Published on : April 6, 2023
The previous month turned out to be a historic one for Canada Express Entry. Many milestones were met and crossed.
Express Entry is for those looking to immigrate to Canada as skilled workers. While there are many routes that lead to Canadian immigration, Express Entry has come to be the most popular of them all.
Launched in 2015, Express Entry is the name given to the online system for accepting, ranking, and managing Canada PR applications. Express Entry is not a program as such. However, as an online system it is used for managing applications for 3 of the top immigration programs of Canada.
Programs that come under Canada Express Entry are -
Additionally, some immigration streams or pathways under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are also managed through Express Entry. PNP streams linked to Express Entry include - Ontario PNP’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, Alberta Express Entry, Saskatchewan Express Entry etc.
Altogether, 4 draws were held in the month with a total of 21,667 people receiving invitations to apply.
You can only submit a Canada PR visa application by Express Entry after you get an invitation to apply from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Date of draw (from the latest to the first held in the month)
Express Entry Draw #242
A combined total of 21,667 ITAs in 4 draws that were held.
Many changes were seen in the Express Entry draws and requirements in the month of March. Noteworthy were the following -
IRCC changed to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC) effective November 16, 2022. Targeted draws might be held in the near future. Massive change is expected in Express Entry in 2023.
A national system for describing occupations, NOC Canada classifies each of the occupations available in the Canadian labour market based on -
Choosing the right NOC code for your Express Entry profile is important. With 14,50,000 Canada PR visas to be issued in 2023-2025, Canada holds the most promise as the best place to immigrate to.
Want to know the best Canada PR route for you? Wondering if you are eligible for Express Entry? Get an Initial Eligibility Report (IER) to assess your chances.
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