Ottawa: The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on September 14 has issued 3,250 invitations to apply in the most recent Express Entry draw.

After a hiatus of over 18 months, Canada resumed the all program express entry draw and this was the sixth since all-program draws resumed since July 6.

However, the minimum cut off Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 511, which is quite high as compared to CRS scores draw before Covid-19 pandemic. The minimum CRS score in the July 6 draw was 557 when the process was started again.

There was no program specified for the draw, meaning that candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.


Under this express draw program, Canada immigration rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the CRS. They select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently said that Canada is a top destination for people around the world. We’ve been taking concrete steps to strengthen our immigration system and reduce the backlog, to help address our labour shortage and reunite families.

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