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Express Entry Draw 234 | 4,750 Invited Through All-Programs

Nisha Uppal

Oct 26, 2022

Canada just released its latest Express Entry draw results on October 26, 2022. Express Entry 234 saw a CRS score of 496 and invited 4,750 candidates to apply.

Express Entry Draw 234
Date of Draw: October 26, 2022
Number of Invitations Issued: 4,750
Minimum CRS:  496
Program Specified: Non-specified
Tie-breaking rule: May 09, 2022, 09:04:20 UTC
CRS Finally Under 500 Points

October 26th’s draw was the ninth Express Entry draw since resuming all program draws on July 6th.
Express Entry draw 234 issued 4,750 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 496. 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 4-point CRS decrease. This is the first time that the CRS score has dipped below 500 points since all-program draws resumed in July.

The number of ITAs issued has also been increasing with each draw. Express Entry draw 234 saw 500 more invitations issued compared to the previous draw. Over the previous three draws, an additional 500 invitations to apply were issued, and the most recent draw saw the same with 500 more ITAs sent out.

Bill C-19 received approval in Parliament in June and will give IRCC more authority to target Express Entry candidates based on specific work experience, education, or language abilities, rather than the current system of issuing ITAs to a wide range of candidates solely on their CRS scores.

Under the proposed changes of Bill C-19, candidates can be invited based on ‘groupings’ set out by the Minister of Immigration. Through this system, the minister can select candidates according to how they rank within their specific grouping.

The groupings will be established based on an economic goal they seek to meet. The minister will then publish the economic goal of each round as well as the eligibility criteria on the IRCC website.

The Canadian government has not confirmed which groupings will be chosen. They will likely be based on factors such as work experience, educational background, or proficiency in one of Canada’s official languages. For example, they may hold a round of invitations issued to only French speakers, or to candidates with experience in a particular occupation in demand.

The expected next Canada express entry draw prediction is November 9th, 2022. According to IRCC, Express Entry draws are held on a bi-weekly basis on Wednesday afternoons.

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