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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 July 25 2023

Highlights: Express Entry Update: 3500 ITAs Issued with a CRS of 486

  • IRCC held the first Express Entry draw of April 2023, inviting candidates from all programs.
  • It issued 3,500 ITAs to candidates with a CRS score of 486 or above.
  • 82,880 candidates to obtain permanent residency through Express Entry by the end of 2023.
  • The figure is expected to increase to 114,000 annually by 2025.

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IRCC held the first Express Entry draw of April

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held the first Express Entry draw of April on April 12, 2023. It was an all-program draw, and candidates were selected from the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The candidates who received invitations to apply (ITAs) had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score of 486. A total of 3,500 ITAs were issued in this draw.

Date of draw

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

All Program

By 2023, 82,880 candidates to obtain PR status

According to recent data, by the end of 2023, 82,880 candidates are expected to obtain permanent resident status through the Express Entry program. This figure is expected to increase to 114,000 annually by 2025.

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