Vimal Sivakumar - 10 May, 2023
Here are the draw results from Canada's latest Express Entry round of invitations issued on May 10, 2023.
Canada has conducted its 12th Express Entry draw of 2023, as Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 589 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to Canada with an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence (PR).
Today's Express Entry draw broke a streak of five straight all-program draws.
All-program Express Entry draws consider candidates from all three programs managed within the Express Entry application management system - the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
Today's draw saw the IRCC issue ITAs to candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 691. This CRS cut-off score is down 57 points from the last PNP-only draw conducted by IRCC on March 1 (minimum CRS score of 748).
Express Entry candidates who remain in the pool can hope for another draw in around two weeks.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is Canada's federal system for managing immigration applications from three programs - the CEC, the FSWP, and the FSTP.
Canada's federal government uses Express Entry to attract foreign skilled workers to this country by offering them PR. Through this application management system, qualified and interested international skilled workers within the candidate pool are given the opportunity to start a new life in Canada while contributing to the country both economically and socially. Canada has a well-documented need for immigration, and Express Entry draws help in the pursuit of Canada's goals for growth and development.
In order to apply for Canadian PR via Express Entry, a candidate for immigration to this country must receive an ITA. Becoming a candidate eligible for Express Entry requires a few steps before foreign skilled workers can hope to have their name drawn by IRCC. First, candidates must self-verify that they are eligible for at least one of the three programs managed under Express Entry. Next, all eligible candidates can create an online Express Entry profile with IRCC, at which time they can also review their CRS score.
All foreign skilled workers within the Express Entry candidate pool must now wait for IRCC's next Express Entry draw (formally known as IRCC's next "round of invitations"). Candidates with an eligible CRS score (above the cut-off CRS score for that particular draw) will receive an ITA and be able to submit an electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR) to IRCC for permanent resident status in Canada.
Note: ITA recipients are given 60 days to complete (starting from the day they receive an ITA).
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