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The IRCC Issued 4,300 ITAs in the Most Recent Express Entry Draw

According to a recent update from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the fifteenth Express Entry draw of 2023 has just been held. The issuance of 4,300 invites in an all-program draw by IRCC serves as another affirmation of its dedication to luring qualified individuals who are in line with the country’s economic objectives. To...

first Express Entry draw of April

The IRCC Invites 3,500 Candidates to the First Express Entry Draw of April

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has just held an all-program Express Entry draw for the month of April, inviting a total of 3,500 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score for this draw was 486, with IRCC considering candidates from all programs. Express Entry...

Surprise Express Entry Draw

Surprise Express Entry Draw: Canada Invites 7,000 More Candidates for Permanent Residency

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently conducted the eighth Express Entry draw of 2023, inviting 7,000 candidates in an all-program draw with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 484. The all-program draw means that candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled...

PNP-Only Express Entry Draw

IRCC Invites 667 Candidates in PNP-Only Express Entry Draw

IRCC held the sixth Express Entry draw of 2023. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 667 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 748. This was the fourth program-specific draw of 2023 following the results of the PNP-only draw on February 15. Three of the program-specific draws have been...

Express Entry Now Open

Express Entry Now Open to Bus and Truck Drivers

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is transitioning from its National Occupation Classification (NOC) 2016 to an updated NOC 2021. With the transition to NOC 2021, IRCC has made 16 occupations eligible for Express Entry, including transport truck and bus drivers, two occupations with significant labour shortages throughout the country. Lack of School Bus Drivers...

Federal Skilled Workers-Only Draw

First Federal Skilled Workers-Only Draw Has Been Held Through Express Entry in the History of Canada

The Express Entry draw for 2023 was held on February 2. A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 489. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 3,300 candidates with a minimum score of 489. The draw was only applicable to candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program for the first time since...

Alberta Express Entry

Alberta Express Entry Adds Family Members to Eligibility Criteria

As of January 18th, the Alberta Advantage Immigration Program (AAIP), which serves as Alberta’s Provincial Nomination Program, added the requirement that candidates have relatives in the province as one of their criteria for selecting candidates for the Alberta Express Entry stream (managed under the AAIP). As a result of this, candidates in the federal Express...

Express Entry Draws Considering

Express Entry Draws Considering Occupations and Other Factors

Earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held consultations with the public and stakeholders in order to adapt Express Entry to better match Canada’s economic needs and labour shortages by adapting the application management system. In order to accomplish this goal, the department plans to create Express Entry categories that target key attributes...