IRCC held a new PNP-targeted Express Entry draw
On October 24, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new PNP-targeted Express Entry draw and issued 1,548 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the fifth PNP-targeted Express Entry draw of the year.
Details of the new PNP-targeted Express Entry draw
In round #269, IRCC issued 1,548 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates, the cut-off score was 776 points, 85 points more than in the previous PNP-targeted Express Entry draw.
The tie-breaking rule for this round was July 7, 2023, at 07:28:57 UTC.
As of October 23, 2023, there were 214,873 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. In 2023, Canada issued 91,321 invitations through the regular Express Entry draws.
Canada has held the following Express Entry draws this year:
- 17 all-program draws.
- Five PNP draws.
- Four draws targeted at French speakers.
- Two draws targeted at healthcare occupations.
- One draw targeted at STEM occupations
- One draw targeted at skilled trades.
- One draw targeted at Federal Skilled Worker candidates.
- One draw targeted transport jobs.
- One draw targeted agriculture and agri-food occupations.
About the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
Most Express Entry profile submissions in 2022 were made by people with CRS scores between 301 and 500. The CRS serves as a basis for the Express Entry application management system. A CRS score is made up of two parts: core points and bonus points.
These criteria help in assessing an applicant’s probability of success in the Canadian employment market. A candidate’s maximum CRS score is 1,200 points – 600 points for the core component and 600 points for the bonus points component. All information submitted at the profile submission stage to generate a CRS score is self-reported and must be backed with sufficient proof from the candidate at the application stage, or the application may be declined.
The person’s human capital is assessed under the core points by the attributes such as:
- official language proficiency, and
- work experience.
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