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Express Entry 163 Draw Updates

Canada held its 163rd Express Entry draw on September 16, inviting immigration candidates to apply for permanent residence.

The new Express Entry round issued invitations to candidates with CRS scores of 472, A total of 4,200 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence were issued.

This draw matches the 4,200 ITAs issued in an Express Entry round on September 2, which ties it for the second-biggest draw ever. The biggest draw issued 4,500 ITAs on February 19.

Express Entry is the application system that manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration classes — the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)  and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

The highest-ranked candidates in the Express Entry pool are issued ITAs in regular invitation rounds. This draw brings the total number of ITAs issued this year to 74,150 a new record for this date.

Eligible candidates for each program are issued a score under Express Entry’s CRS, which awards points for factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.

While a job offer is not required in order to be eligible under the Express Entry system, the CRS does award additional points to candidates who have one.

Know more details about this latest Draw.

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