Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its second all-program Express Entry draws in November.
The latest draw on November 23 maintained the same number of invitations to apply (ITA) at 4,750 but lowered the qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to 491 points, three points drop from the previous November 3 Express Entry draws.
|OVERVIEW OF EXPRESS ENTRY LATEST DRAWS #236|
|Record-breaking Draw Size||4,750 invitations to apply for Canada PR|
|Lower Express Entry Cut-off||Minimum CRS score required was 491|
|Is the Tie-break rule applied?||Profiles registered on or before October 13, 2022, 11:22:17 UTC were invited.
This is particularly helpful in cases where two or more candidates end up with the same CRS score.
This is the eleventh consecutive all-program Express Entry draw since July 06 as Canada resumed PR nominations for Federal Skilled Worker Program after a gap of nearly 18 months.
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.
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.
Official data reveals that IRCC invited over 30,000 candidates through Express Entry since then.
Fill in this free online assessment to know more about your eligibility for various other immigration programs.
Proposed 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.
Also, read how the shift to the new TEER System will affect Canada Express Entry CRS.
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
- 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 has been 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.