IRCC held the fifteenth Express Entry Draw 2023, the second this month.
IRCC has held the fifteenth Express Entry Draw 2023, inviting 4300 candidates in the all-program draw. The candidates must have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486. This was the second draw this month. The first express entry draw was held on June 8, which invited 4800 candidates in the all-program draw that required the candidates to have a minimum CRS cut-off score of 486.
Since Canada was facing a skilled labor shortage and the old Canada PR application system was slow and had a lot of backlogs, the Canadian government introduced Express Entry in January 2015. 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
Earlier on May 31, IRCC announced that in the summer it would begin holding draws for Express Entry Candidates who fall into six new categories. 82 occupations are now eligible for this category-based selection. Have a look at the new categories:
- Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
- Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
- Agriculture and agri-food
- Strong French-speaking abilities
Express Entry Candidates with either required work or language experience in selected occupations under these categories will receive an invitation to apply (ITA). Healthcare occupations dominate the overall occupations eligible for category-based selection. Science, Technology Engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations are the other major occupations that also make up a large share of the category.