IRCC issued 3,500 ITAs in latest Express Entry draw on 12 April 2023

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 13/Apr/2023
latest Express Entry draw

On April 12, 2023, Canadian immigration department, i.e. IRCC held the 10th Express Entry draw of 2023, which is the 246th overall draw since the inception of the system. The IRCC invited 3,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian PR visa. After this newest EE draw, now the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued total 41,059 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa this year to Express Entry candidates.

Express Entry Draw- 12 April 2023

Find below latest EE draw result at a glance:

  • Number of Invitations Issued: 3,500
  • Minimum CRS Score Requirement: 486
  • Program Specified: All programs
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 19, 2022 11:05:24 UTC

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score or CUT OFF for this draw was 486 points, which means that the applicants who received ITAs had a CRS score of 486 or above. The CRS increased marginally this time around from 481 points which was in last, i.e. 29th March draw. However, it is still relatively low considering EE draw results in last few months. 

All program draw of EE system

In this latest draw, candidates under all categories of EE system were invited to apply, i.e. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates.

This draw shows that the IRCC continues to support immigration to Canada, and it is an tremendous opportunity for skilled workers and graduates to pursue their dreams of becoming permanent residents in the maple leaf country. The applicants who received ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for PR Canadian PR visa in this draw will have 60 days to submit their complete application for permanent residency along with all required documents to the IRCC.

For last few invitation rounds, the IRCC is constantly dropping the CUT OFF, which in turn making a significant number of express entry candidates eligible to get the Canada PR invitation. For instance, in last four draws, Canadian government has invited 24,500 candidates to apply for PR visa.

Hence, anyone who seeks to immigrate to Canada on PR visa this is the ideal time to apply for the same.

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