Express Entry's new major draw
The passing score continues to decline, albeit slowly.
On November 23, Canada held a new immigration draw in the Express Entry system. 4,750 candidates received invitations. For the third time in a row, the number of invitations remained the same.
The selected candidates scored 491 or more points on the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points are awarded for factors such as age, education, work experience, knowledge of English or French, and so on.
Compared to the previous draw, which took place on November 9, the passing score has decreased by 3 points. However, it is still higher than before the pandemic, when you could get an invitation with 450-470 points.
Express Entry is Canada's system for selecting skilled candidates under federal immigration programs:
In 2023, the Express Entry system will change. Canada plans to hold targeted draws and select candidates with in-demand occupations, a certain education, or those who are going to immigrate to a certain province. The country is primarily interested in healthcare and construction specialists.
Keep an eye on Express Entry draw history to know the changes in passing scores and not miss your chance to be invited.