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Canada Declares the Latest Express Entry Draw #262, Invited 4300 Applicants

Aug 16,2023

Canada Declares the Latest Express Entry Draw 262, Invited 4300 Applicants

Canada declares the latest Express Entry Draw #262. The draw invited 4300 applicants from the No Program Specified category. Interestingly the CRS cut-off was closed to way high points of 496, even though the round invited more than four thousand candidates. The tie-breaking rule was announced for the draw was August 01, 2023, at 12:59:52 UTC.

Latest Express Entry Draw

Date – 15 August 2023 CRS Score – 496 Points
Invitations – 4300 No Program Specified

According to some analysis, it seems several aspirants are not only increasing their skills and enhancing their CRS scores but also plenty of students who went to Canada during the last few years now becoming eligible with their Canadian Study and Experience.

Express Entry Draws In 2023

Draw # Date Immigration Program ITAs CRS Cut-Off
262 August 15, 2023 No Program Specified 4,300 496
261 August 3, 2023 Trade occupations 1,500 388
260 August 2, 2023 French language proficiency 800 435
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
Total 77,748

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Highlights of the Draw

  • The latest draw brings some interesting facts and figures.
  • This is the fourth in a row draw of the month and the second consecutive under the No Program Specified category.
  • Moreover, this is the fourteenth draw for the year 2023 under the same category.
  • As compared to last August 1, 2023, draw this draw is closed with 21 low points.
  • The August 1st draw has given nominations to 2,000 aspirants with a 517 CRS cut-off.
  • Whereas, through the latest draw 2300 more candidates have received their final ITA (invitation to apply) than the last draw.
  • The variation between the cut-off and different categories signifies the potentiality of Canada PR. However, the score cut-off is still way high and to be qualified for Canadian permanent residency applicants have to work hard.

Candidates in the Express Entry Pool as of August 15, 2023

CRS score range Number of

Candidates

601-1200 984
501-600 2,172
451-500 55,924
491-500 2,709
481-490 6,721
471-480 19,351
461-470 14,976
451-460 12,167
401-450 53,709
441-450 11,184
431-440 11,596
421-430 9,573
411-420 10,282
401-410 11,074
351-400 61,289
301-350 31,980
0-300 5,298
TOTAL 2,11,356

Conclusion

In conclusion, the latest Express Entry draws may encourage people with a high number of invitations. However, the ground reality is that candidates from outer land have to push their limits and score decently in their language. Suppose CLB 9 becomes a bare minimum criterion to apply through the Express Entry program and would like to touch the latest cut-off then a few steps may help a lot. For instance, you can increase your score through Achieve CLB 9 in English language and French language tests like TCF Canada & TEF. Secondly, if you may qualify for a Canada study visa then it’s better to process it because Canadian study and Canadian work experience support you to increase your CRS score.

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