IRCC issues another 3,500 invitations in latest Express Entry draw
Canada has issued 3,500 Invitations to Apply in a new all-program Express Entry draw.
The April 12 draw featured a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 486, five points higher than the previous all-program draw, which took place on March 29.
This was Canada’s sixth all-program Express Entry draw of 2023, with the first two seeing 5,500 ITAs each and the next three 7,000. It has also conducted one draw targeted at Federal Skilled Worker candidates and three at Provincial Nominee Program candidates.
Canada has now issued 41,760 ITAs in 2023 after inviting 45,115 candidates in the whole of 2022.
IRCC issued a record 114,431 ITAs in 2021, to all Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program candidates. It beat the previous record of 107,350 set in 2020.
Canada has a record immigration target of 465,000 for 2023.
The latest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on July 19, 2023, at 7.05 am EST. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations.
This was the 10th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2023 and 246th overall.
Candidates have a 60-day window to submit their applications, which will be processed within the six-month standard.