The IRCC’s new express entry draw is out, and it has selected 3725 applicants in the latest round of all program draws. The Minimum Comprehensive ranking system score was set at 500
The key highlights of the Draw –
This Draw comes after three consecutive draws in September – September 25, September 26, and September 27. The first Draw invited 3,000 applicants with a CRS score 504 in the all-program draw. The second Draw of September 27 invited 500 candidates in an Express entry category-based draw for French-speaking proficiency with a minimum CRS of 472, and the third Draw was on September 28 and invited 600 candidates with a minimum CRS of 354 in agriculture and agri-food occupations. This is the first Category-based Draw for Agriculture.
|28th September||600||354 (Agriculture and agri-food occupations)|
|27th September||500||472 (French Language )|
|20th September||1000||435 (Transport Occupations)|
|3rd August||1500||388 (trade occupations)|
|2nd August||800||435 (French Proficiency)|
|12th July||800||375 (French language proficiency)|
|7th July||2300||439 (French language proficiency)|
|6th July||1500||463 (Healthcare occupations)|
|5th July||500||486 (STEM occupations)|
|28th June||500||476 (Healthcare occupations)|
|10th May||589||691 ( PNP)|
|1st March||667||748 (PNP)|
|2nd February||3300||489 (Foreign Skilled Worker Program)|
|1st February||893||733 (PNP)|
The annual report of the IRCC has been released on express entry, and it has found that there were 24 Express Entry draws in 2022 as per, which 46,539 ITAs were issued. This is 59% fewer ITAs than in 2021 (114,431).
This could be because of the break in the Express Entry draws for Federal High Skilled programs between September 2021 and July 2022.
A large number of invites were issued to applicants in the Provincial Nominee Program (19,258) and the Canadian Experience Class (18,895) in 2022. It was only 8,386 ITAs for the Federal Skilled Worker Program and no ITAs for the Federal Skilled Trades Program in 2022.
The most common occupations that received the ITAs were information systems and Food service supervisors and cooks.
What is Express Entry category-based selection?
To meet the expected labor market demand, the Canadian Government has started the categorical selection of applicants under the express entry program, and it will include the occupations that are in high demand in Canada. In 2023 there are six such occupations, and they are -
• STEM professions;
• Agriculture and agri-food; and
• Strong French abilities
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