The Express Entry latest draw on April 26, 2023, invited 3,500 eligible candidates with a minimum CRS score of 483. This draw included candidates from the CEC, FSWP, and FSTP programs.
It’s interesting to note that the previous draws invited a higher number of candidates, with 7,000 invitations issued each time. Additionally, the CRS cut-off score for the March 29 draw dropped to 481, which is the lowest it has been since December 2020. This indicates that there may be a slightly less competitive environment for candidates applying for Canada PR Visa.
It’s important to keep in mind that the CRS score is calculated based on factors such as age, education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors. These factors may vary depending on the individual candidate’s profile, which can ultimately affect their chances of receiving an ITA.
As of April 26, 2023, the Express Entry Pool managed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) contains 230,189 candidates. This pool includes candidates from the three primary economic immigration programs managed through the Express Entry system.
Predicting exactly when the CRS score will drop below 470 is difficult, as it depends on a variety of factors such as the number of candidates entering the pool, the number of candidates with high CRS scores, and the number of candidates receiving ITAs. However, based on the information you provided, we can estimate how long it may take for the CRS score to drop below 470.
Currently, there are 230,189 candidates in the Express Entry pool, and assuming there will be one draw every two weeks with a draw size of 3,500, approximately 7,000 candidates will receive ITAs per month. Based on this, it -would take approximately 33 weeks or 7-8 months for the CRS score to drop below 470. However, this is just an estimate and the actual time frame could be shorter or longer depending on various factors.
5 Non-Traditional Methods to Enhance Your CRS Score
In the Canadian immigration process, a low Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score can limit an individual’s chances of receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada through Express Entry.
However, there are several alternative pathways available to increase one’s CRS score and improve the chances of receiving an ITA. Here are five options to consider in 2023:
1. Provincial Programs
Applying for a Provincial Nomination Program can significantly increase the chances of receiving an ITA. With an enhanced nomination, candidates can gain an additional 600 points on their CRS score, guaranteeing an ITA for permanent residency. Those seeking immigration should explore the eligibility requirements for each province and territory to select a program that suits their profile.
Obtaining a job offer from a Canadian employer with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) can expedite the immigration process. Candidates can enter Canada with a work permit and gain valuable work experience to increase their CRS score, making them eligible to apply for permanent residency. It’s recommended that candidates should begin their job search early and research potential employers.
Getting a Canadian Study Permit Visa is a popular option for those with low CRS scores. Upon completion of their studies, individuals can apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) and gain work experience in Canada. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) under Express Entry provides a pathway to permanent residency for individuals with Canadian work experience. It’s crucial to select a program that aligns with your career goals and interests.
While on a visitor visa, individuals can search for employment opportunities in Canada. They can obtain a work permit through a Canadian company eligible to hire foreign workers. Alternatively, personal connections can be leveraged to find work opportunities in Canada. It’s essential to understand the work permit requirements and eligibility criteria for each category.
Being proficient in the French language can earn up to 50 additional CRS points, particularly beneficial for those with scores ranging from 450 to 470. The Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023–2025 has set aside over 4% of the immigration quota for Francophone immigration, making French language skills a valuable asset for Express Entry candidates. Individuals can explore language courses and resources to improve their proficiency.
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