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Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 3,725 Applicants with a CRS Score of 500

Canada, renowned for its high living standards, continues to be a desired destination for skilled professionals worldwide. The Express Entry system, a pivotal pathway for Canadian Immigration, facilitates this dream for many. The Government of Canada conducts Express Entry Draws, typically twice a month, to invite candidates to apply for permanent residence. Below is a detailed look at the most recent Express Entry Draw.

Express Entry Draw #268 Highlights

  • Date of Draw: October 10, 2023
  • Invitations Issued (ITAs): 3,725
  • Minimum CRS Score: 500
  • Program Specified: Non-specified

In the latest draw, 3,725 candidates were issued ITAs, enabling them to take a significant step towards achieving their Canadian immigration dream. The minimum CRS score for this draw was 500, providing a beacon of hope for candidates with scores around.

Latest Express Entry draw updates

The number of applicants in the Express Entry pool is updated by the IRCC a few days before an invitation round. As new profiles are filed, as profiles expire, or as an ITA is issued, the numbers are updated. Here is the latest CRS Score range along with the number of candidates in that range:

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 1,210
501-600 2,237
451-500 59,674
491-500 4,508
481-490 9,121
471-480 18,794
461-470 15,016
451-460 12,235
401-450 54,162
441-450 11,163
431-440 11,580
421-430 9,844
411-420 10,484
401-410 11,091
351-400 60,078
301-350 30,996
0-300 5,235
Total 213,592

2022 Year-End Express Entry Report Insights

The IRCC released its annual report on September 26, revealing key insights into the Express Entry draws conducted throughout 2022. A total of 24 draws were held, with 46,539 ITAs issued, marking a 59% decrease compared to 2021. The pause in Express Entry draws for Federal High Skilled programs between September 2021 and July 2022 significantly impacted these figures.

The majority of ITAs were issued to candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (19,258) and the Canadian Experience Class (18,895). Notably, no candidates were invited through the Federal Skilled Trades Program in 2022.

Candidates such as software engineers, IT specialists, and computer systems and software developers were predominantly favored in receiving ITAs. Additionally, food service supervisors and cooks were also frequently invited.

Over 30,000 ITAs were issued to residents of Canada, while the rest were predominantly extended to residents of India (3,787) and Nigeria (1,730).

First Express Entry Draw for October in ‘All-program’ Category

This draw is the first ‘All-program’ specific draw held in October 2023. 3,725 ITAs were issued in this draw to applicants having a minimum CRS score of 500. Since it was an ‘No-Program Specified (All-program)’ draw, applicants from the FSWP, CEC, FSTP, and PNPs may get invitations to apply.

The last ‘No Program Specified’ draw happened on September 26, which invited 3,000 candidates from all programs without any specific category restrictions. The CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited in September was 504. This means that if your Express Entry profile had a CRS score of 504 or higher, you could have been eligible for an invitation to that draw.

Express Entry Draw Trends (June 2023 Onwards)

A glimpse into the Express Entry draws since June 2023 reveals varied CRS score requirements and ITA numbers across different programs and draw types:

Date Draw Type Number of ITAs Minimum CRS
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

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