Last Updated Aug 02,2023

Canada Declares Latest Express Entry Draw with CRS Cut-Off of 517

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Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the latest Express Entry Draw on August 1, 2023. The draw invited 2,000 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 517. This is the highest CRS cut-off for an all-program draw in 2023.

After waiting for almost one month, No Program Specified Category draw has been declared. No Program Specified means the draw includes all three Express Entry Programs (Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program).

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Highlights of the Latest Express Entry Draw

  • As per discussed above, this draw’s cut-off is the highest in the entire year
  • Whereas the second-highest time cut-off was 511 CRS points on July 4, 2023
  • The Tie-breaking rule of the draw was June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 UTC
  • This is the third consecutive draw under the No Program Specified category that was declared over the 500 CRS points.

Express Entry Draws In 2023

Draw # Date Immigration Program Invitations Issued CRS Cut-Off
259 August 1, 2023 No Program Specified 2,000 517
258 July 12, 2023 French language proficiency 3,800 375
257 July 11, 2023 No Program Specified 800 505
256 July 7, 2023 French language proficiency 2,300 439
255 July 6, 2023 Healthcare occupations 1,500 463
254 July 5, 2023 STEM occupations 500 486
253 July 4, 2023 No Program Specified 700 511
252 June 28, 2023 Healthcare occupations 500 476
251 June 27, 2023 No Program Specified 4,300 486
250 June 8, 2023 No Program Specified 4,800 486
249 May 24, 2023 No Program Specified 4,800 488
248 May 10, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 589 691
247 April 26, 2023 No Program Specified 3,500 483
246 April 12, 2023 No Program Specified 3,500 486
245 March 29, 2023 No Program Specified 7,000 481
244 March 23, 2023 No Program Specified 7,000 484
243 March 15, 2023 No Program Specified 7,000 490
242 March 1, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 667 748
241 February 15, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 699 791
240 February 2, 2023 Federal Skilled Worker 3,300 489
239 February 1, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 893 733
238 January 18, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 490
237 January 11, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 507

Latest Express Entry Pool

  • As per the given below table Express Entry portal has more than 200,000 active profiles.
  • Out of them over 55,000 plus candidates fall between the 451 to 500 CRS point range
  • And if we may analyse the range 481 to 490 that considered over 6000 aspirants.
  • These figures show the reasons for the high Express Entry cut-off.
Candidates in the Express Entry pool

as of August 1, 2023

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 1,308
501-600 2,019
451-500 55,295
491-500 2,286
481-490 6,236
471-480 19,398
461-470 15,100
451-460 12,275
401-450 54,173
441-450 11,293
431-440 11,721
421-430 9,618
411-420 10,369
401-410 11,172
351-400 61,438
301-350 32,077
0-300 5,219
Total 2,11,529

Conclusion

“The latest draw is a sign that Canada is continuing to welcome skilled immigrants. The country has a target of admitting 1.2 million new permanent residents in 2023.” This sort of line we have seen on different platforms. However, the reality is far different than the fiction. The latest decisions of the Canadian government are in contradiction with the statement. Because in July month to promote Canada Study Visa, the government announced that Canada immigration will now accept 4 new English language tests from 10th August. On the other side, Canada Permanent Residency programs are divided into Category-Based Selection formats. The categories divided the occupations into five different categories.

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