IRCC issued 4,800 ITAs in the recent all-program Express Entry draw

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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

DateITAsCRS Score RangeProgram


May 24, 20234,800488All programs
247April 26, 20233,500483

All programs


April 12, 20233,500486All programs
245March 29, 20237,000481

All programs


March 23, 20237,000484All programs
243March 15, 20237,000490

All programs


January 18, 20235,500490All programs
237January 11, 20235,500507

All programs


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. 

Click here to read complete details for the Express Entry Proof of funds

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