Latest Express Entry Draw #257 I CRS Score I Exciting Analysis

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held Express Entry Draw #257 on July 11, 2023. This was a “No Program Specified” draw, meaning that candidates from all eligible programs were eligible to be invited to apply for permanent residency. We will discuss the details of Express Entry Draw #257, also will discuss about the next draw and answer some FAQ’s about the Express Entry system.

Latest Express Entry Draw #257 Details :

Program : No Program Specified

Number of invitations issued: 800

Rank required to be invited to apply: 800 or above

Date and time of round: July 11, 2023 at 17:53:49 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 505

How was the CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of July 11, 2023?

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates
601-1200276
501-600619
451-50051,689
491-500834
481-4904,686
471-48019,234
461-47014,827
451-46012,108
401-45055,570
441-45011,164
431-44012,162
421-4309,896
411-42010,775
401-41011,573
351-40063,039
301-35032,771
0-3005,299
Total209,263

Express Entry Draws of 2023

Express Entry Draw #DateRound typeInvitations issuedCRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
257July 11, 2023No Program Specified800505
256July 7, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)2,300439
255July 6, 2023Healthcare occupations (2023-1)1,500463
254July 5, 2023STEM occupations (2023-1)500486
253July 4, 2023No Program Specified700511
252June 28, 2023Healthcare occupations (2023-1)500476
251June 27, 2023No Program Specified4,300486
250June 8, 2023No Program Specified4,800486
249May 24, 2023No Program Specified4,800488
248May 10, 2023Provincial Nominee Program589691
247April 26, 2023No Program Specified3,500483
246April 12, 2023No Program Specified3,500486
245March 29, 2023No Program Specified7,000481
244March 23, 2023No Program Specified7,000484
243March 15, 2023No Program Specified7,000490
242March 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program667748
241February 15, 2023Provincial Nominee Program699791
240February 2, 2023Federal Skilled Worker3,300489
239February 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program893733
238January 18, 2023No Program Specified5,500490
237January 11, 2023No Program Specified5,500507

What is an Express Entry ?

Express Entry  is an Online system by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to select candidates for Permanent Residency. Through this system, candidates follow eligibility guidelines and apply for Permanent Residency using the express entry process. The IRCC conducts Express Entry Draws every two weeks to determine programs, cut-off scores, and issue invitations to selected candidates.

What programs are available within the Express Entry system?

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Programs ( Some of the PNP’s use express entry profiles to select candidates)

What are the new categories in the Express Entry system?

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched the Category-Based Selection system for Express Entry. Below are the new categories.

  • French-language proficiency
  • Healthcare occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations

When would be next Express Entry Draw ?

Based on current trends, we can expect the next Express Entry Draw to happen on either July 18th or July 25th, 2023.

What is good CRS score in 2023 ?

A good CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is one that increases your chances of being selected for Express Entry Draw. Let’s take a closer look at the trends of Express Entry Draws in 2023 to understand what scores have been considered as good so far.

For draws where No Specific Programs were specified, the lowest score was 481 (March 29, 2023), while the highest score was 511 (July 4, 2023).

In the Healthcare Occupations Category, the lowest score draw was 463 (July 6, 2023), and the highest score draw was 476 (June 28, 2023).

For STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Occupations Category, only one draw took place, and the score required was 486 (July 5, 2023).

and same for French Language Proficiency Category , there was only one draw with a minimum score of 439 (July 7, 2023).

Based on these statistics, it can be concluded that a good CRS score would be at least 481. However, if you belong to category-based occupations, it is advisable to aim for the lowest score achieved so far in that category. This will increase your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in future draws.

Always Remember, the CRS scores are subject to change with each draw, so it’s essential to stay updated and continuously try to improve your score.

What is the Processing Time for Express Entry in 2023?

The processing time for Express Entry applications in 2023 is approximately six months or less from the date of submitting a complete application to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Conclusion

Express Entry Draw #257 held on July 11, 2023, offered an opportunity for candidates across all eligible programs to apply for permanent residency. We explored the draw details, discussed upcoming draws, answered FAQs, and provided insights into the Express Entry system. Stay tuned to our blog for more updates and guidance on your Canadian immigration journey.

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