EE changes in 2023
Three types of rounds of invitations:
1. General rounds of invitations
In general rounds of invitations, we invite top-ranking candidates in the pool who are eligible for 1 of the 3 Express Entry programs – Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program.
2. Program-specific rounds of invitations
In program-specific rounds of invitations, we invite top-ranking candidates who are eligible for a specific Express Entry program.
For example, if we’re holding a round specifically for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), IRCC would only invite candidates who are eligible for the PNP.
3. Category-based rounds of invitations
For category-based rounds of invitations, the minister establishes a category to meet a specific economic goal. We then invite top-ranking candidates in the pool who are eligible for this category.
Category-based rounds add to general and program-specific rounds by inviting top-ranking candidates who can help IRCC meet specific economic goals.