The new year is not only raising plenty of aspirations but also bringing a lot of surprises. As far as Canada Immigration has concerned, they are looking to invite a huge number of immigrants in this year. The recent draws are the perfect example recent scenario. Canada holds two back-to-back draws in two days. The month starts with the Provincial Nomination draw that was held on February 1, 2023, and invited 893 candidates. Whereas, on February 2, 2023, the IRCC also created history by declaring the first-ever Federal Skilled Worker-Only draw.
Highlights of the Latest Express Entry Draw #239
- In the first two days of the new month, Canada surprises the aspirants by declaring two consecutive draws.
- On February 1, 2023, the IRCC announced the single program category draw under the Provincial Nominee Program draws.
- The draw invited 893 applicants, who have been nominated by any of the Canadian provinces.
- These candidates have the privilege of adding 600 CRS to their valid express entry profiles because of the PNP nominations.
- The cut-off of this particular draw set by the IRCC was 733. It means, the lowest invited candidates have a CRS score of just 133 points and have been nominated by any province.
Highlights of the Latest Express Entry Draw #240
- Yesterday’s draw has not only a draw but it was a phenomenon that amazed everyone who is looking to Migrate to Canada.
- The Express Entry is begun from January 2015 and since then before yesterday the IRCC has never declared a single draw under the FEDERAL SKILLED WORKER category.
- During the Wuhan virus pandemic COVID – 19, Canadian immigration declared the specific draws under the provincial nomination and Canadian Experience Class.
- The individual category draw nominated 3300 applicants who have a valid express entry profile.
- The best part of the draw was the cut-off which goes down. However, it just went down by one point but in the Express Entry, each point is valuable.
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|Express Entry Draws – 2023|
|Draw #||Date||Immigration Program||Invitations Issued||CRS Cut-Off|
|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|
Comparison Between CRS Score Distribution of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool
|February 1, 2023||January 18, 2023|
|CRS Score Range||Number of Candidates||CRS Score Range||Number of Candidates|
Comparison Between Two Draws Tenure
- There was around a couple of weeks’ gap between the two express entry draws.
- As a result, the number of applicants been increased mainly in the recent CRS scoring range that was declared by the IRCC in the recent draws.
- For instance, a scoring range between 481 to 490 CRS, which is increased by 512 candidates. This may be a positive sign for Canada as they will get skilled workers.
- On the other side, this hike will create a competitive environment for the applicants.
- However, a significant downfall has been noticed for the score range 491-500 CRS. More than 50 per cent of applicants have been cleared between two draws duration.
- A total of almost 600 candidates decreased between the last to recent draws.
This historic event of a single-category Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) draw will certainly bring a sense of satisfaction among aspirants who are looking for Canada PR. Apart from this, as the express entry declared its draw, immediately Ontario province also announced their first draw under Ontario’s Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream. Additionally, the reducing CRS Score is also a good sign for the candidates.Contact Us for Your Canada PR Process!