Published on : December 8, 2023
Canada holds the second consecutive round of invitations within two days following a long pause.
On December 7, 2023, Canada issued another 1,000 invitations under the Express Entry system to those with French language proficiency. The latest Express Entry Draw #273 had a score requirement of CRS 470. Express Entry profiles are ranked based on a score on the Comprehensive Ranking System.
The previous draw was held on December 6, 2023.
With the latest round of invitations, Canada continues to send out invitations under category-based selection.
Introduced in May 2023, category-based selection allows the Canadian government to invite immigrants based on specific requirements as per a previously-identified economic goal. Candidates are selected based on their -
Category-based selection is among the 3 types of Express Entry draws held which include general draws and PNP-only draws. In category selection, the top-ranking EE candidates who come under that particular category are invited.
The Canadian government has specified 6 categories for 2023. These are -
The first ever category-based Express Entry draw was held on June 28, 2023. Healthcare occupations received 500 ITAs.
So far, 13 category based draws have been held since the launch of category-based selection in May 2023. A total of 17,900 ITAs have been issued in category-based draws.
Total French-language proficiency invitations in 6 draws
You must fulfill both the general and specific requirements. You must be eligible for any 1 of the 3 Express Entry programs. Also, you will have to meet the specific requirements for that category-based draw.
About Canada Express Entry
Express Entry is an online application system, launched in 2015 to process Canadian permanent residence applications. Applications from skilled workers are accepted under 3 of the main economic immigration programs of Canada. These are -
Some pathways under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are also linked with Express Entry. Selections for such Express Entry linked PNP streams are held through Express Entry draws.
Express Entry is the most popular way to settle in Canada with family. A 67-point eligibility must be met to create a profile in the Express Entry system. There are many other ways to immigrate to Canada. You can still get permanent residency even if you are not eligible for Express Entry.
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