Canada’s Express Entry Draw on June 27, 2023: Welcoming Skilled Immigrants
In a bid to attract skilled workers from around the world, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has successfully completed its latest round of invitations for Express Entry on June 27, 2023. This draw saw a total of 4,300 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) being issued to candidates seeking permanent residence (PR) in Canada. As the 10th all-program draw of the year, it signifies Canada’s commitment to embracing diversity and harnessing the talents of individuals from different backgrounds.
It’s important to note that all-program draws like this one consider applicants from all three Express Entry programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). This ensures that candidates with various skill sets and experiences have an equal opportunity to be invited to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
It is worth mentioning that while this draw followed the standard format for IRCC, the Canadian government recently announced plans to introduce category-based Express Entry draws later in the summer. These draws will target specific occupations or industries, allowing Canada to address labor market needs more efficiently.
To be eligible for an ITA in this draw, all candidates had to meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486. This cut-off score remained consistent with the previous all-program draw that took place on June 8th, 2023. This stability in the CRS cut-off score indicates that the IRCC is carefully considering candidates who meet the eligibility requirements and have a competitive CRS score.
Looking ahead, IRCC is expected to issue its next round of invitations to Express Entry candidates in approximately two weeks. This gives candidates still in the pool an opportunity to enhance their profiles and increase their chances of receiving an ITA in the upcoming draw.
Express Entry, Canada’s primary method of immigration, serves as the application management system for the federal government. It encompasses three programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). These programs attract foreign skilled workers to Canada, providing them with the opportunity to obtain permanent residence in the country.
Gaining permanent residence through Express Entry grants immigrants the same rights and freedoms as Canadian-born citizens. This includes access to healthcare, education, social benefits, and employment opportunities. It’s no wonder that Express Entry has become a popular route for skilled individuals seeking a better future for themselves and their families.
To initiate the process, interested candidates must first self-verify their eligibility for at least one of the three Express Entry programs. Once confirmed, they can create an online profile on IRCC’s website, officially entering the pool of eligible candidates for an ITA through an Express Entry draw.
The waiting period begins after profile creation, during which candidates eagerly anticipate the next Express Entry draw. These draws typically occur every two weeks. During the draw, candidates with a CRS score above the cut-off for that particular draw will receive an ITA. This invitation marks the transition from being a candidate to becoming an Express Entry applicant.
Upon receiving an ITA, candidates have 60 days to submit their electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR) to IRCC. The eAPR serves as a comprehensive submission of all required documents and information necessary for the final assessment of the application.
If you are considering immigrating to Canada through Express Entry, it is crucial to assess your eligibility before proceeding. Completing our FREE Assessment form will help you determine if you meet the criteria and pave the way for your journey towards permanent residence in Canada.
In conclusion, Canada’s Express Entry Draw on June 27, 2023, marked another milestone in the country’s commitment to attracting skilled immigrants. With 4,300 Invitations to Apply issued, candidates from various backgrounds and skill sets have been given the opportunity to pursue their dreams in Canada. As we eagerly await the next draw, it is clear that Canada’s Express Entry system continues to be a beacon of hope for those seeking a brighter future.