Canada Selects 3300 Candidates Via Express Entry

Canada Selects 3300 Candidates Via Express Entry

Michael Zimmer Published:
February 04, 2023

Canada has invited 3300 candidates from the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residence on February 2nd. Foreign nationals who ranked among the first 3300 were eligible for invitations. The issuing of invitations happened on February 2nd. The Comprehensive Ranking System CRS cut-off score required in this draw to get selected was 489.

If there is a tie between candidates, the cut-off will be based on the date and time their Express Entry profiles were created. To learn more on this topic, visit this section on our website. In this draw, candidates from all Express Entry aligned Federal Programs were eligible. That is, the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), & Canadian Experience Class (CEC).


The below chart shows the CRS Cut-off scores for the last 10 EE draws – specific to FSWC:



As you can see in the above graph, the cut-off CRS score of this draw has clearly come below the cut-off CRS score of the draw that was held on 18th January. In our previous article (Read the Full article here) our experts had made this prediction. In that article, we had furnished the reasons why the cut-off CRS score of January 11 draw went beyond its preceding draw, as well as the projected a trend for the upcoming draws in 2023 so that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) can meet the multi-year immigration target it has set for 2023-25, i.e., to welcome over 500,000 new immigrants by the end of 2025.

The new draw trend, combined with the new changes effected to Express Entry, greatly increase prospects for aspirants, when compared to the scenario before 16 November 2022 – when the new NOC [Version 2021] was not in place.


What is Express Entry (EE)?

Express Entry is an electronic selection system used by the Federal as well as Provincial governments of Canada [to select], as well as designated Canadian employers [to nominate] candidates for Canadian permanent residence under three of its popular economic [skilled] immigration programs:

Candidates eligible for any of the above programs are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the Express Entry Pool. It is based on their Core/Human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English and/or French, etc. And, based on scores, candidates are periodically invited (or nominated) for permanent residence.


Contact us today to know if you qualify to migrate to Canada. Check out Owlspriority Immigration’s Canada Settlement Resources to learn about finding employment in Canada, making your initial days stress-free, etc.

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