How Canada’s Express Entry System Expected to Change in 2023?

by Mansi Sahai Published on 24/Nov/2022
How Canada’s Express Entry System Expected to Change in 2023?

With the introduction of Canada's latest immigration levels plan 2023-2025, updated NOC 2021 Version 1.0, and the Bill C-19, people are looking forward to how Canada immigration will shape in 2023.


As we know, Express Entry is an online application management system designed by the government of Canada to accept, organize and process permanent residence applications from skilled foreign nationals who wish to immigrate to Canada.

The EE system manages three key federal economic programs, including:

·        Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

·        Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

·        Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Changes introduced to the Federal Express Entry System of Canada

Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced to start conducting targeted Express Entry draws from early 2023 to help country better fill specific labour market shortages by inviting applicants with specific, in-demand skills.

While, the newly passed Bill C-19 will provide a desired framework for conducting such targeted EE draws by issuing invitations based on groupings. This will altogether allow IRCC to specifically target applicants based on their occupation, education or language to meet specific labour market gaps.

According to Canada's Immigration Minister, Hon. Sean Fraser, the targeted Express Entry all program draws will help Canada sufficiently meet its immigration goals by bringing in foreign workers who are aligning well with in-demand skills and work experience.

Though the exact groupings are not yet confirmed by IRCC; it's most likely to be done on the basis of key factors like candidate's work experience, educational level, or language proficiency. For instance, there could be you a round of draws exclusively for French speakers, or for candidates with work experience in any specific in demand occupation.

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025

In a span of 3 years, Canada is aiming to welcome 465,000 new comers as permanent residents in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025.

With the introduction of its latest immigration levels plan, IRCC has clearly outlined the importance of immigration in helping Canada address its labour shortages in sectors like, health care, manufacturing, skilled trades, and technology.


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