Canada Express Entry Latest Draw

Express Entry Draw 235 | 4,750 Invited Through All-Programs

Published on: November 9th, 2022

Canada has just announced its latest Express Entry draw results on November 9th, 2022. Express Entry 235 saw a CRS score of 494 and invited 4,750 candidates to apply. 

Express Entry Draw 235

Date of Draw: November 9, 2022

Number of Invitations Issued: 4,750

Minimum CRS: 494

Program Specified: Non-specified

Tie-breaking rule: June 06,2022 20:48:23 UTC


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Latest Draw CRS Score Slightly Decreases to 494

November 9th’s draw was the tenth Express Entry draw since resuming all program draws on July 6th, 2022.

Express Entry draw 235 issued 4,750 Invitations to Apply (ITA)  to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 494. 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).

The CRS has been steadily decreasing with each draw as the backlog of applications in the Express Entry pool is being processed. The most recent draw saw a 2 point CRS decrease. These last two draws finally saw the cut-off score dip below 500 points, which has been long awaited since draws have resumed. 

The number of ITA’s issued has also been increasing with each draw. However Express Entry draw 235 saw the same amount of ITA’s issued as the previous draw. Over the previous three draws, an additional 500 invitations to apply were issued, and the most recent draw saw the same amount issued as the previous draw, 4,750.  

How the Latest Immigration Plans will Affect Express Entry

The Immigration Levels Plan announced on November 1 will dramatically increase the target number of permanent residents arriving in Canada in 2025. The latest immigration plans show that by 2025, the Canadian Government is looking to attract half a million newcomers to the country. 

The majority of new permanent residents immigrate through economic class programs such as those within the Express Entry system or through Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs).

The targets for Express Entry will rise as follows:

  • 82,880 in 2023
  • 109,020 in 2024
  • 114,000 in 2025

PNPs will also increase to:

  • 105,500  in 2023
  • 110,000 in 2024
  • 117,500 in 2025
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New Immigration Targets Released

Critical labour market shortages have led many to turn to immigration as a path forward in addressing these critical shortages. The new plan embraces immigration as a strategy to help businesses find workers. It also aims to attract the skills required to fill key sectors, such as health care, skilled trades, manufacturing and technology. This will help to manage the social and economic challenges facing Canada in the decades ahead.

Over the next three years, Canada will increase the number of new immigrants to the country each year. Canada will aim to welcome 465,000 new immigrants in 2023. The target will rise to 485,000 new immigrants in 2024. And it will again rise in 2025 to 500,000 new immigrants. The plan also brings an increased focus on attracting newcomers to different regions of the country, including small towns and rural communities. 

The new plan also aims to increase regional programs to address targeted local labour market needs, through the Provincial Nominee Program, the Atlantic Immigration Program, and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot.

Last year Canada welcomed over 405,000 newcomers, the most ever welcomed in a single year. Canada is looking to break that record for 2022 by welcoming nearly 432,000 by the end of the year – a target which is expected to be met. 

What is Express Entry and how can I apply?

Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residency. Express Entry uses a point-based system, the CRS, to rank candidates’ profiles. The system manages three main programs:

Applying to Express Entry is a two-step procedure. The first step is to submit your profile with the required documents. Required documents usually consist of language test results, educational credentials and passport or travel documentation.

After you submit a profile and receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you can submit your complete application for the IRCC to review. Your complete application should include supporting documents such as reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination. 

When will the next Express Entry draw be?

The expected next Canada express entry draw prediction is Express Entry draw 236 on November 23rd, 2022. According to IRCC, Express Entry draws are held on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesday afternoons.

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