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Express Entry draw November 9

Express Entry draw November 9 : IRCC invited another 4,750 for Canadian PR

Express Entry draw November 9

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) results of Express Entry draw November 9 showed that IRCC issued Canadian permanent resident (PR) invitations to another 4,750 candidates as it did in the previous draw.

Canada uses the Express Entry immigration pool draws system to manage permanent residence (PR) applications. It is the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.

Applicants who received invitations in Express Entry draw October 26 draw scored a minimum of 494 CRS score. This is the second time the CRS score has dropped below 500 in an all-program Express Entry draw since December 2020.

The last time CRS score was this low was on December 23, 2020, at 468. After that draw, IRCC paused all-program Express Entry draws to avoid creating a larger backlog of applications as the pandemic stalled processing.  

The successful candidates have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

IRCC holds Express Entry pool draws approximately every two weeks. In each draw, IRCC invites candidates who score the cut-off minimum in IRCC’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to apply for PR.

A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

Perfect time to immigrate to Canada

Canada continues to push for more immigration to help fill over one million job vacancies.

On November 1, Canada announced plans to welcome an unprecedented 1.45 million immigrants over the next three years under Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025. The Plan targets 465,000 newcomers in 2023, 485,000 in 2024 and 500,000 in 2025.

Then on November 4, Canada announced that it will spend $1.6 billion over six years and $315 million a year after that in order to meet or exceed the Plan. The fund will focus on improving application processing and settlement of new immigrants.

This is in addition to the $50 Million that the government announced in its Fall Economic Statement to immediately tackle crippling backlog in immigration applications processing.

Canada’s Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland outlined the 1.6 Billion immigration spending in a federal budget announcement. 

“Today’s Fall Economic Statementis focused on building an economy that works for everyone – an economy that creates good jobs and makes life more affordable for Canadians,” Freeland said. 

To enter the Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile on IRCC website.

As well, you must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs. These are: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

If IRCC approves your PR application and you complete the landing process, you become a Canadian permanent resident.

How to join Express Entry – quick steps

How to boost your Express Entry CRS score

Note that only a limited number of candidates with the highest CRS score in the pool get Invitations to Apply (ITAs).

Also, average CRS score was 472 before Express Entry all-programs draws were suspended in December 2020 due to the pandemic.

Therefore, to get to these higher scores candidates need to maximize their points on all available factors.

We advise that you continue to improve your Express Entry CRS scoring. See, for instance, Tips for Improving Express Entry CRS Scores.