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 range Number of profiles registered
601-1200 310
501-600 534
451-500 63,666
491-500 444
481-490 12,001
471-480 20,955
461-470 16,863
451-460 13,403
401-450 61,343
441-450 12,720
431–440 13,300
421-430 10,696
411-420 11,925
401-410 12,682
351-400 71,424
301-350 37,208
0-300 5,681
Total 240,146


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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:

Date Express Entry draw Number CRS cut-off score Invitations issued
23 March 2023 244 484 7000
15 March 2023 243 490 7000
2 March 2023 242 748 667(PNP-specific)
15 February 2023 241 791 699(PNP-specific)
2 February 2023 240 489 3300(FSWP-specific)
1 February 2023 239 733 893(PNP-specific)
18 January 2023 238 490 5500
11 January 2023 237 507 5500

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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