Latest Category-based express entry draw: IRCC invites 500 candidates with French language proficiency.

Latest Category-based express entry draw

Yesterday, on 27 September, IRCC issued an invitation to apply in a new category-based express entry draw. The draw invited 500 candidates with French language proficiency. The minimum CRS score required for eligibility was 472.

The last express entry draw was held on 26 September and invited 3,000 candidates in an all-program draw with a minimum CRS score requirement of 504.

This month witnessed other draws including the first-ever category-based draw for transport occupations and an all-program draw.

Express Entry Draws in August 2023

Three draws were held in August 2023 and invited a total of 4300 candidates over various categories.

Express Entry Program

Express Entry (EE) is an online system for immigration applications, providing individuals the opportunity to submit their profiles for consideration as skilled immigrants. The selection process prioritizes candidates with the highest rankings, who are subsequently invited to apply for permanent residency. 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.

Category-Based Express Entry Draw

Sean Fraser, Canada’s former Immigration Minister, has announced the implementation of category-based express entry draw 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 categories under the Express Entry Programs are:

  • Healthcare occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and Agri-food occupations
  • French-language proficiency

IRCC reviews these categories each year and may change them in the next year.

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