Canada invited 2,000 candidates in the recent all-program Express Entry draw

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all-program Express Entry draw

On August 1, 2023, IRCC issued 2,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the recent all-program Express Entry draw. In this draw, IRCC invited candidates under all immigration programs. 

In round #259, the cut-off score was 517 points, 12 points more than in the previous all-program draw. 

The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 UTC. 

As of August 1, 2023, there are 211,529 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 2,266 more than in the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 71,148 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.

Overview of the most recent all-program Express Entry draws

On July 12, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for Francophone candidates, selecting candidates for French language proficiency. 

In round #258, IRCC issued 3,800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to qualified candidates.  

This round had the lowest cut-off score – 375, 64 points fewer than the previous draw for this category. 

The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 15, 2023, at 23:49:05 UTC. 

800 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 505 were invited to an all-program draw on July 11. Click here to read more about July, 11 and 12th draws 

For the first time in Express Entry’s history, ITAs were issued on four consecutive days during the first full week of July. 

An unexpected all-program draw on July 4 resulted in the invitation of 700 candidates. They required a CRS minimum of 511, the highest CRS score of any all-program draw in 2023 so far away.

In accordance with previously announced plans, the IRCC performed a category-based selection draw on July 5 for applicants with experience in STEM occupations. Since the categories for the category-based selection draw were announced on May 31, this was the first draw for STEM candidates. 500 applicants with a minimum CRS score of 486 were invited by IRCC. Click here to read more about Express Entry category-based draws.

Full List of STEM Occupations


How to immigrate through Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online system for managing immigration applications from skilled workers to Canada. Through Express Entry, three immigration programs are managed: 

  1. Canadian Experience Class: For skilled workers with Canadian work experience, work experience must have been gained during the three years preceding your application.
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program: For skilled individuals with international work experience, education, and other criteria must be met.
  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program: for skilled individuals who have a valid employment offer or a certificate of qualification in a skilled trade. 

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