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2023 Express Entry Year Summary

Publish Date: 27/12/2023

Draw Patterns

  • Regular draws every two weeks.
  • All-program, Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-only, and Federal Skilled Workers (FSW)-only draws.
  • Over 21,000 candidates invited in four March draws, the second-highest monthly total ever.

Category-Based Selection

  • Introduced six new categories in May 2023.
  • Targeted attributes to meet IRCC mandates.
  • Categories include Healthcare, STEM Professions, Trades, Transport, Agriculture, and Strong French Proficiency.
  • First category-based draw on June 28 for 500 healthcare professionals.
  • Over 16,000 candidates invited through category-based selection.

Draw Types:

  • 42 draws in 2023.
  • 19 All-program draws, 5 PNP-only, 1 FSW-only, and 17 category-based selection draws.
  • No ITAs issued to Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) candidates.

CRS Scores

  • Majority with CRS scores between 451-500 (26,070).
  • 11,640 with scores ranging from 501-600.
  • 12,590 with CRS scores between 900 and 1,200 (likely PNP nominees).

Draw Score Highlights

  • All-program draw range: 481 (March 29) to 561 (December 6).
  • PNP-only draw range: 691 (May 10) to 791 (February 15).
  • FSW-only draw: CRS of at least 489 on February 2.

Draw Pauses

  • Draws paused between October 26 and December 6.
  • No confirmed reason, potential factors include IT glitches, staffing issues, or reaching yearly targets.

Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026

  • Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 targets 110,000 new permanent residents through Express Entry in 2024.
  • IRCC targeted 82,880 Express Entry candidates for admission in 2023.
  • Issued 110,266 ITAs between January 11 and December 21.
  • Admissions may extend into 2024 due to processing times.
  • Minister may modify categories based on yearly report findings and stakeholder feedback.

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