In the latest draw, IRCC extended invitations to 1,510 candidates to apply for immigration. This round was a general draw, encompassing candidates from various Express Entry managed programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Unlike targeted draws, which focus on specific occupations or human capital attributes, a general draw casts a wider net, providing opportunities to a diverse range of candidates.

To be eligible for consideration in this draw, candidates needed to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 546. This score serves as a key determinant in the Express Entry system, reflecting a candidate’s overall profile based on factors such as age, education, work experience, and language proficiency. Unfortunately, a score of 546 is quite high, resulting in many applicants-in-waiting not being invited to apply.

Leading up to the recent draw, December witnessed a flurry of Express Entry activities with a total of seven draws, marking the highest number of draws in a single month for all of 2023. The draws included both all-program selections and category-based draws tailored to specific occupations and language proficiency criteria.

Among the four most recent draws from December 18-21, three were category-based selections. On December 19, a draw specifically targeted trades occupations, inviting 1,000 candidates with a minimum CRS of 425. The subsequent draw on December 20 focused on transport occupations, extending invitations to 670 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 435. Lastly, the December 21 draw centered around agriculture and agri-food occupations, with 400 candidates receiving Invitations to Apply (ITAs) and a minimum CRS score requirement of 386.

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sandeep r

My PR Application was taking long time and finally had a query on my case. That is when I approached Border's Law. Devika and Brendan handled my case very professionally with extra care. I highly recommend this law firm especially when you need that extra help. Thanks Devika and Brendan, you guys were so patient with me :).

Arjun Vegesna

Absolutely delighted with John from this firm with the way he counselled with suitable options available for me on migration to Canada, documentation submissions, query resolutions, visa processing and continued personal support and follow up until the last step. Would recommend this firm for anybody blindly looking for immigration help. They would guide you with complete transparency and professionalism.

Chenia Lobo

Highly recommend Borders Law firm. Their service was great, extremely professional and always timely. I never had any problem throughout my whole process. So pleased with Jenny & devika and all the work they did.

Annie Caplan

Devika and John were excellent. They understood how this process would change my life and helped me get to the US. John was extremely kind and thorough. When my employer in the US ended up trying to take advantage of me, they helped me transfer my visa to a new employer and had so much empathy for my situation and now I have a job in California that makes me so happy while helping others. I am beyond grateful for their kindness and service. I will be using them for any changes to my status going forward.

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