On August 15, 2023, IRCC released the latest Express Entry draw results, and invited 4,300 candidates under an all-program draw. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) required for eligibility stood at 496. The candidates from the CEC, FSWP, and FSTP programs were included in this Express Entry Latest Draw.
Prior to this on the 1st of August, IRCC conducted an extensive all-program Express Entry draw inviting 2000 candidates and with a minimum CRS of 517. The occurrence of this draw has instilled hope among applicants falling under the General Express Entry, particularly those who did not qualify for Targeted Express Entry Draws.
Canada Express Entry Draw August 15, 2023 Results:
The draws reveal a dynamic landscape of CRS score requirements. While some draws focus on specific categories like French speakers, healthcare professionals, or STEM workers, others encompass a broader pool. The fluctuations in minimum CRS scores indicate IRCC’s evolving approach to selecting candidates, with scores ranging from as low as 375 to as high as 517. These draws reflect a strategic effort to address diverse labor needs and promote various fields while maintaining the competitiveness of the Express Entry system.
Category-Based Express Entry
The category-based selection draws within the Express Entry system to introduce a novel approach to targeting candidates with specific occupational expertise and sought-after skills. These draws aim to align with Canada’s economic goals and are characterized by the inclusion of six distinct categories that offer eligibility for consideration:
These categories span French-language proficiency, healthcare occupations, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) professions, trade occupations, transport occupations, and agriculture and agri-food occupations.
Opt for a Canadian Study Permit Visa that provides opportunities for work experience through the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program. This path can lead to permanent residency via the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Attain proficiency in the French language to boost your CRS score by up to 50 points. Being a French-speaking candidate provides advantages in Targeted Express Entry Draws and opens doors to increased permanent residency opportunities for Francophone immigrants.
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