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Posted on April 13 2023

Express Entry rounds of invitations: 3500 ITAs issued with a CRS of 486

By  Editor
Updated November 15 2023

Highlights: 3500 ITAs Issued in Latest Express Entry Round with a CRS of 486

  • IRCC held first Express Entry draw of the month on April 12, 2023.
  • 3,500 ITAs issued to candidates with CRS score of 486 in all-program draw.
  • 82,880 candidates to become permanent residents via Express Entry by end of 2023.
  • The annual PR status is expected to increase to 114,000 by 2025.

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IRCC held Express Entry draw on April 12, 2023

On April 12, 2023, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the first Express Entry draw of April. The draw selected 3,500 candidates from the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The selected candidates were those with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score of 486. This was an all-program draw.

 Date of draw

 Invitations To Apply  CRS Cut-off Score  Immigration Program
April 12, 2023 3500 486

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Number of candidates obtaining PR status to increase

The number of candidates expected to obtain permanent resident status through the Express Entry program is expected to rise from 82,880 by the end of 2023 to 114,000 annually by 2025.

This indicates that the demand for skilled workers in Canada continues to rise, and the Express Entry program will remain an important pathway for those seeking to immigrate to Canada.

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