IRCC Invites 1,548 PNP Candidates In Latest Express Entry Draw

By CIC Times [Published 25 Oct, 2023 | 05:37 AM] 639
IRCC Invites 1,548 PNP Candidates In Latest Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. 

The latest Express Entry draw held on October 24, 2023, saw ITAs being issued to 1,548 Express Entry-PNP candidates. Invited candidates also required a minimum CRS score of 776 to be eligible to receive an invitation.

Express Entry Draw #269

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #269 - October 24, 2023

Type of draw: Provincial Nominee Program

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,548
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,548 or above
  • Date and time of round: October 24, 2023 at 14:23:38 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 776
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 07, 2023 at 07:28:57 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. 

Canada Express Entry draws are typically conducted at regular two-week intervals, on a Wednesday. The date, frequency, and CRS score of these draws are determined by the IRCC - and can vary depending on various factors including, the Canadian economy, labor market, and the immigration targets set in the Canada Immigration Level Plans for 2023-2025.

Next Express Entry Draw

The expected Canada Express Entry next draw prediction is November 01, 2023.

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Category-Based Express Entry Draws

On May 31, Canada's Immigration Minister announced category-based draws for the Express Entry program. These draws are designed to specifically target high-skilled professionals in key industries throughout the country - opening doors of opportunity wider than ever before.

As you may be aware, the Canada Express Entry program earlier consisted of general draws, where IRCC invited the highest-ranking candidates to apply for Canada PR, and program-specific draws, which limited invitations to the highest-ranking candidates within particular fields.

However, with the introduction of category-based draws, the IRCC aims to strategically address labor shortages across various sectors in Canada. These draws will prioritize candidates with a strong proficiency in French or work experience in the following fields:

  • Healthcare
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professions
  • Trades (e.g., carpenters, plumbers, contractors)
  • Transport
  • Agriculture and Agri-food

IRCC has already conducted 10 category-based Express Entry draws so far in 2023. With IRCC conducting back-to-back invitation rounds - now is indeed the best time to immigrate to Canada. 

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