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On July 11, 2023, the IRCC released the Express Entry Latest Draw results, inviting 800 candidates. It was an all-program draw with a minimum CRS score requirement of 505, 6 points lower than the previous draw on July 4, 2023. The candidates from the CEC, FSWP, and FSTP programs were included in this Latest Express Entry Draw.

July has been a remarkable month for Express Entry candidates, with four consecutive draws held from July 4-7. On July 4, an unexpected all-program draw invited 700 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 511, the highest requirement in 2023.

The anticipated draw on July 5 invited 500 candidates with STEM work experience and a minimum CRS score of 486. This draw was announced a week in advance.

On July 6, a category-based selection draw for healthcare professionals invited 1,500 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 463. The fourth draw on July 7 issued ITAs to 2,300 candidates with strong French-speaking abilities and a minimum CRS score of 439.

Canada Express Entry Draw July 11, 2023 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #257
  • Draw Type: All-Program
  • Draw Date:  July 11, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 505
  • No. of invitations: 800
  • Tie-breaking rule: October 01, 2022

The Latest Express Entry Pool Breakdown

As of July 11, 2023, the Express Entry Pool consists of 209,263 candidates with 5,266 fewer candidates than the last General Express Entry Draw. These candidates are from the three primary economic immigration programs under the Express Entry system.

Express Entry Latest Draw July 11 2023 Pool Breakdown

Summary of Targeted Express Entry Draws

The introduction of category-based selection draws in the Express Entry system is a notable addition that aims to target candidates in specific occupational fields and those possessing in-demand skills. This new feature allows for a more targeted approach to selecting candidates.

There are six distinct categories that are now eligible for consideration: Healthcare, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions, Trades, Transport, Agriculture and Agri-food, and individuals with strong French-language proficiency.

These category-based selection draws were made possible following changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in June 2022. These changes granted the immigration minister the authority to invite economic immigrants based on their specific skills, which align with Canada’s economic priorities or promote the French language outside of Quebec.

Learn more: Targeted Express Entry 2023

DateDraw TypeInvitationsCRS Cut-off Score
February 1, 2024French language proficiency7,000365
December 21, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations400386
December 20, 2023Transport Occupations670435
December 19, 2023Trade occupations1,000425
December 8, 2023STEM occupations5,900481
December 7, 2023French language proficiency1000470
October 26, 2023Health Occupations3,600431
October 25, 2023French language proficiency300486
September 28, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations600354
September 27, 2023French language proficiency500472
September 20, 2023Transport Occupations1,000435
August 3, 2023Trade Occupations1,500388
August 2, 2023French Language Proficiency800435
July 12, 2023French Language Proficiency3,800375
July 7, 2023French Language Proficiency2,300439
July 6, 2023Health Occupations1,500463
July 5, 2023STEM Occupations500486
June 28, 2023Health Occupations500476
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How to Increase Your CRS Score and Get an Invitation

Boosting your CRS score and receiving an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency can be achieved through the following unconventional methods:

1. Targeted Express Entry: A Strategic Approach

Targeted Express Entry allows eligible candidates to apply at a lower CRS score. By consulting immigration experts for an eligibility assessment and guidance, you can optimize your profile and increase your chances of receiving an ITA. Our comprehensive Targeted Express Entry 2023 Guide provides detailed insights to help you navigate this pathway effectively.

2. Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP): Unlocking Provincial Opportunities

Exploring provincial nominee programs tailored to your skills and qualifications can have a significant impact on your CRS score. These programs offer additional points and opportunities for permanent residency.

Read more: PNP vs. Express Entry: Which is Better for You?

3. LMIA-Based Job: Opening Doors to Canadian Work Experience

Securing a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) not only allows you to work in Canada and gain valuable experience but also improves your CRS score.

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

4. Study Permit and PGWP: Education Pathway to Permanent Residency

Obtaining a Canadian Study Permit Visa opens doors to work experience through the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program. This experience can ultimately lead to permanent residency through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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

5. Visitor Visa to Work Permit: Seizing Work Opportunities

Transitioning from a visitor visa to a work permit offers a unique pathway to Canadian permanent residency. By securing employment with a Canadian company or exploring work opportunities through personal connections, you can unlock new possibilities. Dive into the details of this process in our informative article, Visitor Visa to Work Permit in Canada.

6. French Language Proficiency: The Advantage of Bilingualism

Proficiency in French can significantly boost your CRS score, adding up to 50 valuable points. Being a French-speaking candidate not only offers advantages in Targeted Express Entry Draws for Francophone immigrants but also opens up increased opportunities for permanent residency. Explore the benefits of bilingualism in our insightful analysis of the power of the French language.

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