August 3, 2023 – The 261st round of invitations for Canadian permanent residency under Express Entry has just been made. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 388, and 1,500 invitations have been extended.
This drawing was Trade occupations only.
About Express Entry
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses the Express Entry system to create a pool of candidates who may be eligible to immigrate permanently to Canada. Applicants under the express entry program are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System. People in the Express Entry pool having the highest-ranking scores at the time of invitation receive invitations to apply for permanent residency.
About the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
The Comprehensive Ranking System is a points-based system that IRCC uses to rank candidates for permanent residence invitations under the Express Entry program. Points are awarded for things like age, level of education, proficiency in English or French, work experience in Canada, and more.
You can read the full list of ranking criteria on the IRCC website:
Comprehensive Ranking System Criteria.
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