Latest Express Entry Draw – Check the updated figures
The fast-track immigration program of Canada, the Express Entry system conducts regular draws to issue invitations to apply for permanent residence. The federal department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) nominates prospective applicants from the Express Entry pool through these latest express entry draw.
The recent Canada Express Entry Draw 2023 was conducted on January 18, 2022. During this round total of 5,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued, while the cut-off score was 490CRS points.
Interested candidates may apply through one of the following programs under the Express Entry immigration system:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Provincial Nominee Program – Express Entry linked streams
The Government of Canada introduced the Express Entry system to enable skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled foreign workers to immigrate to Canada. The aim is to boost the economy as new immigrants contribute significantly to the country’s growth. Thus, candidates are invited to apply under different programs of the Express Entry system, including PNP – Express Entry aligned streams as per their eligibility.
Canada Express Entry Draw: Know the process
The Express Entry system is a point-based system (Comprehensive Ranking System), under which candidates are compared and evaluated based on certain factors and awarded points for the same, and the candidates with higher points are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada. Thus, in the Express Entry draws, the Canadian government establishes a cut-off score, depending on the Comprehensive Ranking System, and candidates scoring above the cut-off score receive an ITA.
How frequently Canada Express Entry draws are held?
Generally, the Express Entry draws are held on a bi-weekly schedule, which means about every two weeks. However, if there is a longer gap between two draws, in the successive draw, a larger number of invitations are issued. Moreover, every Express Entry draw has a tie-break date and time, and candidates have to submit their profiles before this tie-break date and time in order to be eligible to receive an ITA.
Invitation to Apply (ITA)
To start with the immigration process to Canada under the Express Entry system, the candidate must first submit an online profile in the Express Entry pool. The candidates are ranked against each other on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System, and candidates with higher points receive an invitation by IRCC to apply for permanent resident status in Canada.