The Canadian Express Entry system continues to provide exciting opportunities for individuals seeking permanent residency in Canada. In the latest Express Entry draw, held on June 28, 2023, a total of 500 candidates received invitations to apply. This is the sixteenth Express Entry Draw of 2023. Let’s dive into the details of this draw:
Latest Express Entry Draw, June 28, 2023
- Express Entry Program: 35 Healthcare Occupations
- Number of invitations issued: 500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 500 or above
- Date and time of round: June 28, 2023, 14:04:34 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 476
- Tie-breaking rule: November 12, 2022, 12:47:27 UTC
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of June 28, 2023
|Draw #||Date||Immigration Program||Invitations Issued||CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate Invited|
|250||June 8, 2023||No Program Specified||4,800||486|
|249||May 24, 2023||No Program Specified||4,800||488|
|248||May 10, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||589||691|
|247||April 26, 2023||No Program Specified||3,500||483|
|246||April 12, 2023||No Program Specified||3,500||486|
|245||March 29, 2023||No Program Specified||7,000||481|
|244||March 23, 2023||No Program Specified||7,000||484|
|243||March 15, 2023||No Program Specified||7,000||490|
|242||March 1, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||667||748|
|241||February 15, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||699||791|
|240||February 2, 2023||Federal Skilled Worker||3,300||489|
|239||February 1, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||893||733|
|238||January 18, 2023||No Program Specified||5,500||490|
|237||January 11, 2023||No Program Specified||5,500||507|
What are Express Entry Draws?
Express Entry draws are held regularly, inviting candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
The draws are based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which ranks candidates according to their skills, education, work experience, and other factors.
Canada has introduced category-based selections within the Express Entry system. These selections aim to prioritize candidates with specific skills, training, or language abilities.
The eligible categories include healthcare, STEM professions, trades, transport, and agriculture. Applicants must demonstrate at least 6 months of work experience in a qualifying occupation within the last 3 years.
How to Apply for Express Entry
The Express Entry application process consists of two steps:
- Submitting the profile with required documents such as language test results, educational credentials, and passport or travel documentation.
- If invited to apply, submit a complete application with supporting documents like reference letters, identity documents, police clearance certificates, and medical examination results.
The processing times for different application types within the Express Entry system can vary, with Canadian Experience Class (CEC) currently taking around 4 months and Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) around 24 months.
Prediction of Next Express Entry Draw 2023
The Express Entry draws have seen a mix of all-program draws and program-specific draws in recent times. The frequency and timing of the draws have been irregular, with some weekly draws held in the past.
While most draws have been on Wednesdays, there have been exceptions like draws held on other weekdays.
The next Express Entry draw is anticipated to be held on July 11-13, 2023, between 12-4 pm EST.
Predicted CRS cut-off scores
Predicted CRS cut-off scores vary for different programs:
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): 680
- No Program Specified: 483
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW): 489
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 480
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