n the 250th round of invitations under the Express Entry system, which began on June 8, 2023, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Sean Fraser, issued 4,800 invitations to apply for permanent residence. This was applicable to candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades, and Provincial Nominee Program.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the lowest-ranked candidate invited was 486. In the event of a tie in CRS scores, the tie-breaking rule was applied, meaning the candidate who had their profile in the Express Entry pool the longest, as of May 19, 2023, 14:04:00 UTC, was invited.
The Express Entry system is a fast-track system for immigration for skilled workers. The system ranks candidates based on their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors. The highest-ranked candidates are invited to apply for permanent residency.
The Express Entry system is an online system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for permanent residence from skilled workers. This system covers several immigration programs including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, Canadian Experience Class, and parts of the Provincial Nominee Program.
Candidates create an online profile where they provide information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other relevant details. Each of these factors contributes to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of the candidate. The higher the CRS score, the better the chances of receiving an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
The Ministerial Instructions Respecting Invitations to Apply for Permanent Residence Under the Express Entry System (June 8, 2023) were given pursuant to paragraphs 10.3(1)(i)a and (j)b of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.
This round of invitations took place over a period from June 8, 2023, to June 9, 2023. To be invited to apply, an eligible foreign national must have been ranked among the first 4,800 eligible foreign nationals in the general ranking.