Biggest express entry draws in March
Immigration, refugees and citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued the highest number of ITAs in the month of March, 2023. It is the most ITA’s over a single month in over 2 years, which is the second largest all program draw in over 2 years. A total of 4 all program express entry program draws were issued by IRCC. The express entry programs which were prioritized by IRCC were Canadian experience class (CEC), Federal skilled worker program (FSWP) and Federal skilled Trades program (FSTP).
The Immigration levels plan expects ITA to be sent to at least 82,000 candidates under the above mentioned categories, by the next 3 years (2023-2025). The target for next year (2024) will be 109,020 and in 2025, 114,000 candidates are expected to immigrate to Canada.
The IRCC issued 21,667 ITA’s since the program started which was recorded the second highest since the program started 8 years ago.
Previously in January, 5,500 ITA’s were issued on 18th and on March 15th draw 7,000 ITA’s were sent to apply for a PR in canada.
A total of 21,000 ITA’s were sent in two weeks, on 15th March 7,000 candidates were to be sent an ITA, after that 23rd March again 7,000 ITA’s were issued and finally after 6 days, on 30th March last 7,000 immigration candidates were invited to apply for the permanent resident visa.
It recorded the lowest Comprehensive ranking score (CRS) in March, 2023 since December, 2020. The CRS score was 490 in the first all program draw of the month on 15th March, 484 on 23rd March and further dropped to 481 on 30th March.
FUTURE OF EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS!
The express entry draw has been hard to predict and this shall continue in the coming times. The ITA’s are sent to the candidates based on their educational qualifications, age, occupation, work experience, language skills etc. By issuing these draws IRCC ensures that talented candidates immigrate to Canada and help grow the Canadian labor market.