Express Entry: IRCC invites 700 candidates in surprise all-program draw

IRCC has invited 700 candidates in the recent Express Entry draw.

it was a perfect program draw and candidate Necessary minimal understandingDepth Ranking System (CRS) score 511.

The draw has come as a surprise as Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has said it will invite 1,500 health workers through a category-based selection tomorrow, July 5. In addition, it is expected that IRCC will also invite candidates with work experience in science. Technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) occupations in the first ever category-based selection Express Entry draw for STEM occupations. It remains to be seen how much of a minimum CRS score will be required for healthcare and STEM candidates.

Last week, on June 28, IRCC conducted the first ever Express Entry category-based draw, inviting 500 healthcare workers with a minimum CRS score of 476. On the same date, the IRCC announced that it would invite STEM businesses to compete category-based. Express Entry round this week.

The current CRS score of 511 is the highest seen in any all-program draw of 2023. This is significantly higher than the previous all-program draw on June 27, when 4,300 candidates were invited with a minimum CRS score of 486. This is also 35 points more than the 476 points required in the category-based draw on June 28.

category-based draw

Category-based selection draws are a new type of Express Entry draw intended to invite candidates with specific occupational fields or other sought-after qualities. There are six new categories for which candidates may be eligible:

  • Health care
  • science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professions
  • occupations such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
  • transportation
  • agriculture and agri-food
  • strong French-language proficiency

The category-based selection draw became possible in June 2022 following changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The changes give the minister of immigration the authority to invite economic immigrants based on a specific characteristic that would align with Canada’s economic priorities or promote the French language outside. of Quebec.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an application management system used by the IRCC to select candidates for permanent residency based on their Comprehensive Ranking System score. CRS evaluates candidates on the basis of work experience, occupation, language ability, education, age and other attributes. When an eligible Express Entry candidate uploads their profile on the IRCC website, they are assigned a CRS score based on these factors and ranked with other candidates. Candidates with the highest marks are most likely to receive Invitation to Apply (ITA).

There are three programs administered by Express Entry: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Eligibility requirements are different for each program, but they are assessed using the same system.


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