On September 27, 2023, the latest Express Entry draw sent out 500 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘French language proficiency’ draw.
The CRS score increased by 37 points to 472 in this draw as compared to the Express Entry draw of August 2, 2023.
Here are the details of the latest Express Entry Draw:
Latest Express Entry Draw, September 27, 2023
- Round of Invitation #266
- Express Entry Program: French language proficiency
- Number of invitations issued: 500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 500 or above
- Date and time of round: September 27, 2023 at 14:17:04 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 472
- Tie-breaking rule: August 16, 2023 at 09:00:14 UTC
Yesterday, On September 26, 2023, the IRCC sent out 3,000 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘no program specified’ draw.
CRS Score of Express Entry Draws 2023
Express Entry Draws 2023
|Draw Date||Program||ITAs||CRS cut off|
|Sep 27||French Language|
|Sep 26||All Programs||3000||504|
|Sep 20||Transport Occupations||1000||435|
|Sep 19||All Programs||3200||531|
|Aug 15||All Programs||4300||496|
|Aug 3||10 Skilled Trades||1500||388|
|Aug 2||French Language|
|Aug 1||No Program|
|July 12||French Language|
|July 11||No Program|
|July 7||French Language|
|July 6||35 Healthcare|
|July 4||No Program|
|June 28||35 Healthcare|
|June 27||No Program|
|June 8||No Program|
|May 24||No Program|
|May 10||PNP Candidates||589||691|
|April 26||No Program|
|April 12||No Program|
|March 29||No Program|
|March 23||No Program|
|March 15||No Program|
|Jan 18||No Program|
|Jan 11||No Program|
Is my CRS score still important?
According to the IRCC, during category-based invitation rounds, candidates in the Express Entry pool who meet the category requirements will be ranked, and those with the highest rankings will be invited to apply for permanent residence.
Just like in a standard draw, eligible candidates will be ordered based on their CRS score. So, those with higher scores are still more likely to get an invitation.
Moreover, the IRCC will keep having regular all-program or program-specific draws. So, maintaining a high CRS score remains important to be considered for these draws. Although the CRS score cut offs are expected to be higher than what we are used to, if IRCC continues to give small amounts of Invitations in All Program Draws.
|Program||Processing Time||Change From Last Week|
|Canadian Experience Class (CEC)||5 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)||6 months||+1 Month|
|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||-1 Month|