Express Entry Draw: 23rd March 2023 (Eighth Draw of 2023)


Express Entry Draw: #244
Total Number of Invitations: 7000
Minimum CRS score required: 484
Date of Draw: 23rd March 2023
Program Specified: No Program Specified

On the 8th draw of 2023,the Canadian Immigration system sent invitations without specifying any particular program. Federal Skilled Workers, Skilled Trade workers, CEC professionals and applicants who have applied for the enhanced Provincial Nominee Program are invited to apply. It is the second time Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent 7,000 invitations in 2023, a record invitation (27,332) after the #176th draw published on 13th February 2021.

Canada Express Entry

The Express Entry system is the best pathway for International Workers to move to Canada. It covers the following three programs to help expatriates make Canada their permanent home:

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

OINP Express Entry Draw:

On 16th March 2023, OINP sent invitations through the following streams:

Ontario’s French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream
Health, Education and Finance occupations
Tech, Trades and Other Priority occupations

British Columbia Express Entry Draw:

On 21st March, British Columbia sent invitations including Skilled Worker EEBC stream and International graduate EEBC stream for the following occupations:

Tech occupations
Early childhood educators and assistants
Healthcare workers
Other priority occupations: NOC 31103,32104


As with the 8th Express Entry draw of 2023, again, seven thousand ITAs have been issued under various immigration programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trade Program, Canadian Experience Class and Enhanced Provincial Nominee Program, which shows the Canadian immigration system has been updated with Advance technologies and enhanced the speed of application processing.