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Canada’s consecutive Express Entry draw with 490 points

Making a solid comeback in 2023, Canada has held yet another Express Entry draw with drastically decreased cut-off scores. After the last draw which kick-started the year with a high CRS cutoff score, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada held another consecutive draw this Wednesday. On 18th January 2023, IRCC issued 5,500 invitations to apply for permanent residency with a minimum cut-off score of 490 points. This draw was an immensely relieving update for the candidates waiting in the Express Entry pool.

Canada Immigration Express Entry

The Express Entry system is a program that functions based on points allotted to the applicant according to six important elements. The applicant has to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) that is then assessed and reviewed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada which gives scores in terms of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to the candidates. After the submission and assessment of the application, you enter the Express Entry Pool from where candidates having the highest CRS Score are selected.

What is Federal Skilled Worker Visa?

This visa comes under the category of Express Entry. It allows experienced and skilled people to directly apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. It is one of the three subcategories of programs offered by the Canadian government to allow people in every phase of life to have a chance and get settled in Canada. All you need to have is working experience in one of the fields mentioned in the NOC.

What is Canada Experience Class Category?

It is a program that aids skilled workers having Canadian working experience of at least 1 year to apply for permanent residency and be a citizen. This is a very attractive choice for the people working there because, within 6-12 months, the applicant’s visa usually gets approved. So, you can also say that this route is the quickest if you already are a temporary resident of Canada and aspire to become a permanent one.

Increase your chances of nomination!

  • Merely making your profile and filling out the requirements won’t increase your chances of getting picked. For that, you need to keep certain things in mind.

  • Make sure that your IELTS score, Passport, and Express Entry Profile are up to date and not expiring anytime soon.

  • Improve your English and French points if you think that you still have the slightest margin of rejection.

  • Focus on your work experience and try to get as much field exposure as possible so that your profile stands out.

  • You can also add your spouse’s credentials to your profile if you’re married and you’re applying as a couple.

Published Date: 18th January 2023