Canada invited 700 candidates in the new all-program Express Entry draw
On July 4, 2023, IRCC issued 700 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the new all-program Express Entry draw. In this draw, IRCC invited candidates under all immigration programs.
In round #253, the cut-off score was 511 points, 25 points more than in the previous all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was July 1, 2023, at 09:31:32 UTC.
As of July 4, 2023, there are 214,529 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 5,474 fewer than in the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 60,248 ITAs through the seventeenth Express Entry draws.
The cutoff is determined based on the date and time that candidates submitted their Express Entry profiles if more than one candidate gets the lowest score. The CRS score of 511 is the highest ever recorded in a 2023 all-program draw.
This was the month of July’s initial invitation round. IRCC had earlier announced that it would invite 1,500 Healthcare workers via the category-based selection on July 5, 2023, thus the Express Entry draw on July 4th comes as a surprise as well.
Express Entry Category-based Draws
The Government of Canada launched a category-based selection for Express Entry, allowing IRCC to invite prospective permanent residents with specific skills, training, or language ability.
This year, invitations will focus on candidates with strong French language proficiency or experience in:
- STEM professions,
- agriculture, and
Category-based selection supports Canada’s commitment to welcoming skilled workers into communities nationwide. Click here to continue reading…
Full List of STEM Occupations to be Targeted
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