First Express Entry Draw of August Invites 2,000 Candidates

By Eva Olsen [Published 02 Aug, 2023 | 04:25 AM] 682
First Express Entry Draw of August Invites 2,000 Candidates

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new all-program Express Entry draw.

The Express Entry latest draw held on August 01, 2023, saw invitations being issued to a total of 2,000 candidates present in the pool. Invited candidates required a minimum CRS score of 517 - to be eligible for this invitation round.

Express Entry Draw #259

  • Number of invitations issued: 2,000
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,000 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: August 01, 2023, at 13:25:02 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 517
  • Tie-breaking rule: June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. Being an all-program draw, candidates from Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were targeted to this latest Express Entry draw.

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Express Entry All-Program Eligibility

There is no one-size-fits-all type of profile that is eligible for a Canada PR in an All-program Express Entry draw. An ideal candidate would generally meet the following requirements:

Eligibility criteria Canadian Experience Class Federal Skilled Worker Program Federal Skilled Trades Program
Language skills

English or French skills

  • CLB 7 for TEER 0 or TEER 1 occupations
  • CLB 5 for TEER 2 or TEER 3 occupations

English or French skills

  • CLB 7

English or French skills

  • CLB 5 for speaking and listening
  • CLB 4 for reading and writing
Type/Level of work experience

Canadian work experience in an occupation listed in 1 or more of these NOC TEER Categories:

  • TEER 0
  • TEER 1
  • TEER 2
  • TEER 3

Work experience in an occupation listed in 1 of these NOC TEER Categories:

  • TEER 0
  • TEER 1
  • TEER 2
  • TEER 3

Work experience in a skilled trade under key groups of TEER 2 or TEER 3:

  • Major Group 72, technical trades and transportation officers and controllers, excluding Sub-Major Group 726, transportation officers and controllers
  • Major Group 73, general trades
  • Major Group 82, supervisors in natural resources, agriculture and related production
  • Major Group 83, occupations in natural resources and related production
  • Major Group 92, processing, manufacturing and utilities supervisors, and utilities operators and controllers
  • Major Group 93, central control and process operators and aircraft assembly assemblers and inspectors, excluding Sub-Major Group 932, aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors
  • Minor Group 6320, cooks, butchers and bakers
  • Unit Group 62200, chefs
Amount of work experience One year in Canada in the last 3 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work) One year continuous within the last 10 years (combination of part-time, full-time or more than 1 job in your primary occupation) Two years within last 5 years (either combination of full-time or part-time work)
Job offer Not required.

Not required.

But you can get selection criteria (FSW) points for having a valid job offer.


  • a valid job offer of full-time employment for a total period of at least 1 year or
  • a certificate of qualification in that skilled trade issued by a Canadian provincial, territorial or federal authority
Education Not required.

Secondary education required.

You can get more selection criteria (FSW) points for your post-secondary education.

Not required.

Candidates applying under any of the Express Entry linked Canada PR pathways are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Factors that influence your CRS score include Age, Language Proficiency, Education, Work Experience, Spousal Sponsorship, Provincial Nomination, Siblings in Canada, and Adaptability.

Those with the highest scores in the CRS points calculator are more likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency.

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