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Canada Express Entry Draw #245 invites 7000 applicants

Express Entry Latest Draw March 29, 2023 ~ 7000 Invitations Issued

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was held on March 29, 2023. Express Entry draw 245 saw a CRS score of 481 and invited 7,000 candidates from all programs to apply.

Canada Express Entry Draw March 29, 2023 Results:

  • Express Entry Round: #245
  • Draw Type: All-Program
  • Draw Date: March 29, 2023
  • CRS Cut-off Score: 481
  • No. of invitations: 7000
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 14, 2023


21,000 Candidates Invited in March

The ninth Express Entry draw of the year was just held. Express Entry draw 245 issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 481. There was no program specified for the draw, meaning that invitations were issued to candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).


5 Pathways to Increase Low CRS in 2023?

Here are five options for individuals with a low CRS score to immigrate to Canada in 2023:

1. Provincial Nomination (PNP)

Applying for a Provincial Nomination Program can significantly increase the chances of receiving an ITA. With an enhanced nomination, candidates can gain an additional 600 points on their CRS score, effectively guaranteeing an ITA for permanent residence.


2. LMIA Job Offer

Obtaining a job offer from a Canadian employer with a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) can expedite the immigration process. Candidates can enter Canada with a work permit and gain valuable work experience to increase their CRS score, making them eligible to apply for permanent residency.


3. Get a Study Permit and PGWP in Canada

Pursuing a Canadian Study Permit Visa is popular for those with low CRS scores. After completing their studies, individuals can apply for a post-graduate work permit and gain work experience in Canada. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) under Express Entry provides a pathway to permanent residency for individuals with Canadian work experience.


4. Visitor Visa to Work Permit in Canada

While on a visitor visa, individuals can search for employment opportunities in Canada. A work permit can be obtained through a Canadian company eligible to hire foreign workers. Alternatively, individuals can leverage their personal connections to find work opportunities in Canada.

5. French Language

As per the Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023–2025, candidates proficient in the French language can gain up to 50 additional points on their CRS score. This is particularly beneficial for individuals with scores ranging from 450 to 470. The plan has set aside over 4% of the immigration quota for Francophone immigration, making French language skills a valuable asset for Express Entry candidates.


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