In an exciting development for aspiring immigrants, Canada has issued 700 invitations for candidates to apply for permanent residence. This was announced on July 4, 2023, under the Express Entry system, a fast-track method of immigration for skilled workers.
This invitation round was not specifically tied to any program, meaning that candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Provincial Nominee Program could all potentially receive invitations.
Here are some key details from this round of invitations:
- Number of invitations issued: 700
- Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of invited candidates: 511
- The cut-off for receiving an invitation was determined by the rank of the candidate. Those ranked 700 and above received an invitation.
It’s important to note that if more than one candidate had the same lowest score, the deciding factor was the date and time at which they submitted their Express Entry profiles. In this round, the tie-breaking rule was set as of July 1, 2023, at 09:31:32 UTC.
These invitations were issued under the Ministerial Instructions respecting the Express Entry system, as declared by the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Sean Fraser.
Aspiring candidates are encouraged to keep a close eye on future rounds of invitations as the Express Entry system continues to provide opportunities for people seeking to make Canada their new home.
Remember, the Express Entry system is dynamic and rankings can change as individuals update their information or as different program-specific draws occur. So, stay informed and keep your profile updated to boost your chances of receiving an invitation in the future.
As of July 4, 2023, the Express Entry pool, the system through which Canada manages applications for its main economic immigration programs, had a total of 214,529 candidates. These candidates are ranked based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, which determine their eligibility for an invitation to apply for permanent residence. Here’s a detailed breakdown of the CRS score distribution:
- 601-1200 CRS score range: 353 candidates
- 501-600 CRS score range: 726 candidates
- 451-500 CRS score range: 54,732 candidates, with subdivisions as follows:
- 491-500: 831 candidates
- 481-490: 4,719 candidates
- 471-480: 20,475 candidates
- 461-470: 16,023 candidates
- 451-460: 12,684 candidates
- 401-450 CRS score range: 56,673 candidates, with subdivisions as follows:
- 441-450: 11,740 candidates
- 431-440: 12,309 candidates
- 421-430: 10,008 candidates
- 411-420: 10,873 candidates
- 401-410: 11,743 candidates
- 351-400 CRS score range: 63,679 candidates
- 301-350 CRS score range: 33,051 candidates
- 0-300 CRS score range: 5,315 candidates
Please note that these numbers are snapshots from a few days before an invitation round and can change as new profiles are submitted and older ones expire. Hence, it’s essential for candidates to keep their profiles updated with the most recent information to maintain or improve their ranking within the Express Entry pool.
The recent invitation round targeted candidates with CRS scores of 511 and above. However, CRS score requirements vary with each invitation round and could be higher or lower in future rounds, depending on various factors.