Second Canadian Express Entry draw: 5,500 ITAs Issued Through All-Programs

by Mansi Sahai Published on 19/Jan/2023
Second Canadian Express Entry draw

In a surprise Express Entry draw held on 18th January, Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 5,500 candidates with a CRS score of 490 and above. 

In this all-program EE invitation round, IRCC invited candidates under all three programs, i.e.,

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Let's find out more about the latest round held on 18th January

Express Entry Invitation Round Results: January 18, 2023

  • Draw Date and Time: January 18, 2023 16:13:57 UTC
  • No. of ITAs Issued: 5,500
  • Minimum Score Requirement: 490
  • Tie-Breaking Rule: November 24, 2022 21:14:59 UTC

All the candidates who have received an ITA in the 18th January draw must apply for Canadian PR within 60 days’ time.

Updated Express Entry System 2023

With the introduction of new NOC System Version 2021, a few occupations are added, while a few were removed from Express Entry eligible occupations list.

16 Eligible Occupations under Express Entry

3 Ineligible Occupations under Express Entry

  1. Payroll administrators
  2. Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  3. Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates
  4. Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  5. Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
  6. Sheriffs and bailiffs
  7. Correctional service officers
  8. Bylaw enforcement and other regulatory officers
  9. Aestheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  10. Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  11. Pest controllers and fumigators
  12. Other repairers and servicers
  13. Transport truck drivers
  14. Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  15. Heavy equipment operators
  16. Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
  1. Other performers;
  2. Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness; and
  3. Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners


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