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IRCC Holds All-Program Express Entry Draw, 700 Invited

Published on : July 5, 2023

A surprise all-program Express Entry draw held by Canada, following close after the first-ever category-based draw held in the last week.

On July 4, 2023, invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry system were issued in an all-program round of invitations.

A total of 700 EE candidates received invitations to apply that had a minimum of 511 as their score on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Those invited have 60 days to submit their complete applications.

Express Entry Draw #253

Held on: July 04, 2023 14:23:38 UTC

Invitations issued


Type of draw


Invited from

As no program was specified by IRCC, candidates invited from -

(1) Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

(2) Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

(3) Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

- Some Provincial Nominee Program streams (linked with Express Entry)

Minimum CRS cut-off

CRS 511

In 2023, so far -

Total draws: 17

Total ITAs: 60,248

A tie-breaking rule of July 01, 2023 09:31:32 UTC was applied. Generally, the Canadian government applies a tie-breaking rule so that profiles made earlier get priority. With the present tie-break in the latest Express Entry draw, profiles that received invitations were those -

  • Eligible for any one of the three Express Entry programs (FSWP, CEC, FSTP),
  • With a minimum of CRS 511, and
  • Profile created before the data and time specified in the tie-break.

With the introduction of category-based draws, there are now three different kinds of Express Entry draws held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

What are the types of IRCC Express Entry draws?

From June-end, Canada has introduced category-based selections in Express Entry. 500 healthcare workers received ITAs in Express Entry Draw # 252 held on June 28, 2023.

With the introduction of targeted Express Entry draws, there are three different draws that can be be held by IRCC -

  • General,
  • Program-specific, or
  • Category-based.

Details of the general and program-specific draws are not announced before-hand. However, the selection criteria for an upcoming category-based draw are announced in advance by IRCC.The next category-based draw is expected to be specifically for skilled workers with experience in STEM professions. The first category-based draw was targeted at healthcare workers.

How many will get Canada PR visa in 2023 by Express Entry?

As per the federal Government of Canada’s

Canada PR Visas in 2023



Express Entry


Temporary residence to permanent residence pathways

(time-limited, all TR to PR pathways admissions to be completed by end-2023)


Business (Start Up Visa etc.)



(RNIP, Agri-Food Pilot etc.)


Atlantic Immigration Program


Provincial Nominee Program


Quebec skilled workers and business

As per Quebec immigration plan

Dependents: spouses, partners & children


Parents & grandparents


Refugees & protected persons


Humanitarian & compassionate and Other



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