Express Entry Update March 2023
This month saw three all-program Express Entry Draws, with IRCC issuing a total of 7,000 invitations to apply in each round. On March 15, 2023, invitations to apply were issued to candidates with a CRS score of 490 or higher, on March 23, 2023, invitations to apply were issued to candidates with a CRS score of 484 or higher and on March 29, 2023, invitations to apply were issued to candidates with a CRS score of 481 or higher.
As an alternative strategy to the Express Entry route, a number of Provincial Nominee Programs are actively issuing invitations and processing applications. On March 14, 2023, the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program ("OINP") held two draws under the International Student Stream. In the first draw, a total of 606 invitations were to candidates in healthcare and technology occupations, with a CRS Score range of 70 or higher. The second draw had a total of 300 invitations were to candidates in skilled trades occupations with a CRS score range of 74 or higher.
The BC Provincial Nominee Program ("BCPNP") had numerous draws throughout March for applicants in Targeted draws such as Childcare, Healthcare, Tech, and other priority occupations. Their latest draw was a General Draw, which took place on March 21, 2023, 202 invitations were issued to applicants in this category.
To read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/ministerial-instructions/express-entry-rounds.html