Express Entry April 12 2023 3500 Candidates Invited

Express Entry Draw: 3,500 Candidates Invited Across Programs

Today, April 12, Canada held its tenth Express Entry draw of 2023. In this round, Canada invited 3,500 candidates who scored at least 486 points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The score is 5 points higher than the previous draw.  

The April 12 draw didn’t target a specific program. This means that candidates from the Canadian experience class (CEC)Federal skilled worker class (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FSTP), were considered to be invited. Also, it is important to note that this draw follows three consecutive Express Entry draws in which 7,000 candidates were invited.

Further, the tie-break rule for this round applied to candidates who submitted their profiles before July 19, 2022, at 11:05:24 UTC. Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence.

Recent Express Entry results

Canada’s approach to conducting draws in 2023 has been unusual. Typically, Express Entry draws occur every two weeks on Wednesdays. However, in January, Canada held two consecutive draws after a six-week pause following the draw on November 23, 2022, catching many off-guard.

Additionally, on February 1, 2023, for the first time since June 2022, Canada invited 893 Express Entry candidates who had received a provincial nomination. Surprisingly, the next day, February 2, Canada held the second program-specific draw of 2023. On that occasion, Canada issued invitations to 3,300 candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program.

In the history of Express Entry, March experienced an unparalleled surge. IRCC issued 21,667 invitations to apply (ITAs) across four draws, marking the second-largest monthly total since Express Entry was launched in January 2015.

You can check the results in the following table:

CRS score
March 29, 2023No Program Specified7,000 candidates invited481 CRS points
March 23, 2023No Program Specified7,000 candidates invited484 CRS points
March 15, 2023No Program Specified7,000 candidates invited490 CRS points
March 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program699 candidates invited748 CRS points
February 15, 2023Provincial Nominee Program699 candidates invited791 CRS points
February 2, 2023Federal Skilled Worker3,300 candidates invited489 CRS points
February 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program893 candidates invited733 CRS points
January 18, 2023No Program Specified5,500 candidates invited490 CRS points
January 11, 2023No Program Specified5,500 candidates invited507 CRS points

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online system that Canada uses to manage applications for permanent residence under 3 programs:

If you are not familiar with these options, please click the links and read the relevant articles. Regardless, you may also find the following articles helpful.

What to do if you receive an invitation to apply?

If you were invited to apply for permanent residence, you’ll get a message in your account telling you:

  • Which program you’ve been invited to apply for
  • What to do next

Also, you’ll need to show proof of the information you gave in your EE profile. IRCC will assess whether the information you submit in your application is different from what was in your profile. If the information is false or left out important details, IRCC could:

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