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    The Latest Express Entry Draw Under PNP Invited 699 Candidates

    Feb 16,2023


    At the time of the last two back-to-back draws, which were held on February 1st and February 2nd, we, Aspire Square have analyzed that the IRCC may declare the third draw of the month. As expected today Canada Immigration announced the third draw for the month.

    The latest draw invited 699 candidates with a CRS cut-off of 791 points. However, the latest draw is been announced under the provincial nomination category only. This is the second PNP category draw for the month as well.

    Highlights of the Draw

    • This #241 draw has a focus only on the provincial nominee program’s candidates.
    • Along with the particular draw, Canada already invited 15,892 candidates from the economic immigration category for the year.
    • Despite declaring three draws for the month, the invitations are still less than the last month’s ITAs.
    • As compared to the last month, in January 2023, Canada invited 11000 whereas, in February 2023, a month has concerned, almost 4900 aspirants have received their final invitation to apply for Canada PR.
    • The difference is huge it is more than 6000 invitations. Still, one more week to go so this might be an indication that the Canadian Immigration department may create a history and declare the fourth draw for the month.

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    Analytical Points

    • Why do we come to the speculation that the IRCC may declare yet another draw for the month? Because of two significant points.
    • First, as per the Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023 – 2025, this year the country is targeting 266,210, migrants from the Economic class immigration categories.
    • Out of them, almost 50% of immigrants are expected to come through their standard programs like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Provincial Nominee Program, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
    • Second, to meet the target of inviting this number of immigrants the government has to declare another draw.
    • Apart from this, if we take another scenario and there will be no further draw for the month. It will create additional pressure to invite more and more candidates in the upcoming months.
    • Moreover, if the government will take the initiative on a serious note and will work vigorously to achieve the target. Then there will the best chance for inland and outland applicants to get the invitations in massive numbers.
    Draw #DateImmigration ProgramInvitations IssuedCRS Cut-Off
    241February 16, 2023Provincial Nominee Program699791
    240February 2, 2023Federal Skilled Worker3,300489
    239February 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program893733
    238January 18, 2023No Program Specified5,500490
    237January 11, 2023No Program Specified5,500507
    Total Express Entry Invitations in 202315,892

    CRS Score Distribution of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool

    February 1, 2023


    If you are an aspirant and looking to Migrate to Canada permanently, then this is one of the best times to start preparing accordingly. As per the recent analysis, Canada is inviting migrants slowly but strongly. If we study the world immigration scenario then we will find that Australia not only opens their international borders but also invited almost 60K onshore and offshore applicants for Australia PR. On the other side, countries like the UK, USA, New Zealand and the European Union start focusing on international students to encourage them to apply for a study visa. As a result, it is not wrong to predict that this year Canada will going to invite a big number of international students but also will send as many as Canada permanent residency requests to the aspirants.

    Also Read: Best Countries To Study Abroad For Indian Students

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