In the latest Canada Express Entry draw held on August 01, 2023, a total of 2,000 candidates were issued invitations to apply for permanent residency. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to be invited was 517 points or above. This draw saw an increase in the CRS cut-off compared to previous draws in the month of July, indicating continued competitiveness in the Express Entry system.
|Date||Category||Total ITAs||Minimum CRS Required|
|August 01, 2023||No Program Specified||2,000||517|
|July 12, 2023||French language proficiency (2023-1)||3,800||375|
|July 11, 2023||No Program Specified||800||505|
|July 7, 2023||French language proficiency (2023-1)||2,300||439|
|July 6, 2023||Healthcare occupations (2023-1)||1,500||463|
|July 5, 2023||STEM occupations (2023-1)||500||486|
|July 4, 2023||No Program Specified||700||511|
As shown in the table, the draw on August 01, 2023, invited 2,000 candidates under the No Program Specified category, and the CRS cut-off score was set at 517 points. This indicates that candidates with a CRS score of 517 or above were invited to apply for permanent residency.
The tie-breaking rule used for this draw was June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 UTC. In cases where multiple candidates had the same CRS score, the cut-off was based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. This tie-breaking rule ensures that the process remains fair and transparent.
It is important to note that the Express Entry system remains a popular and competitive immigration pathway for skilled foreign workers seeking to make Canada their permanent home. Candidates with higher CRS scores and qualifications continue to have a better chance of receiving an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
Candidates who have received an invitation to apply in the latest draw now have the opportunity to submit their applications for permanent residency. Once approved, they and their families can begin their journey to Canada, contributing to the nation’s diverse and thriving communities.