Latest Express Entry Draw 262 | 4300 ITAs & Lowest CRS Score 496

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Express Entry Draw: #262
Total Number of Invitations: 4300
Minimum CRS score required: 496
Date of Draw: 15th August 2023
Program Specified: No Program Specified

IRCC has announced its #262nd express entry draw, where 4,300 invitations have been sent to express entry applicants with a valid express entry profile and a job seeker validation code.The minimum C.R.S. score required is 496. 21 points have increased compared to the last Express Entry Draw with no specific program (#259th express entry draw).

Recent Express Entry Draws Report (No Program Specified):

Express Entry Draw Date Immigration Program Total Invitations CRS cut-off
253 04-07-23 No Program Specified 700 511
257 11-07-23 No Program Specified 800 505
259 01-08-23 No Program Specified 2000 517
262 15-08-23 No Program Specified 4300 496
Image is about Express Entry Draws Invitations and CRS score in latest draws

  • In July and August 2023, 4 Express Entry draws (No Program Specified) invited a total of 7900 candidates.
  • The average C.R.S. cut-off score for these draws was 507.
  • The lowest C.R.S. cut-off score was 496 in the most recent draw
  • This suggests the Canadian government is becoming more open to accepting skilled immigrants.
  • The most recent draw issued the highest number of invitations (4300).
  • This indicates that the Canadian government is planning to increase immigration levels shortly.

In other words, the Canadian government is inviting more and more candidates to apply for permanent residency, even if they do not have the highest C.R.S. scores. This is a positive sign for immigrants who are considering moving to Canada.

Latest Express Entry Draw Conclusion:

On the #262ndnd express entry draw, the Canadian immigration department sent 4,500 invitations to apply for new immigrants. Canada has invited 77,748 Express Entry candidates through the Express Entry program, including Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Class, Skilled Trade Class and the new Category based occupations.

The new immigration minister, Marc Miller, has also made it clear that he is committed to increasing immigration levels to Canada. The Canadian government wants to see Canada welcome over 1 million immigrants per year by 2026.

This is good news for skilled workers who are considering immigrating to Canada. The Express Entry system is a great way to immigrate to Canada, and the recent changes suggest that the system is becoming more accessible to a broader range of candidates.

If you are interested in immigrating to Canada, now is a great time to start your Express Entry application. The sooner you start, the higher your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residency.