Canada drops its CRS to 491 in the recent express entry draw

In the eleventh all-program draw since July 6, the CRS score is declining. Canada's most recent all-program Express Entry draw was held on November 23. Invitations were sent to 4,750 applicants with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 491, according to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). A number of programs seeking qualified applicants sought qualified applicants, such as the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Express Entry is at the heart of all of these initiatives.

Express Entry draws for all programs were suspended for more than 18 months in December 2020. In light of COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the draws have been postponed. Only those people from the CEC or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) received invitations to apply at this time. However, the IRCC also stopped doing draws for the CEC in September 2021.

Similar to the two draws that took place on November 9 and October 26, this one has the same number of ITAs. With each round, the CRS score continues to decline by two or three points.

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Updates are necessary for candidates for Express Entry under Canada's new NOC system.

On November 16, Canada adopted the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021.

To get an Invitation to Apply, Express Entry candidates must update their profiles with the updated NOC 2021. There are now six categories of Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibilities (TEER), and four-digit codes have been changed to five-digit codes.

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"Skill levels" have been replaced with what is referred to as TEER categories in the NOC 2021. TEER categories 0, 1, and 2 have replaced skill levels 0, A, and B.

There are 16 new occupations that are eligible for Express Entry, and three occupations are no longer eligible.

Read our in-depth coverage of NOC 2021 and its impact on Express Entry.

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Also read:

How revisions to the NOC affect candidates for Express Entry

Canada Express Entry Latest Draw 2022

Date of draw


Minimum CRS


November 23, 2022



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Express entry next draw prediction

The Canadian government does an Express Entry draw once every 15 days or so. We can forecast that the next draw will take place on or before December 8, 2022, based on the prior five years' draw schedules and recent draw dates.

Click here to find the express entry draw history

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