Canada Express Entry draw on 15 March- Record 7,000 candidates received invitation

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 16/Mar/2023

In the biggest ever all-program Express Entry draw that took place was on March 15, 2023, IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) has invited 7,000 candidates to apply for Canadian PR visa. In this draw, the Government of Canada has issued highest number of invitations to apply for permanent residency in any all-program EE draw ever. 

The minimum CRS score required to receive an invitation in this draw was 490 points. Express Entry is the is a point-based immigration system used by the Canadian government to manage applications from skilled workers who are willing to immigrate to Canada on PR (Permanent Residence) visa.

Express Entry Draw- 15 March 2023

  • Number of Invitations Issued: 7,000
  • Minimum CRS Score Requirement: 490
  • Program Specified: All Programs
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 16, 2023 10:33:06 UTC

Now, Canada has issued total 23,559 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada PR visa this year in overall 7 Express Entry draws opened until 15 March 2023. Although, the CUT OFF in the EE draws is a bit high at the moment, however, it is expected to drop in the weeks to come. So, if you have not received Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this round, don’t be disappointed. Moreover, you can also improve your express entry point score by applying to a Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and obtaining the 600 additional CRS points based on the provincial nomination received from that province.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of a candidate is calculated based on six key factors, i.e. age, education, work experience, and language proficiency in English or French, etc. Applicants with top CRS score get the invitations to apply for permanent residency in Canada from IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada).

It's essential to note that EE draws take place on a regular basis throughout the year, and the number of invitations issued and the minimum CRS score required may vary from draw to draw based on Canada's immigration and labour market needs.

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