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Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3,200 Candidates in Unspecified Draw

Latest Express Entry Draw invites 3,200 Candidates in Unspecified Draw

On September 19th, at 15:04:11 UTC, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the 263rd Canada Express Entry draw. This event extended invitations to potential immigrants seeking to apply for a Canadian PR visa through the Express Entry system. Notably, this draw did not target a specific immigration program.

In this recent draw (#263), a total of 3,200 skilled applicants were chosen from the pool of individuals with active Express Entry profiles. These selected candidates belonged to any of the three Canada Express Entry categories:

As of September 19th, 2023, IRCC reported that 216,035 immigrants had successfully submitted their profiles. The selection process was based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, with the highest number of immigrants (58,838 individuals) possessing a CRS score ranging from 451 to 500. Additionally, 3,091 immigrants held a CRS score between 501 and 600, while 2,637 applicants had a CRS score between 601 and 1200.

It’s essential to note the specific details, such as the number of invitations issued and the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required.

  • Category: No program specific
  • Total number of invitations sent: 3200
  • Date of Draw: 19th September, 2023, 15:04:11 UTC
  • Minimum CRS Score: 531Tie-breaking rule: September 12th, 2023 at 12:16:31 UTC

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How to Apply for Canada Express Entry: A Step-by-Step Guide

Canada’s Express Entry system simplifies the immigration process for three primary economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Here’s a straightforward breakdown of the criteria and steps to follow:

Step 1: Check Eligibility

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): Ensure you have at least one year of continuous full-time or equivalent part-time work experience in a skilled occupation (NOC skill level 0, A, or B) within the last decade. Meet minimum language requirements and have sufficient settlement funds.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): Confirm you possess at least two years of full-time work experience (or equivalent part-time) in a skilled trade within the last five years. Additionally, secure a valid job offer or certification in your trade from a Canadian authority.
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): Make sure you have one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the past three years and meet language requirements for your job.

Step 2: Language Proficiency

  • Undergo an approved language test (English or French) recognized by IRCC to demonstrate your language proficiency. Your test results influence your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

Step 3: Educational Credentials

  • Have your foreign educational qualifications assessed and obtain an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) report if you’re applying under the FSWP.

Step 4: Create an Express Entry Profile

  • Eligible candidates must create an online Express Entry profile, providing details about their work history, education, language skills, and more.

Step 5: Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score

  • Based on factors like age, education, work experience, and language proficiency, each candidate receives a CRS score.

Step 6: Invitation to Apply (ITA)

  • IRCC periodically conducts Express Entry draws, issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates with the highest CRS scores in the pool. ITA recipients can apply for permanent residency.

Step 7: Permanent Residency Application

  • ITA recipients have 60 days to submit their permanent residency applications, including all required documents and fees.

Step 8: Medical and Security Checks

  • Applicants and their family members must undergo medical examinations and security background checks as part of the application process.

Step 9: Final Decision and Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR)

  • If your application is approved, you’ll receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). You must enter Canada before the COPR’s expiration date.
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