IRCC has conducted an All-Program draw inviting 700 candidates through the Express Entry program. To meet the eligibility requirements candidates must acquire a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 511.
Today, IRCC has announced that through the Category based selection, they will invite 1500 healthcare workers. Furthermore, IRCC will also invite candidates with work experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. This will be the first-ever category-based Express Entry Draw for STEM professionals.
The first-ever category-based Express Entry Draw was held on June 28, which invited 500 healthcare workers with a minimum CRS score of 476. The latest all-program draw in 2023 has witnessed the highest CRS score of 511, surpassing any previous draws. This score represents a notable increase from the last all-program draw held on June 27, where 4,300 candidates were invited with a minimum CRS score of 486. Furthermore, the current CRS score is 35 points higher than the required score of 476 in the category-based draw conducted on June 28.
Category Based Draws
Sean Fraser, Canada’s Immigration Minister, has announced the implementation of category-based selection draws targeting Express Entry candidates. These draws aim to attract a greater number of highly skilled professionals specializing in specific occupations that are in high demand within Canada.
The new categories under the Express Entry Programs are:
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
Agriculture and Agri-food occupations
Express Entry Program
The Express Entry Program was introduced by the Canadian Government in 2015 to tackle the skilled labor shortage in Canada. The old Canada Immigration System was slow and had a lot of backlogs. The sole purpose of the new system is to immigrate skilled professionals in a faster way. The Express Entry system has now become the most popular immigration system globally.
Express Entry System runs three of Canada’s most prominent economic immigration programs.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program
The Canadian Experience Class
The Federal Skilled Trades Program