On December 07, 2023, the latest Express Entry draw sent out 1,000 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘French language proficiency’ draw.
The CRS score decreased by 16 points to 470 in this draw as compared to the ‘French language proficiency’ draw of October 25, 2023.
Here are the details of the latest Express Entry Draw:
Latest Express Entry Draw – December 07, 2023
- Round of Invitation #273
- Express Entry Program: French language proficiency
- Number of invitations issued: 1,000
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,000 or above
- Date and time of round: December 07, 2023 at 16:35:25 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 470
- Tie-breaking rule: October 03, 2023 at 04:45:27 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.
Today’s draw is the second one this week. Yesterday, on December 6, the IRCC invited 4,750 candidates with a CRS score of 561 in a draw that included all programs. Yesterday’s draw was the first Express Entry draw in more than a month.
The draw before that happened on October 26, where 3,600 candidates with a CRS score of 431 were invited in a draw focused on healthcare occupations.
On November 14, the IRCC mentioned on Twitter that candidates who received ITAs in recent draws faced issues uploading their final application to the Express Entry profile builder.
A follow-up tweet two days later confirmed that the problem had been fixed, but the reason for the longer pause wasn’t provided.
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?
Express Entry Draws are regular events where candidates are invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
These draws are determined by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which evaluates candidates based on their skills, education, work history, and other factors.
Category Based Draws:
Category-based selection is a method used by the Canadian government to pick candidates for immigration based on specific qualities they possess.
For instance, they might look for people with good French language skills or experience in certain job fields lik
- Healthcare occupations
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
- Trade occupations
- Transport occupations
- Agriculture and agri-food occupations
Applicants must have at least 6 months of work experience in a qualifying occupation within the last 3 years.
These jobs are in high demand in Canada, and there aren’t enough qualified workers to fill them. This shortage is causing problems in important areas like healthcare and the supply chain.
The Immigration Minister, Marc Miller, believes that bringing in more skilled workers is essential to fix this shortage, especially since many Canadians are expected to retire soon. Canada plans to admit around 114,000 highly skilled immigrants each year until 2025.
However, there has been a slowdown in the selection process lately. The government had to reduce the number of draws because of an IT problem when they introduced new categories. They promise to make up for this and plan to have a special draw for skilled trades professionals by December.
Since June, Canada has invited over 11,000 candidates through these category-based selection rounds, but all of them were already in the Express Entry pool.
How to Apply for Express Entry?
To apply for Express Entry, candidates need to follow a two-step process:
- Submit a profile: This includes 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.