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Posted on November 24 2022

IRCC accepts lower CRS scores; Express Entry draw has 4,750 people invited

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Updated July 25 2023

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Highlights: Canada Express Entry draw held on November 23, 2022

  • A Canada Express Entry draw was conducted on November 23, 2022.
  • Again, 4,750 Canada immigration candidates were offered permanent residence.
  • The immigration draw was an all-program draw.
  • The minimum CRS score required has come down to 491 from 494 points which were in the draw held on November 9, 2022.

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The Canada Express Entry is making interesting progress of sorts as the latest Express Entry draw happened on November 23, 2022. This was an all-program draw, involving FSW, FST, and CEC candidates. In all, the number of invitations issued to eligible Canada immigration candidates was 4,750.

The notable development in the draw was in the minimum CRS score points stipulated in this draw. It has again lowered to reach 491 this time. In the last Express Entry draw held on November 9, 2022, the minimum CRS score requirement was 494. It’s getting better for immigrants worldwide who can now find their opportunity to immigrate to Canada better as the minimum CRS requirement is coming down.

Here are the details of the Express Entry draw:

Express Entry Draw #236

Date of Draw:

November 23, 2022

Number of Invitations Issued:

Minimum CRS:


Program Specified: 

All program
Tie-breaking rule:

October 13, 2022, 11:22:17 UTC

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What does dipping the CRS score mean?

Have you wondered why the CRS score for Express Entry draws dipping? This is going to help the IRCC increase the number of invitations (ITAs) that are issued. A larger number of ITAs is necessary at this point in time as the country needs more skilled workers to fill the jobs vacant in the country.

There are three economic immigration streams under Express Entry namely:

  • FSW – Federal Skilled Workers
  • FST – Federal Skilled Trader
  • CEC – Canadian Experience Class

Through these streams, Canada aims to achieve the goal of bringing in 500,000 skilled individuals each year by the year 2025. This is the best bet Canada has to solve its acute worker shortage in key and other industries.

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So, now you have a lesser worry about scoring high CRS scores to get an opportunity to immigrate to Canada. A lower CRS score is going to help a lot more deserving immigration candidates to join those who can now get employed and live in Canada, also satisfying the need of the Canadian economy for more skilled hands at work.

Nevertheless, you can always attempt to improve your CRS scores by doing the following:

  • Do you have a sibling in Canada? That could fetch you 15 points.
  • Are you a candidate registered under FST or CEC stream? If yes, you could claim up to 200 additional CRS points.
  • Have you already submitted your language proficiency test score? No worries. You can retake the exam (IELTS, PTE, etc.) and better your score. You individually can get up to 260 points for your language ability. Why now scale it up with some expert coaching like the one we provide at Y-Axis?
  • Get more work experience and score more CRS points. It also makes you more resourceful for your employer in Canada.
  • Attempt for immigration through PNP (Provincial Nominee Programs). Find out the best opportunities that suit you in Canadian provinces. If you get nominated through a province, you will get an additional 600 CRS points that will catapult your opportunities for Canada immigration.
  • Get a Canadian job offer.

If you are willing to migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

Global citizens are the future. We help make it possible through our immigration services.

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