Express Entry achieved four significant milestones in March 2023, including issuing the most Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in a single all-program draw since the application management system started functioning in 2015. an application management system maintained by Canada’s federal government in which comes Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) immigration applications that are managed collectively through Express Entry,
The Immigration Levels Strategy 2023–2025, which states that Canada plans to accept at least 82,000 new immigrants through Express Entry over the next three years, demonstrates the predominance of this method. In the previous draw, the comprehensive ranking system (CRS) dropped to the lowest 481 score inviting 7000 more permanent residents in canada.
It seems that the latest immigration level plans define that Canada is targeting 82800 express entry immigration in the year 2023, following in 2024 by 1,09,020 and 1,14,000 in 2025. Canada seems to be taking their immigration level system to another stage since on the path towards this strategy, Canada’s immigration system experienced several milestones through express entry during the month of March by unexpectedly inviting 7000 applicants each time.
21,000 ITAs in two weeks
As a product of the above milestone, IRCC issued 21,000 ITAs over a two-week period, as the immigration department conducted three draws between March 15 and March 29. Beginning with the initial record-setting draw on March 15 (see more above), IRCC invited 7,000 immigration candidates to apply for Canadian PR in an all-program draw. Following that up with a surprise all-program draw just eight days later, an additional 7,000 candidates received ITAs from Canada’s immigration department on March 23. Finally, six days following that draw, 7,000 more economic immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent resident status in Canada.
Result of the above milestone, immigration refugee and citizenship canada (IRCC) issued over 21000 ITA for the past two weeks, between 15 march and 29 march draws that were conducted by immigration department of canada. Beginning with the initial record-setting draw.
- On March 15, IRCC invited 7,000 immigration candidates to apply for Canadian PR in an all-program draw.
- Following that up with a surprise all-program draw just eight days later, An additional 7,000 candidates received ITAs from Canada’s immigration department to apply for permanent residency on March 23.
- Finally Six days following that draw, 7,000 more economic immigration candidates were invited to apply for permanent resident status in Canada. Lowest CRS score in 27 months for all-program draws
As mentioned above, the cut-off CRS score fell to 481 after coming in at 484 during the March 23 draw and 490 on Mach 15. Success in the express entry system is predicated on the highest comprehensive ranking system score which also depends on whether an applicant is a skilled worker or not. This is because only those who have a CRS score above the cut-off score for a particular draw will receive an ITA from IRCC during that round of invitations. At the end of March, CRS scores reached their lowest levels since December 2020 (for all program draws).
FYI: During the last quarter of 2020, the all-program CRS cut-off score was 468 (December 23).
Express Entry’s Future
Express Entry draws have historically proven difficult to forecast, from CRS scores to the quantity of ITAs. There is no set method for when the IRCC will surprisingly conduct a draw or how many applicants will obtain an ITA during any given round of invitations, therefore this is expected to continue.
Having said that, it is anticipated that the IRCC would start conducting targeted drawings during the second quarter of this year. Targeted Express Entry drawings will enable IRCC to award ITAs to immigration candidates based on particular variables such as occupation, educational background, language abilities, etc., while the exact start point of these draws is still to be defined.
These draws are anticipated to help Canada in more effectively addressing certain labor market needs, enabling all provinces and territories to boost the impact of immigration into this country.
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