2023s, 2nd EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW
Canada invited 5,500 Express Entry draw candidates for Permanent Residency (PR) on January 18, 2023.
In the second Express Entry draw of 2023 held on January 18,, 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 490 or above received invitations in this draw. The CRS cut-off for last week’s draw was 507, meaning the CRS cut off score has dropped 17 points between draws.
Eligible candidates were invited from 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 18, 2023 16:13:57 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited:490
- Tie-breaking rule:November 24, 2022 21:14:59 UTC
The draw was a surprise as it marked the second Express Entry round of invitations in consecutive weeks. IRCC had just held a draw last Wednesday January 11 in which it also invited 5,500 candidates.
Express Entry System
Express Entry is the application management system for three Canadian immigration programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the Express Entry pool are already eligible for at least one of these programs.
Express Entry uses a points-based system, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to rank candidates’ profiles. The top-scoring candidates receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and can then apply for permanent residency.
After the candidate applies, an IRCC officer reviews the application and decides if they are approved. Once this is complete, if approved, the candidate is now a permanent resident of Canada and one step closer to becoming a Canadian citizen.
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