Canada Express Entry: 2023 Year-End Recap!
31-12-23
Yogesh shukla
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted 42 Express Entry draws in 2023. In the first half, Express Entry continued with post-pandemic patterns established in 2022, following the resumption of Express Entry draws after an 18-month gap that started in December 2020.  

Type of Draws

A total of 42 Express Entry draws were conducted by IRCC in 2023. This included:

  • 19 All-program draws, 
  • 17 Category-based selection draws, 
  • 5 Provincial Nominee Program-only draws, and 
  • 1 Federal Skilled Worker Program draw.

Surprisingly, no invitations were given specifically to FSTP candidates in 2023

CRS Score Range 

Recent IRCC data shows that ITAs in 2023 were issued to: 

  • 56,223 candidates with CRS scores ranging between 451 and 500.
  • 4,433 candidates with CRS scores ranging between 501 and 600.
  • 1,011 candidates with CRS scores ranging between 601 and 1200.

Between the first draw conducted on January 11 and the most recent one on December 21, IRCC issued 110,266 ITAs.

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