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Canada Express Entry Draw #247 invites 3,500 applicants

Canada Express Entry Draw #247 invites 3,500 applicants

On April 26, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the immigration department of Canada, hosted its first Express Entry Draw for the month of April, it was #247th draw (at 18:10:04 UTC). To apply for a Canadian PR visa, immigrants were invited to participate in the Canada Express Entry draw. This Canada Express Entry draw was not for any specific program.

A total of 3,500 skilled individuals who have an active Express Entry profile were nominated and invited to participate in the most recent Express Entry draw #247. According to IRCC 230,189, immigrants had successfully submitted their profiles as of April 26, 2023. And, based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, the highest number of immigrants, i.e., 55,867 have a CRS score of 451 – 500; followed by 884 immigrants having a CRS Score between 501– 600 and 604 applicants have a CRS score between 601 – 1200.

The following information is crucial, including the number of invitations distributed and the minimum score required by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS):

Category: No program specific

  • Invitations Issued: 3,500
  • Minimum CRS Score: 483
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 22, 2023; 19:46:58 UTC

When will the next Express Entry draw be held?

It is safe to say that the Canada Express Entry holds a draw bi-weekly based on current draw statistics. The forthcoming draw will take place on May 10, 2023. This draw saw a decrease in the CRS score by 3 points whereas in the previous draw, the CRS score had gone up by five points from 481 to 486 CRS score.

How to apply for Express Entry?

Step 1: Check your eligibility

Check your eligibility for Express Entry Pathway under one of the following streams:

  • Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Express Entry Class (CEC)

To check your eligibility you need to assess your profile according to factors such as:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Work Experience
  • Language Proficiency
  • Adaptability

Step 2: Get your Education Credential Assessment (ECA) done.

You need to get your education assessment as per the Canadian Standards via one of the 7 assessing bodies that are approved by IRCC.

Step 3: Take up the Language Proficiency Test

To be eligible for Express Entry you must appear for Language Proficiency Test and at least have a score of CLB 7 in each of the 4 modules (Listening, Speaking, Writing, and Reading)

Step 4: Get your profile into the Express Entry Pool

After you are through with your ECA and language exam you need to create your Express Entry profile to get into the pool of applications.

Step 5: Receive an Invitation to apply (ITA).

If you have a CRS score that is meeting the minimum requirement of IRCC, as per the labor market needs, you will get an Invitation to Apply (ITA), where you will have 60 days to submit your PR visa application along with the set of supporting documents.

Step 6: Submit your documents and pay the application processing fees

Submit all your documents as per the documents checklist. Make sure all your documents should be proper as any falsification. Now submit your application along with the documents and Canada PR fee.

Step 7: Get Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)

Once your documents and application are reviewed by the IRCC officer you will receive a COPR request.

Step 8: Give your visa for stamping and go to Canada.

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