Express Entry and Ontario-OINP Draws Stoke Canadian Immigration
In a significant move, the latest Express Entry draw by IRCC has extended invitations to 4,300 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 496. Concurrently, the OINP conducted targeted draws, inviting approximately 2,615 applicants for PR. These combined initiatives underscore Canada's dynamic approach to immigration in 2023.
Express Entry rounds of invitations encompass three main types:
- General Rounds of Invitations: These rounds target top-ranking candidates eligible for any of the three programs managed through Express Entry - the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
- Category-Based Rounds of Invitations: A novel approach, these rounds are established by the Minister to achieve specific economic objectives. The highest-ranking candidates in the pool eligible for the defined category are invited to apply for permanent residence.
- Program-Specific Rounds of Invitations: In this case, candidates eligible for a particular Express Entry program are exclusively invited. For instance, a round could be dedicated to the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), inviting only those eligible for PNP.
This three-pronged strategy adds a layer of complexity to the invitation process, ensuring a comprehensive approach to Canada's immigration goals.
The below table shows all program express entry draws conducted in 2023.
|Date of the draw||Invitation sent||Eligibility criteria|
|15.08.2023||4300||Minimum CRS score of 496|
|01.08.2023||2000||Minimum CRS score of 517|
|11.7.2023||800||Minimum CRS score of 505|
|4.7.2023||700||Minimum CRS score of 511|
|27.6.2023||4,300||Minimum CRS score of 486|
|8.6.2023||4,800||Minimum CRS score of 486|
|24.5.2023||4,800||Minimum CRS score of 488|
|10.5.2023||589||A PNP nomination, Minimum CRS score of 691|
|26.4.2023||3,500||Minimum CRS score of 483|
|12.4.2023||3,500||Minimum CRS score of 486|
|29.3.2023||7,000||Minimum CRS score of 481|
|23.3.2023||7,000||Minimum CRS score of 484|
|15.3.2023||7,000||Minimum CRS score of 490|
|1.3.2023||667||A provincial Nomination from a province in Canada, Minimum CRS score of 748|
|15.2.2023||699||Minimum CRS score of 791, A provincial nomination from a province in Canada|
|2.2.2023||3,300||Only to the candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker program, A minimum CRS score of 489|
|1.2.2023||893||Only to the candidates who already hold a provincial nomination|
|18.1.2023||Same||Minimum CRS score of 490|
|11.1.2023||5,500||Minimum CRS score of 507|
Category-Based Express Entry Draw 2023
Following this, the table below provides a comprehensive overview of the category-based Express Entry draws conducted thus far. For more detailed insights into what are category-based draws, kindly refer to the latest changes announced for express entry selection.
|Date of Draw||Number of Invitations Issued||Minimum CRS||Program Specified|
|August 3, 2023||1500||388||Trades Occupations|
|August 2, 2023||800||435||French Language Proficiency|
|July 12, 2023||3,800||375||French Language Proficiency|
|July 7, 2023||2,300||439||French Language Proficiency|
|July 6, 2023||1,500||463||Healthcare Occupations|
|July 5, 2023||500||486||STEM Occupation|
|June 28, 2023||500||476||Healthcare Occupations|
OINP's Targeted Draws Elevate Immigration Possibilities
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) conducted targeted draws that align with the province's labor market needs. In recent news, OINP issued approximately 2,615 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency for the profiles created between November 22, 2022, up till August 15, 2023. These draws were tailored to the Employer Job Offer streams, encompassing:
- Foreign Workers
- International Students
- In-Demand Skills Stream
The draws meticulously focused on professionals in the Trades, Tech, and Healthcare sectors, aligning with the industries of the future.
|Stream||ITA's||Score Range||Targeted Draws|
|Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream||375||30 and above||Targeted draw for 54 skilled trades occupations|
|Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker stream||1,131||30 and above||Targeted draw for 42 health and 11 tech occupations|
|Employer Job Offer: International Student Stream||853||61 and above||Targeted draw for 54 skilled trades occupations|
|Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream||256||23 and above||Targeted draw for 22 in-demand occupations|
Canada’s Immigration Pathways Pave the Way for Prosperity
In essence, Canada's steadfast commitment to enhancing its immigration framework while aligning it with economic goals stands as a testament to its unwavering dedication to shaping a skilled and prosperous nation. In this landscape, immigration consultants like GetGIS play a pivotal role, in offering you PR solutions that seamlessly guide individuals toward their aspirations of settling and contributing to Canada's thriving future.