|
|April 26, 2023||3,500||No Program Specified ||483|
|April 12, 2023||3,500||No Program Specified ||486|
|March 29, 2023||7,000||No Program Specified ||481|
|March 23, 2023||7,000||No Program Specified ||484|
|March 15, 2023||7,000||No Program Specified ||490|
|January 18, 2023||5,500||No Program Specified||490|
|January 11, 2023||5,500||No Program Specified ||507|
There is no one-size-fits-all type of profile, which 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 for Canada PR.
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. 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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