Are you considering or in the process of applying for Express Entry immigration to Canada? We know navigating the points system and waiting for Express Entry draws can be confusing and frustrating. In today’s blog post, we’re explaining how you can expect the next Express Entry draw and looking at strategies for improving your chances for selection.
How Express Entry Works
Express Entry is Canada’s most widely used immigration system. You may be familiar with it, as it is often called the “points system.”
Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the following programs:
All eligible applicants will join a pool of candidates. Each candidate will get a CRS score based on the number of points they collect after entering all of their skills and qualifications. Some of these qualifications will include your work experience, language ability, and education.
The IRCC will draw from the pool of candidates, and each individual selected will receive an ITA or an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
The goal is to have as many points as possible to increase your chances of being selected.
How to Predict Upcoming Express Entry Draws
You can expect an Express Entry draw to happen about every two weeks. While there is no predefined schedule, the draws often take place in the middle of the week, usually on a Wednesday. They also usually happen later in the day, after 3 pm. There are typically two Express Entry draws each month.
Many immigration applicants follow Express Entry news closely because, with each draw, the IRCC announces how many invitations were sent out and the lowest CRS score among the selected candidates. For example, in the Express Entry draw on June 8th, 2023, a total of 4800 invitations were sent, and the lowest CRS score among them was 486. Keeping track of the number of invitations and the lowest CRS score will give you an idea of your chance of being selected in a future draw.