Third Express Entry Draw of March | 21,000 ITAs in two weeks!

Third Express Entry Draw of March | 21,000 ITAs in two weeks!

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 30 Mar, 2023 | 05:30 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its third consecutive Express Entry draw in a space of just 14 days! The latest all-program Express Entry draw held on March 29 - saw Invitation to Apply (ITAs) being issued to yet another 7,000 candidates in the pool.

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This was the third consecutive Express Entry draw that issued 7,000 invitations – taking the total to a whopping 21,000 ITAs in two weeks. The previous all-program Express Entry draws were held on March 15 and March 23.

Who was invited?

Express Entry Latest Draw #245

  • Number of invitations issued: 7,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 7,000 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: March 29, 2023, 13:44:01 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 481
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 14, 2022, 07:35:00 UTC

Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were eligible for this round of invitations. The March 29 Express Entry draw also had the lowest CRS score requirement for an all-program draw since December 23, 2020 - which invited 4,000 candidates with a CRS score of 468.

Who is eligible to apply for Express Entry?

An ideal Express Entry candidate would meet the following requirements:

  • Be under 30 years of age.
  • Hold at least two Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees.
  • Be able to demonstrate sufficient language skills in either English or French.
  • Have at least 1-2 years of full-time skilled work experience in an in-demand occupation in Canada.

How to increase your chances of receiving an ITA?

To increase your chances of receiving an ITA under Express Entry, you need to focus on improving your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. You can enhance your CRS score by improving your language proficiency, gaining more work experience, obtaining a higher education degree, and securing a job offer from a Canadian employer.

It's also essential to research and target Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that align with the Express Entry system. Each Canadian province and territory has its own PNP, which allows them to nominate candidates for permanent residency based on their specific needs.

Ensure that your application is complete and error-free, as submitting a complete and accurate application can increase your chances of being selected for an ITA. Monitor the Express Entry draws and adjust your strategy accordingly.

Finally, consider seeking professional help from an immigration consultant or lawyer who specializes in Express Entry applications. They can assist you with preparing a strong application and provide valuable advice on how to increase your chances of receiving an ITA.

Good Luck!


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