Canada invites 3,500 candidate yet again in new Express Entry draw
The newest draw of federal Express Entry System opened on 26 April 2023 saw the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issue 3,500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian PR Visa. This all-program EE draw had a CRS score cut-off of 483 points, which is lower than the previous draw's cut-off score of 486 points.
The CRS score cut-off has been falling consistently in the recent draws, shows that the IRCC is trying to invite more candidates to apply for Canadian PR (Permanent Residence) visa. This new EE draw marks the 11th Express Entry draw of the year, and the total number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued by the IRCC for Canadian PR visa in 2023 has now reached 44,559.
Express Entry Draw- 26 April 2023
Find below latest EE draw result at a glance:
- Number of Invitations Issued: 3,500
- Minimum CRS Score Requirement: 483
- Program Specified: All programs
- Tie-breaking rule: April 22, 2023 19:46:58 UTC
Express Entry System
Federal Express Entry System is a point-based immigration program of Canada that assesses the eligibility of registered applicants based on some key factors, i.e. age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other selection factors. The candidates with the top CRS scores get the ITAs in the periodic EE draws.
With the cut-off dropping in the EE draws consistently, more candidates have a chance of getting an ITA in the upcoming Express Entry draws. However, fulfilling the eligibility criteria and having a high enough CRS score is crucial to get an ITA for Canadian PR visa.
The EE system is the fastest pathway to get the PR (Permanent Residence) visa in Canada. The IRCC (Immigration Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) claims to process the complete Canada PR application received from the applicants within six months. If you aspire to get permanent residency in Canada through EE system or a Canadian Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), year 2023 is the best time to apply for the same.