It is the seventh Express entry program draw of 2023. IRCC has invited 7000 applicants with the minimum required Comprehensive ranking system score of 490 points. It means all those applicants who scored more than 490 or exactly 490 points are selected for relocation.

This is the highest number of applicants invited in a single draw. The last all-program express entry draw was conducted on January 18 and selected 5,500 applicants.

Largest Express Entry Draw in Canada

The Key Highlights of the EE draw –

  • ITA - 7000
  • CRS  - 490

Express Entry is the most favorable program for skilled worker's immigration. There are three subcategories in the program, and the applicant can apply through any of them - the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

With this latest draw, the pattern of the Express entry draws has been broken as since the past two weeks, there were only specific program draws that were conducted. There have been four specific draws in the past – three were only PNP draws and one FSWP draw. The last draw was a PNP-only draw, which invited 697 applicants on March 1

Before 2023, All express Entry draws between July and November 2022 were all program draws, and they all invited over 1000 applicants in every draw, with the CRS score seeing a decline.

IRCC has released 2021 Express Entry data

As per the recent report, the year 2021 is recorded to be a unique year. Starting with Corona virus, the draws stopped in 2020, and they didn't continue till Sep 2021/ the draws conducted during this time were PNP and CEC specific draws only. There were no ITAs issued to FSWP or FSTP applicants in the 42 draws.

In 2021 there, 114,431 ITAs were issued with no all-program draw. The main applicants were from five nationalities - Canada, India, Nigeria, the USA, and China.


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