After a hiatus of over a month, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently conducted its latest Express Entry draw on 19th September, which marked a significant development in Canada’s immigration landscape.
Total ITAs issued: 3,200
Type of draw: No Program Specified
Date and time of round: September 19, 2023 at 15:04:11 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 531
Tie-breaking rule: September 12, 2023 at 12:16:31 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.
In this latest draw, a total of 3,200 invitations were issued to eligible candidates across various immigration programs. What sets this draw apart is the fact that it was an all-program draw, meaning candidates from a wide array of backgrounds and qualifications were considered.
To secure an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this round, candidates needed to achieve a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 531. This score is a reflection of various factors, such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.
The decision to conduct more Express Entry draws during the summer of 2023 was influenced by the introduction of category-based selection rounds of invitations. This allowed for a more targeted approach to candidate selection, ensuring that individuals with specific skills and qualifications were prioritized.
Notably, the previous all-program draw took place on August 15, during which 4,300 candidates received ITAs. Since then, there has been a pause in draws, with IRCC not providing a formal explanation for the interruption.
However, on September 18, IRCC confirmed its intent to resume Express Entry draws in the near future, and they delivered on this promise with the most recent draw.
In summary, the recent Express Entry draw signifies a positive step forward in Canada’s immigration efforts, with IRCC diligently working to invite eligible candidates to contribute their skills and talents to the country’s diverse and thriving communities since June 2023.
|Date||Program||Number of ITAs||Minimum CRS|
|Aug 3||Trade occupations||1,500||388|
|Aug 2||French language proficiency||800||435|
|July 12||French language proficiency||3,800||375|
|July 7||French language proficiency||2,300||439|
|July 6||Healthcare occupations||1500||463|
|July 5||STEM occupations||500||486|
On May 31, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced an innovative approach to selecting Express Entry candidates through six new categories. These categories open up exciting opportunities for individuals seeking to immigrate to Canada, aligning their qualifications with specific sectors of the Canadian job market. Here’s a breakdown of these categories:
Express Entry candidates with strong French-speaking skills have their own category, recognizing the importance of linguistic diversity in Canada.
Candidates with work experience in healthcare professions can find a pathway to immigration through this category, contributing to the country’s vital healthcare sector.
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Those with expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields can leverage their skills to secure an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
Skilled workers in various trades will find this category tailored to their expertise, meeting the demands of trade-related roles in Canada.
This category targets individuals with experience in the transportation industry, playing a significant role in maintaining the nation’s logistical infrastructure.
Candidates involved in agriculture and agri-food professions can now pursue their Canadian dreams through this category, contributing to a crucial sector of the economy.
The IRCC commenced its category-based selection with invitations issued to healthcare professionals on June 28. Subsequent draws followed for candidates with STEM backgrounds, those in trades, and individuals proficient in French.