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Canada Issues 5,500 Invitations in the Second All-Program Express Entry of 2023

On January 18, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 5,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in its 2 nd All Program draws for this year.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off dropped to 490 Points. Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

Further, it is pertinent to mention that as per the official publication from IRCC, CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 18, 2023 is as follows:

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 614
501-600 1,918
451-500 65,296
401-450 59,491
351-400 70,421
301-350 36,754
0-300 5,519
Total 240,013


The CRS score dropped by 17 points from the previous Express Entry draw which took place on January 11, 2023.

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