IRCC invited 7,000 candidates in the new all-program Express Entry draw

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new all-program Express Entry draw

On March 23, 2023, IRCC issued 7,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the new all-program Express Entry draw. In this draw, IRCC continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs. In round #244, the cut-off score was 484 points, six points fewer than in the previous all-program draw. 

It was the lowest all-program CRS score since December 2020. The tie-breaking rule for this round was May 19, 2022, at 06:48:41 UTC. As of March 22, 2023, there are 240,146 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 4,975 fewer than the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 30,559 ITAs through Express Entry.


Candidates for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class received a total of 7,000 ITAs (CEC). The CRS score needs to be at a minimum of 484 to be invited to apply for Canada PR. 


CRS Score distribution for the new all-program Express Entry draw 

The latest all-program Express Entry draw was held On March 23, 2023, CRS score distribution for this draw is given below in the table:

CRS score rangeNumber of profiles registered


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IRCC held a new all-program Express Entry draw on March 15, 2023


Those who have been invited to apply may do so in complete, along with any necessary supporting documents, within 60 days. If the application is approved by the IRCC, they will be handed a Canada permanent residency visa.


Express Entry draws 2023

Express Entry Draws so far held in 2023 till March 23, 2023, are:

DateExpress Entry draw NumberCRS cut-off scoreInvitations issued
23 March 20232444847000
15 March 20232434907000
2 March 2023242748667(PNP-specific)
15 February 2023241791699(PNP-specific)
2 February 20232404893300(FSWP-specific)
1 February 2023239733893(PNP-specific)
18 January 20232384905500
11 January 20232375075500

How can you increase your CRS Score for Express Entry?

Can you achieve a CRS score of 490 or higher for Express Entry?  how those the Express Entry works, the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is a points-based system that the Canadian government uses to rank Express Entry Applicants based on factors such as:

  • Age
  • Education
  • Language Ability
  • Work Experience, and
  • Adaptability


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Overview of Express Entry 

Express Entry is the system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to manage the intake of applications for economic immigration submitted on or after January 1, 2015, for the following classes:

  • Federal skilled worker class (FSWC);
  • Federal skilled trades class (FSTC);
  • Canadian experience class (CEC); and
  • a portion of the provincial nominee class (PNC).


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