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    Canada Immigration – Back-to-Back Express Entry Draw Invited 5500 Candidates

    Jan 19,2023

    Canada Immigration – Back-to-Back Express Entry Draw Invited 5500 Candidates

    Two back-to-back draws from the Express Entry invited 11,000 candidates in a week. The update seems that the New Year brings a bunch of positive news for the candidates who are looking to migrate to Canada. As per the latest update, Canada Express Entry declared the second consecutive draw on January 18, 2023. The latest draw yet again invited 5500 candidates and most importantly, the draw cut-off drastically goes down by 17 points. It seems that Canadian Immigration may cover the December month’s gap in January month and it is not wrong to predict that there is likely a chance that the third draw of the month may come soon.

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    Highlights of the Latest Express Entry Draw #238

    • The latest Express Entry draw #238 announced on January 18, 2023. The draw has nominated 5500 candidates form all the programs.
    • The draw CRS (Comprehensive Ranking Score) declared at 490 points, which is 17 points down than previous #237 Express Entry Draw.
    • This update gives a sense of satisfaction to many candidates who are looking to Move to Canada as a permanent resident.
    • From both draws, the government has already invited 11,000 candidates, which is a great sign for Canadian immigration.
    • This is not usual that Express Entry declared continues draws within a week. As per the analysis, this draw came to cover the deficit of December month.
    • Secondly, there was no single draw declared in December 2022 due to some technical glitch occur because system has not adopted the changes of the latest TEER system.
    • In addition, the first draw of the year has nominated most of the candidates from Provincial Nominee Program and Canadian Experience Class.
    Draw # Date Immigration program Invitations issued CRS Cut-off
    238 January 18, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 490
    237 January 11, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 507

    Comparison Between CRS Score Distribution of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool

    January 18, 2023 January 11, 2023
    CRS Score Range Number of Candidates CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
    601-1200 614 601-1200 2,995
    501-600 1,918 501-600 3,897
    451-500 65,296 451-500 64,866
    491-500 3,384 491-500 3,141
    481-490 11,848 481-490 11,783
    471-480 20,106 471-480 20,030
    461-470 16,854 461-470 16,802
    451-460 13,104 451-460 13,110
    401-450 59,491 401-450 59,277
    441-450 12,416 441-450 12,354
    431-440 13,010 431-440 12,928
    421-430 10,159 421-430 10,152
    411-420 11,444 411-420 11,394
    401-410 12,462 401-410 12,449
    351-400 70,421 351-400 70,204
    301-350 36,754 301-350 36,547
    0-300 5,519 0-300 5,469
    TOTAL 240,013 TOTAL 2,43,255

    The above table shows the comparison between the CRS score range in between the week.

    • The last draw held on January 11, 2023, that has cut-off of 507 and latest one held at 490 points.
    • The number tells the story of exceptionally downfall of CRS. On January 11, nearly 3900 candidates were between 501 to 600 CRS and with the latest draw 50% of candidates invited until the latest draw with 1918.
    • On the other side, almost 300 candidates increased between the two dates. The figure is also indicating that the next may goes down by 2 to 5 points, if Canada would like to invite the same number candidates.
    • Moreover, as per the total numbers, there are more than 3000 candidates decreased in the latest draw. This is also a good sign that Canada government targeting to invite more and more candidates.


    Certainly, this number brings a constructive change in upcoming time of Canada Immigration. If the changes will remain, continue then it may invite a huge number of candidates in next six months. However, the only challenge is increasing number of express entry profiles in the pool. Therefore, if you are a candidate and wish for Canada PR then you should try to enhance your CRS score up to 460 to 470 at least. Because this range of CRS may not give the direct Federal nomination but it likely to bring the Provincial Nomination from the provinces like Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

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