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In the latest Express Entry draw, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 700 candidates. It was an all-program draw, with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement of 511. This draw was unexpected, considering that IRCC is set to invite 1,500 healthcare workers through category-based selection the following day, July 5. The candidates from the CEC, FSWP, and FSTP programs were included in this Express Entry Latest Draw.

It is also anticipated that IRCC will conduct the first-ever category-based draw for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations. The minimum CRS score required for healthcare and STEM candidates is yet to be determined.

During the previous week’s category-based Express Entry draw on June 28, IRCC invited 500 healthcare workers with a minimum CRS score of 476. Additionally, IRCC announced its intention to invite STEM professionals through a category-based Express Entry round in the same week.

Canada Express Entry Draw July 4, 2023 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #253
  • Draw Type: All-Program
  • Draw Date:  July 4, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 511
  • No. of invitations: 700
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 01, 2023

The Latest Express Entry Pool Breakdown

As of July 5, 2023, the Express Entry Pool consists of 214,529 candidates. These candidates are from the three primary economic immigration programs under the Express Entry system.

Latest Express Entry Pool Breakdown July 5 2023

High CRS Score in Latest Express Entry Draw

The current CRS score of 511 is the highest observed in any all-program draw of 2023. It is significantly higher than the minimum score of 486 required in the last all-program draw on June 27, where 4,300 candidates were invited. Moreover, it is 35 points higher than the minimum score of 476 needed in the category-based draw on June 28.

Category-Based Express Entry

The category-based selection draws are a new feature in Express Entry that target candidates within specific occupational fields or those possessing other in-demand skills. There are six new categories eligible for consideration:

Healthcare, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions, Trades, Transport, Agriculture and Agri-food, and Strong French-language proficiency. These draws became possible after changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in June 2022, empowering the immigration minister to invite economic immigrants based on specific skills aligning with Canada’s economic priorities or promoting the French language outside of Quebec.

Learn more: Targeted Express Entry 2023

By implementing these new selection categories, IRCC aims to attract candidates with specific skills and experience that contribute to Canada’s economic growth.

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How to Boost 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

Eligible candidates can apply through targeted Express Entry, which allows for invitations at a lower CRS score. Consult immigration experts for eligibility assessment and guidance.

Read more: Targeted Express Entry 2023 Guide

2. PNP Immigration

Exploring provincial nominee programs can significantly increase your CRS score. Look for a program that matches your skills and qualifications.

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

3. LMIA-Based Job

Securing a job offer supported by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) allows you to work in Canada, gain experience, and improve your CRS score.

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

4. Study Permit and PGWP in Canada

A Canadian Study Permit Visa provides work experience opportunities through the Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) program, leading to permanent residency via the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

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

5. Visitor Visa to Work Permit

Transitioning from a visitor visa to a work permit by obtaining employment with a Canadian company or exploring work opportunities through personal connections.

Also read: Visitor Visa to Work Permit in Canada

6. French Language

Proficiency in French can add up to 50 points to your CRS score. Being a French-speaking candidate offers advantages in Targeted Express Entry Draws for Francophone immigrants and increased opportunities for permanent residency.

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For a limited time, eligible Targeted Express Entry candidates can benefit from our comprehensive services starting at just CAD $999, including:

  • Profile and Expression of Interest Submission: We will accurately prepare and submit your Express Entry profile and/or PNP Expression of Interest.
  • Document Preparation: We will help you gather and organize all necessary documents in advance for a prompt response to an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  • Personalized Consultation: Enjoy a one-on-one ZOOM appointment with Mr. Keshav Sharma to discuss your case and receive tailored guidance.
  • Ongoing Support: Our experienced RCIC will provide continuous assistance throughout the process and beyond.

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