|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).
|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|
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.
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.