IRCC held its first Express Entry draw for this year 2023 on 11 January and has surprised by releasing another draw on 18 January 2023.
5,500 candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 490 received invites from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Since no specific program was mentioned, qualified applicants from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP) were all invited to apply.
Below are the details of the Express Entry draw #238– January 18, 2023
- No Program Specified
- Number of invitations issued:5,500
- Rank required to be invited to apply:5,500 or above
- Date and time of round:January 18, 2023 16:13:57 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited:490
- Tie-breaking rule:November 24, 2022 21:14:59 UTC
The CRS scores has dropped from 507 to 490, which is 17 points less than the previous draw.
In comparison to all the draws since January 2022, this draw marks the least CRS score of 490.