Express Entry draw for the Federal Skilled Worker Program

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Federal Skilled Worker Program

Express Entry draw for the Federal Skilled Worker Program on February 2, 2023, the next day after Express Entry draw #239, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,300 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in the new FSW-targeted draw. In round #240, the cut-off score was 489 points. 

The tie-breaking rule for this round was March 29, 2022, at 16:09:00 UTC. As of February 1, 2023, there were 239,415 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 598 fewer compared to the previous update. In 2023, in total, Canada issued 15,193 invitations.

This is the first Federal Skilled Worker Program to be held since the launch of Express Entry. All of these applicants are qualified to submit a Canada Permanent Resident application.


More about the Express Entry Draw for FSWP 

Details of the 2023 Express Entry Draws with invitation rounds, date, program, issued invitations, and the minimum score for each draw are listed in the table below

Date Round Program Invitations issued Minimum Score
Feb 2, 2023 240 Federal Skilled Worker 3,300 489
Feb 1, 2023 239 Provincial Nominee Program 893 733
Jan 18, 2023 238 No Program Specified 5,500 490
Jan 11, 2023 237 No Program Specified 5,500 507


Express Entry Federal Skilled Worker Program 

One of the three programs in Canada’s Express Entry system for processing immigration applications is the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program. Candidates with no connections to Canada who may have foreign work experience are eligible to apply for permanent residency through the FSW program.


This program is for skilled individuals who want to permanently immigrate to Canada and have work experience abroad.


Based on their education, relevant expertise, proficiency in English and/or French, and other requirements, skilled employees are chosen as permanent residents. They frequently succeed in Canada due to these factors.


As of January 1, 2015, creating an Express Entry profile is the first step in becoming a skilled worker eligible for:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program,
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program, and
  • Canadian Experience Class.


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