November Express Entry Draws: ITAs For Canada PR Remained Same With Dipping CRS Score 

November Express Entry Draws

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new all-program Express Entry draw on November 09. 

The number of invitations to apply (ITA) remained the same at 4,750, witnessing a decline in the qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 494 points, two points lower than the previous draws. 

Record-breaking Draw Size 4,750 invitations to apply for Canada PR 
Lower Express Entry Cut-off  Minimum CRS score required was 494
Is the Tie-break rule applied?  Profiles registered on or before June 06, 2022, 20:48:23 UTC were invited. 

This is particularly helpful in cases where two or more candidates end up with the same CRS score. 

This is the tenth consecutive all-program Express Entry draw since July 06, after a gap of nearly 18 months. 

Official data reveals that IRCC invited 26,250 candidates through Express Entry since then. 

Anybody who qualified under Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canada Experience Class (CEC), or prior provincial nomination and had work experience in popular in-demand occupations like Health, Business, Finance, Sales, or Engineering/IT had a better chance of qualifying for Canada PR. 

Fill in this free online assessment to know more about your eligibility for various other immigration programs.  

Breakdown of Express Entry Draws Since July 06

A common trend among all the draws since resuming is a consistent increase in draw size and a decline in qualifying scores to accommodate more profiles. This has led to a decrease in the Canadian immigration application backlog.  

The majority of invitations to apply for Canada PR went to about 13,774 candidates under the CEC. 

Canada Experience Class requires qualifying candidates to have at least one year of living or working in Canada within 36 months of their application date and have a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) score of 5 for NOC B jobs or CLB 7 for NOC skill level 0 or A jobs.

Nearly 6,154 candidates qualified under FSWP and 6,322 candidates with prior provincial nominations got invited to apply for Canada PR. 

Federal Skilled Worker Program allows direct PR pathways for foreign skilled workers based on their work experience. Receiving a provincial nomination can boost the Express Entry CRS score by additional 600 points. 

Upcoming Changes to the Express Entry System in 2023

The 2023-2025 annual targets for Express Entry landings (principal applicants, spouses, and dependents) are projected at 

  • 82,880 ITAs in 2023
  • 109,020 ITAs in 2024
  • 114,000 ITAs in 2025

IRCC is expected to issue ITAs for Canada PR to eligible candidates with specific work experience, education, or language ability. The occupation group choice would depend on Canada’s prevailing market demand. 

This will impact the relevance of CRS scores in some instances and may become less vital in future draws. 

You can get in touch with our expert consultants to know your chances of qualifying. 

Self-employed physicians can apply under Express Entry for PR

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently announced new measures to enable physicians to apply under Express Entry and directly qualify for Canadian permanent residency. 

Until now, physicians or doctors who practice in Canada could not qualify for Express Entry 

programs since they were considered self-employed. Being self-employed in Canada for the purpose of gaining work experience did not make them eligible for most economic immigration pathways, including Express Entry. 

However, if you’re self-employed with at least one year of work experience in your home country, you can still apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry program.

Qualifying for Express Entry Draws with CanApprove

Immigration in Canada means obtaining permanent residency. 

After registration of profiles online, the profiles are assessed and ranked based on the CRS score. 

Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points. The human capital criteria like 

  • age, 
  • education, 
  • work experience outside Canada, 
  • language proficiency in English/French, 
  • spouse adaptability, 
  • Canadian study experience, etc. are considered for evaluation purposes. 

Those invited for permanent residence have 60 days to submit their applications to IRCC. IRCC aims to process most applications within 6 months or less. 

Book a free appointment with CanApprove to determine your eligibility for immigration and boost your CRS scores. 

CanApprove is a registered consultancy with the College of Immigration Consultant and Citizenship (CICC) and providing valuable immigration and study abroad services for the last 25 years and still counting. Our expert consultants help determine your best chances of qualifying based on your academic profile and work experience. 


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