IRCC invited 4,800 candidates through the all-program Express Entry draw round 250

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Express Entry draw round 250

On June 8, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under Express Entry draw round 250. In this draw, IRCC continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs. 

In round #250, the cut-off score was 486 points, two points fewer than in the previous all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was May 19, 2023, at 14:04:00 UTC. 

As of June 8, 2023, there are 222,166 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 4,676 fewer than in the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 54,748 ITAs through fourteen Express Entry draws.

Overview of the Latest Express Entry draw round #250

The IRCC issued 4,800 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian PR visas in this latest Express entry draw #250 to applicants who received a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 486 points or above across all categories. In this particular draw, there is exactly the same number of ITAs, however, the CRS score fell slightly by two points, from 488 to 486. In the first half of this year, the IRCC sent out more than 50,000 invitations, which provides hope for those seeking permanent residency in Canada.

Date EE draw Category No of ITAs CRS Tie-breaking role
June 8, 2023 All Programs 4800 486 May 19, 2023, 14:04:00 UTC 

This round of invites was open to applicants from all programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Programme (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Programme (PNP).


Express Entry Category Base Selection

Candidates who are eligible for a certain category assigned by the Minister to accomplish a specific economic seek are invited in category-based rounds of invites. Candidates are asked to submit an application for permanent residency based on criteria like:

  • communication skills in a specific official language.
  • a specific Training, Education, Experience, work experience and 
  • Responsibilities (TEER) category of the National Occupational Classification (NOC)
  • Education

Top candidates who can assist in achieving these particular economic goals are invited in category-based rounds, which complement general and program-specific rounds.

On May 31, 2023, Canada’s immigration minister, Sean Fraser, announced the start of Category-based Selections for the federal Express Entry System. Category-based Express entrance drawings for 2023r will prioritize inviting applicants who have Work experience in the below fields:

  • Language proficiency in French
  • healthcare professions
  • Jobs in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math)
  • trade occupations
  • jobs in transport
  • Careers in agriculture and agri-food

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