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Canada’s latest  Express  Entry  Draw invited 3000 applicants

The IRCC conducted the latest express entry draw on September 27th, 2023, in which it invited 3000 applicants.  It was a program draw with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 504 points.

The Key Highlights of the Draw 

  • ITA – 3000 ( All program)
  • CRS score - 504

This draw came earlier than expected, as there have been multiple draw rounds in the last week. On September 19th, an all-program draw was conducted in which 3200 candidates were selected by the IRCC. Then, the next day, the IRCC conducted the category-based draw in which 1000 candidates were selected, and the category of selection was the transport occupation.

The Express Entry draws  2023

Date ITA CRS Score
27th September 3000 504
20th September 1000 435 (Transport Occupations)
19th September 3200 531
15th August 4300 496
3rd August 1500 388 (trade occupations)
2nd August 800 435 (French Proficiency)
1st August 517 2000
12th July 3800 375 (French language proficiency)
11th July 800 505
7th July 2300 439 (French language proficiency)
6th July 1500 463 (Healthcare occupations)
5th July 500 486 (STEM occupations)
4th July 700 511
28th June 500 476 (Healthcare occupations)
27th June 4300 486
8th June 4800 486
24th May 4800 488
10th May 589 691 (PNP)
26th April 3500 483
12th  April 3500 486
29th March 7000 481
23rd March 7000 484
15th March 7000 490
1st March 667 748 (PNP)
15th February 699 791
2nd February 3300 489 (Foreign Skilled Worker Program)
1st February 893 733 (PNP)
18th January 5500 490
11th January 5500 507


What is Express Entry category-based selection?

In May, the IRCC announced that it would conduct draws in certain specific categories to select applicants in occupations where there is a high demand for labour. These occupations are expected to strengthen the economy and promote the French language outside of Quebec.

The six new categories  which are in demand in  2023 are – 


  • Healthcare
  • STEM professions
  • Trades
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • French language abilities.

The first category-based draw of 2023 was conducted on June 28, and it was in the healthcare category. Till now, there have been draws conducted in each category except in Agriculture and agri-food. 

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry program is the most convenient way to move to Canada for a skilled worker. It allows immigration in the fastest way possible with six to eight months of processing. The section of the applicants is points-based, and those who meet the minimum CRS score are given the ITAs. 
The three sub-categories under this program are - the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The applicant can apply through any of the three categories provided they meet the eligibility requirements.

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