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In The Most Recent Draw, The Express Entry CRS Score Dropped To 496.

Published on : Thu, Oct 27 2022     131

The CRS has not dropped below 500 in an all-program draw since December 2020.

On October 26, Canada held its most recent all-program Express Entry draw.

This is the ninth draw since all program draws were resumed on July 6.

Invitations were sent to 4,750 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 496. Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class may receive invitations to apply (CEC). These programs all utilize the Express Entry architecture.

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Beginning in December 2020, all Express Entry program draws were suspended for a period of more than 18 months. Throughout the hiatus, invitations to apply were only sent to those who qualified for the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) (ITAs). The draws had to be postponed due to a surplus of applications brought on by restrictions on travel caused by the coronavirus. In September 2021, the IRCC also stopped holding lotteries for the CEC.

Express Entry Latest Draw:

Date of drawInvitationsMinimum CRSStream

October 26th, 2022



Not specified

The CRS has never dropped below 500 since drawings resumed before this draw. The previous time the score fell to this low was on December 23, 2020, when it was 468. After that draw, all-program Express Entry draws were suspended to avoid adding to the backlog of applications for Canada permanent residence.

It is clear from the eight previous drawings that IRCC can issue more ITAs by lowering the CRS score because the number of candidates rose while the number of applicants continuously decreased.

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Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 is scheduled to be implemented soon.

The Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) releases a new plan year each year that details the goal number of immigrants that Canada wishes to receive over the following three years. The statistics are further divided into categories of immigrants and programs that are linked. By 2022, the Immigration Levels Plan sought to add 55,900 new permanent residents to Canada through Express Entry Canada. Up until now, Canada has accepted slightly more than 28,000 new Canadian permanent residents through its Express Entry programs between January and August 31. Another Immigration Levels Plan is anticipated to be delivered by November 1 of this year.

What is Canada Express Entry?

The Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) all use Express Entry Canada as their candidate for the board structure. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is currently eligible for anything akin to one of these schemes in the Express Entry pool.

The profiles of candidates are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a point-based system used by Canada Express Entry. The Invitation to Apply (ITA) is extended to the candidates who scored the highest; following that, they may submit an application for permanent residence in Canada.

Once the applicant submits the application, an IRCC representative reviews it and determines whether to sponsor the applicant. If this is successful, the applicant will then be a permanent resident of Canada and will have taken a step toward attaining Canadian citizenship.

Statistics Canada recently released the "Immigration Selection Factors and the Earnings of Principal Applicants" study, an update of the 2015 investigation that had a substantial influence on the creation of the Comprehensive Ranking System.

The study examined the variables that had the greatest short-, medium, and long-term impacts on the incomes of newly arrived permanent residents of Canada. It was shown that education, prior work experience, and language ability continued to be important determining variables. The most significant influence on a person's attitude toward their financial status was found to be employment experience prior to landing, particularly that acquired in Canada.

It is anticipated that the upcoming Express Entry Draw would take place on November 9, 2022.

Click here to view all previous Express Entry Draw 2022 results.

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