Surprise Express Entry Draw Invites 1,325 Candidates For PR

Surprise Express Entry Draw Invites 1,325 Candidates For PR

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 19 Dec, 2023 | 02:33 PM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw.

This draw marks the fourth invitation round conducted by IRCC in December. Just last week, IRCC issued 11,650 invitations across three back-to-back draws.

The Express Entry latest draw held on December 18, 2023, saw invitations being issued to 1,325 candidates in an all-program draw. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 542 to be considered for an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

This was also the second all-program draw conducted by IRCC in December - and recorded a CRS drop of 19 points. The previous such draw was conducted on December 06, which invited 4,750 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 561. 

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Express Entry Draw #275

Type of draw: General (all-program)

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,325*
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,325 or above
  • Date and time of round: December 18, 2023 at 16:12:22 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 542
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 06, 2023 at 14:40:23 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.

*Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program may be issued through this round of invitations.

Express Entry All-Program Draws

Express Entry all-program draws are a part of Canada's immigration system, helping people from around the world become permanent residents.

In these draws, candidates from various Express Entry streams, like the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) linked pathways - are considered.

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.

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Express Entry all-program draws play a crucial role in Canada's goal to welcome skilled workers who can contribute to the country's economy and society. It provides a fair and transparent way for people to achieve their dream of making Canada their permanent home.

Next Express Entry Draw

The expected Canada Express Entry next draw prediction is December 20, 2023.

Express Entry draws are typically conducted at regular two-week intervals, on a Wednesday. The timing, frequency, and CRS score of these draws are determined by the IRCC - and can vary depending on various factors including, the Canadian economy, labour market, and the immigration targets set in the Canada Immigration Level Plans.



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