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Canada Express Entry latest draw 2023, Draw #244

IRCC issues another 4,300 invitations in latest Express Entry draw

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,300 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates in an all-program draw. Candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System score of 496.

The previous Express Entry draw took place on August 3, when Canada held the first category-based Express Entry draw for trades workers.

A total of 1,500 candidates were invited. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off was 388 CRS points.

Express Entry in 2023

Express Entry throughout 2023 has not yet established a strong pattern in terms of the number of candidates invited, the frequency of draws or even the type of draw.

January draws followed the pre-pandemic pattern of being two weeks apart and inviting candidates from all programs. This changed in February when IRCC held four program-specific draws between February 1 and March 1. February also saw the very first program-specific draw for the FSWP.

Later this year, it is expected that IRCC will begin holding draws that target Express Entry candidates on specific attributes rather than a high CRS score. This became possible when Bill C-19 received Royal Assent in June 2022.

There were three draws in February, and one draw each week in March. Over 21,000 candidates were invited throughout March. This was the second-highest number of ITAs issued in one month in Express Entry history.

The Bill will give Canada’s immigration minister the authority to invite candidates who can best support Canada in its economic goals by easing the pressure in specific sectors caused by chronic labour shortages.

Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024

The Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 is out now. There’s a higher target and an apparent drive to catapult immigration to new heights in the latest plan for Canada Immigration and The overall target for immigrants has been set as follows:

  • 2022: 431,645 immigrants
  • 2023: 447,055 immigrants
  • 2024: 451,000 immigrants

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a points-based system that manages immigration applications for the three Federal High Skilled programs, which include the: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. Some PNPs also use Express Entry to invite candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.

If you are eligible for an Express Entry-managed program, you will get a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS awards points based on skilled work experience, education, age, official language skills, and other factors.

Who was invited? - Mr. James Jim receiving Canada ITA through WVP International on 18/08/2021

James Jim is 31, holds a two or more degree and has been working as a Business Development Officers and Marketing Researchers and Consultants for last five years. He wrote the IELTS and scored was 9 CLB. James Jim has never worked or studied in Canada. He entered the Express Entry pool as a Federal Skilled Worker with a score of 462. After receiving a provincial nomination from Ontario, James Jim saw his CRS score increase to 1057. He then received an ITA in the new Express Entry draw.

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Mr. James Jim receiving Nomination from Ontario through WVP International on 13/08/2021

Nomination from Ontario

Ishita Ganguli have invited on Express Entry Draw #168 through WVP International on 25/11/2021

Ishita Ganguli is 28 years old, holds a Master degree and has been working as an Corporate Sales Manager for three years. She wrote the IELTS and scored a 7 in Writing and 7 in every other ability. Ishita does not have Canadian experience. She recently entered the Express Entry pool and obtained a CRS of 469. Now She got ITA from Ontario & Express Entry as well.

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Ms. Ishita Ganguli receiving Ontario provincial interest letter through WVP International on 27/08/2020

latest Ontario provincial interest letter

Mr. James Jim receiving Ontario provincial interest letter through WVP International on 23/03/2021

latest Ontario provincial interest letter

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