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Canada Invites 1,000 in Latest Express Entry Draw

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.

What is category-based selection for Express Entry?

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 -

  • language ability,
  • education,
  • Work experience in a particular occupation.

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 -

  1. Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  2. French-language proficiency
  3. Healthcare occupations
  4. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
  5. Trade occupations
  6. Transport occupations

When was the first category-based Express Entry draw held?

The first ever category-based Express Entry draw was held on June 28, 2023. Healthcare occupations received 500 ITAs.

How many category-based Express Entry draws have been held in 2023?

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.

Express Entry Category- Based Selection 2023

Category

Date of draw

Invitations

Agriculture and agri-food occupations

Draw #267 - September 28, 2023

600

French-language proficiency

Draw #256 - July 7, 2023

2,300

Draw #258 - July 12, 2023

3,800

Draw #260 - August 2, 2023

800

Draw #266 - September 27, 2023

500

Draw #270 - October 25, 2023

300

Draw #273 - December 7, 2023

1,000

Total French-language proficiency invitations in 6 draws

8,700

Healthcare occupations

Draw #252 - June 28, 2023

500

Draw #255 - July 6, 2023

1,500

Draw #271 - October 26, 2023

3,600

Total healthcare invitations in 3 draws

5,600

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations

Draw #254 - July 5, 2023

500

Trade occupations

Draw #261 - August 3, 2023

1,500

Transport occupations

Draw #264 - September 20, 2023

1,000

 

Who is eligible for Express Entry category-based selection?     

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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