The CRS score decreased by 32 points to 431 in this draw as compared to the Express Entry draw of July 6, 2023.
Latest Express Entry Draw – October 26, 2023
- Round of Invitation #271
- Express Entry Program: Healthcare Occupations
- Number of invitations issued: 3,600
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,600 or above
- Date and time of round: October 26, 2023 at 13:28:39 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 431
- Tie-breaking rule: May 24, 2023 at 19:47:51 UTC
Tie-breaking rule: When multiple candidates have the same lowest score, the cut-off is determined by the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
In 35 Express Entry draws Canada has issued a total of 95,221 invitations to apply. Among these, 70,625 ITAs were issued during rounds where no specific program was specified.
On October 24, 2023, the latest Express Entry draw sent out 1,548 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)’ draw.
These invitations were specifically for candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) category. The lowest-ranked candidate in this draw had a CRS score of 776.
After May 10, 2023, IRCC held a PNP-only Express Entry draw. The CRS score increased by 85 points compared to the May 10 draw, making it more competitive for immigration candidates.
Click here to see the updated list of 100 professions that, as of September 8, 2023, are eligible to receive an additional 50 CRS points for a qualification certificate, as per the IRCC.
On October 10, 2023, IRCC sent out 3,725 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘no program specified’ draw. In this draw, the CRS score dropped by 4 points to 500, compared to the draw on September 28, 2023.
The IRCC had its first draw for skilled trades. This was focused on 10 specific jobs, and the lowest score required was 388.
Moreover, Canada issued a total of 8,300 PR invitations in various Express Entry draws during the month of September 2023.
CRS Score of Express Entry Draws 2023
All profiles are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which gives each candidate a score out of 1200 points. The higher the score, the better your ranking.
Express Entry Draws 2023
What are Express Entry Draws?
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.
Express Entry Rounds of Invitations
Canada’s Immigration Department (IRCC) uses a points system called the CRS score calculator to rank potential candidates in a pool. During an Express Entry invitation round, IRCC:
- Chooses the type of selection,
- Decides how many candidates to invite,
- Identifies the candidates with the highest scores, and
- Invites them to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Different Types of Rounds of Invitations
Throughout the year, IRCC conducts various types of invitation rounds.
During general invitation rounds, IRCC invites the highest-ranking candidates from the pool who are eligible for one of the three programs under Express Entry: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
In program-specific invitation rounds, IRCC invites the top-ranking candidates eligible for a particular Express Entry program linked to a Provincial Nominee Program.
For category-based Express Entry draws, Former Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, defines a category aimed at achieving a specific economic objective. IRCC then invites the highest-ranking candidates from the pool who qualify for the targeted category.
On May 31st, 2023, Former Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced an exciting development in Canada’s immigration system—introducing category-based selection draws for Express Entry candidates.
These are designed to bring in skilled workers in high-demand sectors, benefiting both the economy and newcomers. There are six categories, each focusing on specific attributes:
- French-Language Proficiency: If you’re strong in French, this category is for you. It also aims to promote Francophone immigration to non-Quebec regions.
- Healthcare: For those with experience in healthcare occupations.
- STEM Professions: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics specialists are in demand.
- Trades: If you’re a carpenter, plumber, or contractor, this category is worth exploring.
- Transport: Occupations in this field have a spot too.
- Agriculture and Agri-Food: For those with experience in this vital sector.
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.
|Program||Processing Time||Change From Last Week|
|Canadian Experience Class (CEC)||5 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)||6 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)||(Not updated by IRCC since March 1 as there could be no application in processing for FSTP as of now)||No Change|
|Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry||8 months||No Change|