2023 Express Entry draws year end review for 2024 projections

2023 Express Entry draws year end review for 2024 projections

2023 has been a roller coaster ride for immigrants. Express Entry (EE) System for Canada PR has been one strong contributor to the changes in Canadian immigration patterns. This is why we shall look at the 2023 Express Entry draws year end review for 2024 projections.

So, you can embrace yourself for what to expect in 2024 Express Entry (EE) draws. The following keynotes will help you understand the Express Entry 2023 draw patterns and updates:

2023 Express Entry (EE) draws Review

  • Firstly, the EE draws have surpassed its 2023 target of issuing 82,880 ITAs.
    • With the last draw on Dec 21, 2023, IRCC issued a total of 110,266 ITAs for Canada PR this year.
  • Secondly, in 2023 Canada held 42 Express Entry (EE) draws:
    • 19 all-program draws.
    • 5 PNP draws.
    • 1 FSWP draw.
    • 17 category-based draws.
  • Also, the CRS score range in the EE pool we see was:
    • 900-1200 – 12,590 applicants
    • 501-600 – 11,640 applicants
    • 451-500 – 26,070 applicants
  • The following are the lowest and highest CRS scores seen in a draw in 2023:
    • All program draws
    • PNP draws
    • FSW (1 draw)
    • Category-based draws
      • Agriculture and Agri-food occupations: Highest – Dec 21, 2023, CRS 386, 400 ITAs | CRS Lowest: Sep 28, 2023, CRS 354, 600 ITAs.
      • Healthcare occupations: Highest – June 28, 2023, CRS 476, 500 ITAs | Lowest – Oct 26, 2023, CRS 431, 3,600 ITAs.
      • STEM occupations: Highest – July 05, 2023, CRS 486, 500 ITAs | Lowest – Dec 08, 2023, CRS 481, 5,900 ITAs
      • French language skills: Highest – Oct 25, 2023, CRS 486, 300 ITAs | Lowest – July 12, 2023, CRS 375, 3800 ITAs.
      • Trade occupations: Highest – Dec 19, 2023, CRS 425, 1,000 ITAs | Lowest – Aug 03, 2023, CRS 388, 1,500 ITAs.
      • Transport – No change in CRS cut-off (435).

 

2024 future projections for Express Entry (EE) draws

In 2023, we see Canada issue 110,266 invites to applicants who wish to settle in Canada on a PR visa. However, the set Express Entry (EE) target for 2023 is 82,880. As a result, this means 27,386 more applicants under the EE system have an ITA for Canada PR in 2023.

Besides, this allotment is under the EE System whereas Canada has 200+ Canada PR visa programs. So, it will be interesting to see how Canada breaks its Immigration Levels Plan of selecting 465,000 applicants for permanent residency.

Moreover, looking at the EE draws the introduction of category-based and the high numbers of selections we can expect an even better 2024. This is because we can see a strong focus on selecting applicants with in-demand skills. So, if you have the right skills for the right job, you have a higher chance of getting an ITA to apply for a PR visa.

Thus, this is great news for applicants who have a lower CRS rank but a higher skill pool. In short as per the express entry draws review the 2024 projection hints at a stronger selection as per skills and job profile. And everyone must apply for Canada PR now to avoid the effect of any policy change in 2024.

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