Express Entry Draw #234: CRS drops to 496

Canada invited 47250 candidates with scores of at least 496 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada Immigration on October 26, 2022.

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) did not specify a schedule for this draw from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for permanent Canadian residency.

In the previous round of invitations, IRCC invited a total of 4,250 EE candidates with a minimum CRS of 500 to apply for immigration to Canada.

What is Express Entry?

Canada’s most popular immigration programs use the online Express Entry system to manage applications. There are three programs that use Express Entry:

PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool have already qualified for one of these programs.

Express Entry uses a points-based system, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to rank candidates’ profiles. The top-scoring candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), and can then apply for permanent residency.  From there, an IRCC officer reviews their application and makes a decision. They will ask for biometrics, and may set up an interview or ask for more documents.

If the application is approved, IRCC issues a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). Approved permanent residents can then complete the landing process.

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