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New Express Entry Draw Today Invites 3,200 Profiles For PR

Last Updated On 19 September 2023, 2:01 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

IRCC sent out 3,200 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a new Express Entry draw today, considering profiles from all the programs.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score jumped significantly by 35 points from 496 to 531 because of the absence of any round of invitations since August 15, 2023.

Below are the details of the Express Entry draw today:

  • No Program Specified
  • Number of invitations issued: 3,200
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,200 or above
  • 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

IRCC will also be unveiling its first targeted draw for transport occupations. You can check for updates here.

IRCC has invited a total of 80,948 profiles in 26 Express Entry draws this year.

In 2023, the CRS threshold ranges from as low as 375 in the Francophile draw to 463 for 35 Healthcare occupations, 486 for 24 STEM occupations, and 531 in the recent no program specified draw today on September 19, 2023.

CRS Score Distribution in the Pool: September 19

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CRS Score distribution in the pool

What is Express Entry?

Canada Express Entry is an online application management system, that IRCC uses to select candidates for permanent residency based on their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS).

Express Entry is in charge of administering the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

When determining who to invite to apply for Canadian permanent residency, the CRS considers factors including work experience, industry, language skills, education, age, and more.

When an eligible Express Entry candidate creates their profile on the IRCC website, they are assigned a CRS number and placed in a classification pool with other candidates based on these factors.

Candidates with high CRS Scores have the best chance of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency.

What occupations are being targeted by Express Entry system in 2023?

In 2023, new occupation based Express Entry draws are focusing on candidates who have at least 6 months of work experience in the last 3 years in one of the following sectors:

1. healthcare
2. science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
3. trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
4. transport
5. agriculture and agri-food

You can obtain a comprehensive list of occupations with NOC codes for each sector by clicking on the links above.

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