Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship (IRCC) issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 4,800 candidates on June 8, 2023.
The June month’s first All-program Express Entry draw required candidates to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 486 points for selection. The lowest CRS cut-off record for All-program Express Entry draws is 413 points, while the highest record stands at 886 points. The number of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of June 8 is 222,166.
The Express Entry profiles remain active in the pool for one year from the profile creation date. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) does not announce a public schedule of Express Entry draws.
The new category-based Express Entry draws
IRCC will begin holding category-based Express Entry draws targeting the following categories.
- Healthcare occupations
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations
- Transport occupations
- Agri-food and agriculture occupations
- Trades occupations like carpenters, contractors, and plumbers
IRCC will also target a category of French-speaking candidates in the new category-based Express Entry draws. The candidates in these categories will receive rankings to facilitate the selection of the highest-ranking candidates in the category-based Express Entry draws.