Canada holds first Express Entry draw of 2023

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Express Entry Draw 2023



Canada holds first Express Entry draw of 2023 on January 11.

In the first Express Entry draw of 2023 held on January 11,, a total of 5,500 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

Immigration applicants having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 507 or above received invitations in this draw.

Eligible candidates were invited from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). All are programs that operate under the Express Entry system.

Results: Round of invitations

  • Number of invitations issued:5,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply:5,500 or above
  • Date and time of round:January 11, 2023 16:14:19 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited:507
  • Tie-breaking rule:December 06, 2022 11:00:07 UTC

 This draw marks an increase in the number of ITAs issued, and is the largest all-program Express Entry draw since they resumed last July. There were 750 additional invitations over the November 23 draw, which invited 4,750 candidates, as well as a higher CRS score than has been seen since the draw on September 28.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a system adopted by the Canadian Government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residence through three economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades.

The system boasts efficient processing time, with the majority of applications being processed between six to eight months.

How does it work?

In brief, candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating a profile in the Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including age, education, language, work experience, and others.

Following the submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where the Comprehensive Ranking System will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.

The highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws from the pool by IRCC.

Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!