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On June 27, 2023, IRCC held the 15th Express Entry draw of 2023. A total of 4,300 candidates were invited in an all-program draw. The minimum CRS score required was 486, the same as the previous draw held on June 8, 2023. The candidates from the CEC, FSWP, and FSTP programs were included in Express Entry Latest Draw.

IRCC usually holds Express Entry draws on Wednesdays, but this time they surprised everyone by having one on Tuesday. Additionally, they had a draw on Thursday, June 8, which was not the usual day. People were expecting another draw on June 21, but it happened today instead. These changes in the draw dates have caused confusion and uncertainty among applicants.

Canada Express Entry Draw June 27, 2023 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #251
  • Draw Type: All-Program
  • Draw Date: June 27, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 486
  • No. of invitations: 4,300
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 21, 2023

The Latest Express Entry Pool Breakdown

As of June 27, 2023, the Express Entry Pool consists of 220,003 candidates. These candidates are from the three primary economic immigration programs under the Express Entry system.

Express Entry Latest Pool Breakdown June 27 2023

82 Eligible Occupations for Targeted Express Entry Draws

IRCC has recently introduced new selection categories for Express Entry candidates, which align with Canada’s economic goals. This update follows the passing of Bill-C19, granting the immigration minister the authority to invite candidates with specific criteria. While targeted draws were expected, the official criteria were not disclosed until now. Here are some key details about the new selection categories:

Who is eligible?

Express Entry candidates will be eligible for the new draw categories if they have work experience in the following fields:

  • Healthcare
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
  • Trades, such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and agri-food
  • Strong French language proficiency (at least NCLC 7 in reading, writing, listening, and speaking)

Learn more: Targeted Express Entry 2023

When will the targeted draws start?

Targeted draws under these categories are set to begin in the upcoming summer, but an exact date is yet to be announced.

Express Entry Profile Requirement

Candidates working in eligible occupations still need to meet the eligibility criteria for an Express Entry managed program. These programs include the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Importance of CRS Score

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score will continue to be relevant in Express Entry draws. IRCC will conduct draws that invite candidates without considering the new categories. These draws may be all-program or program-specific.

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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6 Ways to Boost Your CRS Score and Get an Invitation

Here are six unconventional methods to increase your CRS score and receive an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in Canada.

1. Targeted Express Entry

Certain eligible candidates can apply for targeted Express Entry, receiving an invitation at a lower CRS score. Consult immigration experts to determine your eligibility and seek expert guidance. If you are confident that you meet the requirements, you can seek an expert consultation at an affordable cost (limited-time offer).

Read more: Targeted Express Entry 2023 Guide

2. PNP Immigration

A provincial nomination can significantly increase your CRS score. Explore different provincial nomination programs to find one that suits your skills and qualifications.

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

3. LMIA-Based Job

Acquiring a job offer backed by a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) allows you to work in Canada, gaining experience and improving 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 offers opportunities for work experience through the PGWP program, leading 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

The transition from a visitor visa to a work permit by securing 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 adds up to 50 points to your CRS score. French-speaking candidates have an advantage in Targeted Express Entry Draws and increased opportunities for permanent residency.

Note: The Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023–2025 reserves over 4% of the immigration quota for Francophone immigration, highlighting the benefits of being a French-speaking candidate in the Express Entry system.

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Need Help?

If you’re seeking expert guidance for the complex immigration process, your search ends here. Meet Mr. Keshav Sharma, a highly qualified Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) specializing in both Express Entry and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) immigration.

For a limited time, eligible Targeted Express Entry candidates can take advantage of our comprehensive services starting at just CAD $999. Our services include:

  • Complete Profile and Expression of Interest Submission: We will meticulously prepare and submit your Express Entry profile and/or PNP Expression of Interest, ensuring accuracy and completeness.
  • Document Preparation: We will assist you in gathering and organizing all necessary documents in advance, so you are fully prepared to respond promptly when you receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA).
  • Personalized Consultation: Enjoy a one-on-one ZOOM appointment with Mr. Keshav Sharma himself. Discuss your unique case, address any concerns, and receive personalized guidance tailored to your specific needs.
  • Ongoing Support: Benefit from continuous support from an experienced RCIC throughout the entire process and even after. We are dedicated to assisting you every step of the way.

Take the first step towards transforming your aspiration of living and working in Canada into a reality by contacting us here or scheduling a consultation with us today.

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