IRCC issued 4,800 ITAs in the recent all-program Express Entry draw
On May 24, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the recent all-program Express Entry draw. In this draw, IRCC continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs.
In round #249, the cut-off score was 488 points, five points more than in the previous all-program draw.
The tie-breaking rule for this round was December 26, 2022, at 01:12:48 UTC.
As of May 24, 2023, there are 226,842 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 1,454 more than in the previous update.
In 2023, Canada issued 49,948 ITAs through thirteen Express Entry draws.
Recent All-program Express Entry Draws 2023
New all-program Express Entry draws are open to candidates from all programs, including the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Program. The overview of new all-program Express Entry Draws 2023 to date May, 24, 2023 are listed in the table below:
Express Entry Draw Number
|Date||ITAs||CRS Score Range||Program|
|May 24, 2023||4,800||488||All programs|
|247||April 26, 2023||3,500||483||
|April 12, 2023||3,500||486||All programs|
|245||March 29, 2023||7,000||481||
|March 23, 2023||7,000||484||All programs|
|243||March 15, 2023||7,000||490||
|January 18, 2023||5,500||490||All programs|
|237||January 11, 2023||5,500||507||
Express Entry Proof Of Funds Updated
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have recently updated the Proof of Funds Requirements for Express Entry candidates. This change took effect on April 25, 2023. The minimum amount of needed funds is updated yearly and is based on 50% of the low-income cut-off totals.
Ensuring that the settlement fund numbers in the Express Entry profile are current is essential to remain eligible. The new minimum amount of funds required are:
- for a single person applying for immigration is CAD 13,757
- while for a family of four, it is CAD 25,564.
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