Posted on January 12 2023
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Abstract: The first draw of the year for Express Entry invited 5,500 candidates on January 11, 2023.
Canada conducted its first Express Entry draw of 2023 recently. The last draw was held on November 23, 2022.
On January 11, 2023, IRCC or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada invited 5,500 candidates with a minimum score of 507 in the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System. This draw witnessed a significant number of ITAs being issued. It is the largest Express Entry draw for all programs since they were resumed in July 2022.
The candidates invited in the recent draw can now apply for permanent residency or a Canada PR visa.
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Detailed information about the last two draws of Express Entry is given in the table below:
|All Program Express Entry Draws|
|Date||No. of Candidates Invited||Minimum Score|
|Jan 11, 2023||5,500||507|
|Nov 23, 2022||4,750||491|
The candidates who have been invited are from the pool of:
All the programs are part of the Express Entry system
In 2022, IRCC announced multiple changes in the Express Entry system of 2023. In November, IRCC changed the NOC 2016 to NOC 2021 TEER codes. The NOC or National Occupation Classification system helps in categorizing a candidate's skill level and profession in the Express Entry system.
IRCC changed the skills category from 0-D level to a system of TEER or training, education, experience, and responsibilities. In the NOC 2021, 16 occupations are eligible for economic immigration programs facilitated by Express Entry.
Canada has also increased the number of foreign nationals they plan to welcome under Express Entry programs. The increased target was stated in the Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, which was released on November 1, 2022.
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