Canada Express Entry: 2023 Year-End Recap!

By CIC Times [Published 28 Dec, 2023 | 05:07 AM] 636
Canada Express Entry: 2023 Year-End Recap!

Canada Express Entry has had a very interesting year. 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted 42 Express Entry draws in 2023. In the first half, Express Entry continued with post-pandemic patterns established in 2022, following the resumption of Express Entry draws after an 18-month gap that started in December 2020.  

Type of Draws

A total of 42 Express Entry draws were conducted by IRCC in 2023. This included:

  • 19 All-program draws, 
  • 17 Category-based selection draws, 
  • 5 Provincial Nominee Program-only draws, and 
  • 1 Federal Skilled Worker Program draw.

Surprisingly, no invitations were given specifically to FSTP candidates in 2023

CRS Score Range 

Recent IRCC data shows that ITAs in 2023 were issued to: 

  • 56,223 candidates with CRS scores ranging between 451 and 500.
  • 4,433 candidates with CRS scores ranging between 501 and 600.
  • 1,011 candidates with CRS scores ranging between 601 and 1200.

Between the first draw conducted on January 11 and the most recent one on December 21, IRCC issued 110,266 ITAs.

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Frequency of Draws

Express Entry draws regularly took place every two weeks between January and June. However, once IRCC introduced the new category-based selection draws, it became difficult to predict when ITAs would be issued. 

Notably, IRCC has been following a trend of conducting three to four draws every month since July. The highest number of draws occurred in December when IRCC invited over 15,000 candidates across seven invitation rounds. The second-highest were five draws in both July and September - followed by four draws in October. 

Express Entry, the backbone of economic immigration to Canada, is all set to see a significant boost in its admission targets in 2024 as well. According to the current Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026, IRCC will seek to admit over 345,770 Express Entry candidates between 2024 and 2026. 

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