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Posted on August 24 2023

2nd Express Entry draw of 2023 invites 5,500 candidates

By  Editor
Updated October 09 2023

Highlights: 2nd Express Entry draw of 2023 invites 5,500 candidates

  • IRCC conducted its 2nd Express Entry draw of the New Year 2023.
  • The #238 all-program Express Entry draw.
  • Canada invited 5,500 candidates in its 2nd all-program Express Entry draw on January 18, 2023.
  • The minimum CRS score that is considered for this draw was 490.
  • After the Express Entry draws were resumed in July 2022, the lowest CRS score that is recorded was 490.
  • IRCC has been reducing the CRS score to attract more foreign nationals.
  • The applicants who have received Express Entry ITAs must apply for Canada PR through CEC, FSTP, and FSWP programs under Express Entry.

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Details of 2nd Express Entry draw of 2023

The table below displays the Express Entry draw details held on January 18, 2023, along with scores.

Draw No.

Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#238 All Program draw January 18, 2023 5,500


What is Express Entry?

  1. Express Entry is an application management system that provides a route for skilled workers to become Canada Permanent Residents.
  2. Express Entry takes six months or less to process a potential skilled worker PR application.
  3. Express Entry is a Federal pathway of PR, and there are three economic immigration programs under it.
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class

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How does Express Entry work?

  • An individual must create an Express Entry profile by providing personal, work experience, and education details.
  • To qualify for the Express Entry pool, one must meet the eligibility criteria of any of the three economic immigration pathways.
  • Once the individual submits their profile, the points scoring system will give you a score through the Comprehensive Ranking System.
  • This determines the individual's profile is in the Express Entry pool.
  • Update your profile with valid job offers, education, and language skills to keep the profile active in the pool.
  • Top-ranking applicants will be sent invitations from Express Entry.
  • Express Entry sends invitations to the applicants' profiles in the pool only if they are active during the draw date.

Previous Express Entry draw of 2023

The following table depicts the previous draw details of Express Entry conducted on January 11, 2023.

Draw No.

Program Date of Draw ITAs issued CRS score
#237 All Program draw January 11, 2023 5,500


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