Express Entry Draw 262 – Invited 4,300 Candidates

Express Entry Draw 262

Imagine a pathway that opens doors to your Canadian dreams, where every step is a leap toward a new beginning. 4,300 fortunate candidates who have been extended an invitation, beckoning you to apply for a chance to make Canada your home. 

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw, known as Express Entry Draw 262, has just taken place, marking a milestone in your pursuit of a brighter future. With a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 496, this draw has set the stage for your journey to unfold. 

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Insights into Express Entry Draw 262

Express Entry Draw 262 has granted 4,300 Invitations to Apply (ITA) with a minimum score of 496 in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). What’s special about this draw is that no specific program was mentioned. This means you, who may belong to the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), or Provincial Nominee Program, have the chance to receive an ITA.

In comparison to the previous draw on August 1st, this draw brought double the number of invitations. Moreover, the CRS score dropped significantly by 21 points.
From June 28th till now, considering all types of draws, this particular one stands out. It awarded the highest number of invitations – 4,300 ITAs – for candidates seeking Permanent Residency in Canada through Express Entry.

Date of DrawAugust 15, 2023
Number of Invitations4,300
Minimum CRS496
Program SpecifiedNon-specified

Looking back, around two months ago, the first category-specific draw occurred, sparking a series of seven more. All four categories – STEM occupations, Healthcare occupations, French speakers, and Trade Occupations – witnessed at least one draw. These combined draws invited nearly 11,000 candidates. Among them, the French language draws, aimed at Francophones, gathered the most attention, inviting a total of 6,900 candidates to apply.

Here’s your chance, your second moment to shine. Express Entry Draw 262 has opened doors – it’s time for you to step through.

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Just like mentioned before, the Express Entry points system gives your profile a score. This score depends on things like your age, education, work experience, how well you speak English and/or French, having siblings in Canada, and more.

Curious about your score? You can get a rough idea of what it might be using our CRS Score Calculator.

But there’s one more thing: you need to make sure you meet the requirements for at least one of these Federal programs to be able to apply through Express Entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

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