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Canada Immigration Updates: Canada held two draws in a week

In the ever-evolving landscape of Canadian immigration, aspiring newcomers and immigration seekers have been buzzing with excitement lately, as Canada has taken a big step by conducting not one, but two immigration draws in a single week. These recent developments have excited the whole immigration community, sparking discussions and speculations about what this might mean for those eager to make Canada their new home.

In this blog, we delve into the latest Canadian immigration updates, providing insights into these draws and their potential implications for prospective immigrants.

So, IRCC held two draws in the same week. On 24th October 2023, IRCC made a province-specific draw. The next day, on 25th October, IRCC held another Category-Specific draw for French language speakers. Let’s have a detailed view for both draws.

Provincial Nominee Program Draw

It was the fifth Provincial Nominee Program draw of the year. If a candidate gets nominated through this program, he/she will get an extra 600 points added to your application score. Canada has many provinces and territories, and most of them (except Quebec and Nunavut) have their own PNP programs. There are actually more than 80 of these programs!

In the latest Express Entry draw, which is number 269, they invited 1,548 people to apply for the Provincial Nominee Program. To be invited, a candidate should have a minimum 776 CRS score required, along with a PNP nomination.

The last time they did a draw for the PNP category was draw number 248, which happened on May 10, 2023. In that draw, they invited 589 people with a minimum CRS score of 691. This year, the Express Entry draws have been a bit different. Usually, they happen every two weeks, usually on Wednesday. But now, they have a mix of draws for all types of applicants and draws specifically for certain programs. It’s hard to guess when the next draw will be and what kind it will be, but we might see a more regular pattern as they continue to do these draws. For every Canadian Immigration update, you can subscribe to Dynamic Group’s weekly newsletter.

Current Count of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) regularly updates the count of candidates within the Express Entry pool shortly before each invitation round. These figures are subject to fluctuations due to the submission of new profiles, profiles reaching their expiry, or profiles receiving Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

As of this draw, the status of the Express Entry pool is as follows:

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 1,536
501-600 1,307
451-500 60,587
491-500 4,853
481-490 9,514
471-480 18,836
461-470 15,063
451-460 12,321
401-450 54,565
441-450 11,256
431-440 11,705
421-430 9,926
411-420 10,525
401-410 11,153
351-400 60,378
301-350 31,189
0-300 5,311
Total 214,873

French Language Proficiency Draw

IRCC conducted its second Express Entry draw of the week, issuing 300 ITAs specifically in a category prioritizing French language proficiency. To qualify, candidates needed to have a CRS score of at least 486. Following is the summary of Express Entry Draws since June 2023:

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Date Draw Type Number of ITAs Minimum CRS
Oct 25 French language proficiency 300 486
Oct 24 PNP-only 1,548 776
Oct 10 All-program 3,725 500
Sept 28 Agriculture and agri-food occupations 600 354
Sept 27 French language proficiency 500 472
Sept 26 All-program 3,000 504
Sept 20 Transport occupations 1,000 435
Sept 19 All-program 3,200 531
Aug 15 All-program 4,300 496
Aug 3 Trade occupations 1,500 388
Aug 2 French language proficiency 800 435
Aug 1 All-program 2,000 517
July 12 French language proficiency 3,800 375
July 11 All-program 800 505
July 7 French language proficiency 2,300 439
July 6 Healthcare occupations 1500 463
July 5 STEM occupations 500 486
July 4 All-program 700 511
June 28 Healthcare occupations 500 476
June 27 All-program 4,300 486
June 8 All-program 4,800 486

Draw Candidates now no longer require a medical test

Starting October 1 of this year, there has been a change in the Express Entry application process. Candidates applying for Permanent Residency (PR) through Express Entry are no longer mandated to undergo an initial Immigrant Medical Examination (IME) before submitting their applications to IRCC.

Although the medical examination remains a necessary part of the application, candidates now have the option to upload a blank document in the designated field of the Express Entry profile builder. Further guidance on the medical examination process will be provided by IRCC at a later stage. For individuals who have previously undergone an IME for another IRCC application, or those already residing in Canada, there is no obligation to repeat the medical examination.

Dynamic Group’s Assistance with Canadian Immigration

Dynamic Group is your companion on your path to Canadian immigration. We stand by you from the beginning of your application process, offering unwavering support even after you land in Canada, ensuring a smooth transition throughout. Stay informed with the most recent developments in Canadian Immigration by reaching out to us. Discover your possibilities for establishing a new life in Canada with the guidance of Dynamic Group. Connect with us via email at canadasupport@dss-hr.com or phone at +91-11-41170411 for any assistance.

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