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On January 11, 2023, Canada announced Express Entry Latest Draw results, in which IRCC issued 5,500 invitations to the candidates. It is the first Express Entry Draw since November 23.

In this draw, the latest cut-off score was 507, which increased by 16 points. The candidates were invited from all three Express Entry categories, including Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

Around 243,255 Express Entry Profiles are in the pool as of January 11, 2023.

The Latest Canada Express Entry Draw Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #238
  • Draw Date:  January 11, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 507
  • No. of invitations: 5,500
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 06, 2022

The Latest Express Entry Pool Breakdown

This is the pool breakdown after the latest Express Entry Draw as of January 11, 2023.

Express Entry Pool Breakdown Jan 11, 2023

Will CRS Score Come Below 470 in 2023?

Over the last couple of months, the CRS score has dropped from 557 to 490. This indicates that the backlog is getting clear gradually. It is difficult to predict if more candidates will enter the pool with scores above 500. In that case, most of the invitations will be received by the high-scoring candidates keeping the score high for a few more months.

Since Bill C19 will be implemented by March 2023, these numbers will improve after the coming months as many candidates will get invitations through the targeted draws.

If we take the worst-case scenario, the CRS Scores will come below 470 after July 2023, most probably in October or November.

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5 Alternative Options for Low-CRS Candidates

These are the five ways to immigrate to Canada, even with a low CRS:

1. Provincial Nominee Program

Most candidates scoring 600+ score are getting a nomination from one of the provinces or territories of Canada. The Canadian Provincial Nominee Program offers pathways to skilled workers, international students and entrepreneurs. Candidates can get additional 600 CRS points added through PNP.

Read more: PNP vs. Express Entry: Which is better for you?

2. LMIA Job Offer

This is the easiest and fastest way to enter Canada. A job offer from a Canadian employer, backed with a positive Labour Market Impact Assessment helps candidates to move to Canada on a work permit. After getting some experience in Canada, they become eligible for permanent residency.

Learn more: How to get a job offer from outside Canada?

2. Get a Study Permit and PGWP in Canada

Another easy method to obtain Canadian permanent residency is through Canada Study Permit Visa. many candidates who fail to obtain enough CRS scores opt for a Study Permit to PR route. In this candidates do some sort of course in Canada and gain Post Graduate Work Permit. Once they gain enough experience in Canada they successfully apply for PR through CEC Express Entry.

Also read: Canada Study Visa After 5 to 25 Years Gap

3. Visitor Visa to Work Permit in Canada

Candidates can lawfully submit a job application while on a visitor visa in Canada. Only an eligible Canadian employer can provide a work permit. They can also get work in Canada with the help of their friends, family, or other connections.

Also read: Visitor Visa to Work Permit in Canada

5. French Language

In the latest Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, IRCC has allocated a more than 4% share to Francophone immigration. You can get 50 points to your profile through a good command of the French Language. Although this is helpful for those who already have a decent score ranging from 450-470.

You may also like: C11 Work Permit Canada

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