The Express Entry system is a popular Canadian immigration program designed for skilled foreign workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada. The program manages the applications for three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

The Express Entry program regularly holds draws where candidates with the highest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores are invited to apply for permanent residency. The CRS score is calculated based on factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and other criteria. These draws are conducted approximately every two weeks and are a crucial step for skilled foreign workers interested in moving to Canada.

It’s essential to note that the number of ITAs and the minimum CRS score can vary from draw to draw based on the number of candidates in the Express Entry pool and the immigration targets set by the Canadian government.

Moreover, the Canadian government has set a record-high immigration target of 465,000 new permanent residents for 2023, and around 82,880 new permanent residents are expected to be admitted through the regular Express Entry streams, and an additional 105,500 through all Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams, including those aligned with Express Entry.

To achieve this target, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will continue issuing invitations to Express Entry and PNP applicants in its pool, making it a potentially significant year for skilled foreign workers looking to immigrate to Canada.

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Latest Express Entry draws

Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#303 - July 16, 2024Provincial Nominee Program6701,391
#302 - July 8, 2024French language proficiency4203,200
#301 - July 5, 2024Healthcare occupations4453,750
#300 - July 4, 2024Trade occupations4361,800
#299 - July 2, 2024Provincial Nominee Program739920
#298 - June 19, 2024 Provincial Nominee Program6631,499
#297 - May 31, 2024 Canadian Experience Class5223,000
#296 - May 30, 2024 PNP6762,985
#295 - April 24, 2024 French Language4101,400
#294 - April 23, 2024 General5292,095
#293 - April 11, 2024 STEM4914,500
#292 - April 10, 2024 General5491,280
#291 - March 26, 2024 French Language3881,500
#290 - March 25, 2024 General5241,980
#289 - March 13, 2024 Transport occupations430975
#288 - March 12, 2024 General5252,850
#287 - February 29, 2024 French Language3362,500
#286 - February 28, 2024 General5341,470
#285 - February 16, 2024 Agriculture and agri-food437150
#284 - February 14, 2024 Healthcare occupations4223,500
#283 - February 13, 2024 General5351,490
#282 - February 1, 2024 French Language3657,000
#281 - January 31, 2024General541730
#280 - January 23, 2024General5431,040
#279 - January 1, 2024General5461,510
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#278 - December 21, 2023Agriculture and agri-food386400
#277 - December 20, 2023Transport occupations435670
#276 - December 19, 2023Trade occupations4251,000
#275 - December 18, 2023General5421,325
#274 - December 8, 2023STEM Occupations4815,900
#273 - December 7, 2023French Language4701,000
#272 - December 6, 2023General5614,750
#271 - October 26, 2023Healthcare Occupations4313,600
#270 - October 25, 2023French Language486300
#269 - October 24, 2023Provincial Nominee Program7761,548
#268 - October 10, 2023No Program Specified5003,725
#267 - September 28, 2023Agriculture and agri-food354600
#266 - September 27, 2023French Language472500
#265 - September 26, 2023No Program Specified5043,000
#264 - September 20, 2023Transport occupations4351,000
#263 - September 19, 2023No Program Specified5313,200
#262 - August 15, 2023No Program Specified4964,300
#261 - August 3, 2023Trade occupations3881,500
#260 - August 1, 2023French Language435800
#259 - August 1, 2023No Program Specified5172,000
#258 - July 12th, 2023French Language3753,800
#257 - July 11th, 2023All Programs505800
#256 - July 7th, 2023French Language4392,300
#255 - July 6th, 2023Healthcare Occupations4631,500
#254 - July 5th, 2023STEM Occupations486500
#253 - July 4th, 2023All Programs511700
#252 - June 28th, 2023Healthcare Occupations476500
#251 - June 27th, 2023All Programs4864,300
#250 - June 8th, 2023All Programs4864,800
#249 - May 24th, 2023All Programs4884,800
#248 - May 10th, 2023Provincial Nominee691589
#247 - April 26th, 2023All Programs4833,500
#246 - April 12th, 2023All Programs4863,500
#245 - March 29th, 2023All Programs4817,000
#244 - March 23rd, 2023All Programs4847,000
#243 - March 15th, 2023All Programs4907,000
#242 - March 1st, 2023Provincial Nominee748667
#241 - February 15, 2023Provincial Nominee791699
#240 - February 2, 2023Federal Skilled Worker4893,300
#239 - February 1, 2023Provincial Nominee733893
#238 - January 18, 2023All Programs4905,500
#237 - January 11, 2023All Programs5075,500
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#236 - November 23, 2022All Programs4914,750
#235 - November 9, 2022All Programs4944,750
#234 - October 26, 2022All Programs4964,750
#233 - October 12, 2022All Programs5004,250
#232 - September 28, 2022All Programs5043,750
#231 - September 14, 2022All Programs5103,250
#230 - August 31, 2022All Programs5162,750
#229 - August 17, 2022All Programs5252,250
#228 - August 3, 2022All Programs5332,000
#227 - July 20, 2022All Programs5421,750
#226 - July 6, 2022All Programs5571,500
#225 - June 22, 2022Provincial Nominee752636
#224 - June 8, 2022Provincial Nominee796932
#223 - May 25, 2022Provincial Nominee741589
#222 - May 11, 2022Provincial Nominee753545
#221 - April 27, 2022Provincial Nominee772829
#220 - April 13, 2022Provincial Nominee782787
#219 - March 30, 2022Provincial Nominee785919
#218 - March 16, 2022Provincial Nominee754924
#217 - March 2, 2022Provincial Nominee7611,047
#216 - February 16, 2022Provincial Nominee7101,082
#215 - February 2, 2022Provincial Nominee6741,070
#214 - January 19, 2022Provincial Nominee7451,036
#213 - January 5, 2022Provincial Nominee808392
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#212 - December 22, 2021Provincial Nominee720746
#211 - December 10, 2021Provincial Nominee6981,032
#210 - November 24, 2021Provincial Nominee737613
#209 - November 10, 2021Provincial Nominee685775
#208 - October 27, 2021Provincial Nominee744888
#207 - October 13, 2021Provincial Nominee720681
#206 - September 29, 2021Provincial Nominee742761
#205 - September 15, 2021Provincial Nominee732521
#204 - September 14, 2021Canadian Experience Class4622,000
#203 - September 1, 2021Provincial Nominee764635
#202 - August 19, 2021Canadian Experience Class4033,000
#201 - August 18, 2021Provincial Nominee751463
#200 - August 5, 2021Canadian Experience Class4043,000
#199 - August 4, 2021Provincial Nominee760512
#198 - July 22, 2021Canadian Experience Class3574,500
#197 - July 21, 2021Provincial Nominee734462
#196 - July 8, 2021Canadian Experience Class3694,500
#195 - July 7, 2021Provincial Nominee760627
#194 - June 24, 2021Canadian Experience Class3576,000
#193 - June 23, 2021Provincial Nominee7421,002
#192 - June 10, 2021Canadian Experience Class3686,000
#191 - June 9, 2021Provincial Nominee711940
#190 - May 31, 2021Canadian Experience Class3805,956
#189 - May 26, 2021Provincial Nominee713500
#188 - May 20, 2021Canadian Experience Class3971,842
#187 - May 13, 2021Canadian Experience Class4014,147
#186 - May 12, 2021Provincial Nominee752557
#185 - April 29, 2021Canadian Experience Class4006,000
#184 - April 28, 2021Provincial Nominee717381
#183 - April 16, 2021Canadian Experience Class4176,000
#182 - April 14, 2021Provincial Nominee753266
#181 - April 1, 2021Canadian Experience Class4325,000
#180 - March 31, 2021Provincial Nominee778284
#179 - March 18, 2021Canadian Experience Class4495,000
#178 - March 17, 2021Provincial Nominee682183
#177 - March 8, 2021Provincial Nominee739671
#176 - February 13, 2021Canadian Experience Class7527,332
#175 - February 10, 2021Provincial Nominee720654
#174 - January 21, 2021Canadian Experience Class4544,626
#173 - January 20, 2021Provincial Nominee741374
#172 - January 7, 2021Canadian Experience Class4614,750
#171 - January 6, 2021Provincial Nominee813250
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#170 - December 23, 2020All Programs4685,000
#169 - December 9, 2020All Programs4695,000
#168 - November 25, 2020All Programs4695,000
#167 - November 18, 2020All Programs4725,000
#166 - November 5, 2020All Programs4784,500
#165 - October 14, 2020All Programs4714,500
#164 - September 29, 2020All Programs4714,200
#163 - September 16, 2020All Programs4724,200
#162 - September 2, 2020All Programs4754,200
#161 - August 20, 2020Canadian Experience Class4543,300
#160 - August 19, 2020Provincial Nominee771600
#159 - August 6, 2020Federal Skilled Trades415250
#158 - August 5, 2020All Programs4763,900
#157 - July 23, 2020Canadian Experience Class4453,343
#156 - July 22, 2020Provincial Nominee687557
#155 - July 8, 2020All Programs4783,900
#154 - June 25, 2020Canadian Experience Class4313,508
#153 - June 24, 2020Provincial Nominee696392
#152 - June 11, 2020Canadian Experience Class4373,559
#151 - June 10, 2020Provincial Nominee743341
#150 - May 28, 2020Canadian Experience Class4403,515
#149 - May 27, 2020Provincial Nominee757385
#148 - May 15, 2020Canadian Experience Class4473,371
#147 - May 14, 2020Provincial Nominee718529
#146 - May 1, 2020Canadian Experience Class4523,311
#145 - April 29, 2020Provincial Nominee692589
#144 - April 16, 2020Canadian Experience Class4553,782
#143 - April 15, 2020Provincial Nominee808118
#142 - April 9, 2020Canadian Experience Class4643,294
#141 - April 9, 2020Provincial Nominee698606
#140 - March 23, 2020Canadian Experience Class4673,232
#139 - March 18, 2020Provincial Nominee720668
#138 - March 4, 2020All Programs4713,900
#137 - February 19, 2020All Programs4704,500
#136 - February 5, 2020All Programs4723,500
#135 - January 22, 2020All Programs4713,400
#134 - January 8, 2020All Programs4733,400
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#133 - December 19, 2019All Programs4693,200
#132 - December 11, 2019All Programs4723,200
#131 - November 27, 2019All Programs4713,600
#130 - November 13, 2019All Programs4723,600
#129 - October 30, 2019All Programs4753,900
#128 - October 16, 2019Federal Skilled Trades357500
#127 - October 2, 2019All Programs4643,900
#126 - September 18, 2019All Programs4623,600
#125 - September 4, 2019All Programs4633,600
#124 - August 20, 2019All Programs4573,600
#123 - August 12, 2019All Programs4663,600
#122 - July 24, 2019All Programs4593,600
#121 - July 10, 2019All Programs4603,600
#120 - June 26, 2019All Programs4623,350
#119 - June 12, 2019All Programs4653,350
#118 - May 29, 2019All Programs4703,350
#117 - May 15, 2019Federal Skilled Trades332500
#116 - May 1, 2019All Programs4503,350
#115 - April 17, 2019All Programs4513,350
#114 - April 3, 2019All Programs4513,350
#113 - March 20, 2019All Programs4523,350
#112 - March 6, 2019All Programs4543,350
#111 - February 20, 2019All Programs4573,350
#110 - January 30, 2019All Programs4383,350
#109 - January 23, 2019All Programs4433,900
#108 - January 10, 2019All Programs4493,900
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#107 - December 19, 2018All Programs4393,900
#106 - December 12, 2018All Programs4453,900
#105 - November 28, 2018Provincial Nominee4453,900
#104 - November 15, 2018All Programs4493,900
#103 - October 29, 2018Federal Skilled Trades4423,900
#102 - October 15, 2018Provincial Nominee4403,900
#101 - October 3, 2018All Programs4453,900
#100 - September 24, 2018Federal Skilled Trades284400
#99 - September 19, 2018All Programs4413,500
#98 - September 5, 2018All Programs4403,900
#97 - August 22, 2018All Programs4403,750
#96 - August 8, 2018All Programs4403,750
#95 - July 25, 2018All Programs4413,750
#94 - July 11, 2018All Programs4423,750
#93 - June 25, 2018All Programs4423,750
#92 - June 13, 2018All Programs4513,750
#91 - May 30, 2018Provincial nominees and Federal Skilled Trades902 and 288700
#90 - May 23, 2018All Programs4403,500
#89 - May 9, 2018All Programs4413,500
#88 - April 25, 2018All Programs4413,500
#87 - April 11, 2018All Programs4443,500
#86 - March 26, 2018All Programs4463,000
#85 - March 14, 2018All Programs4563,000
#84 - February 21, 2018All Programs4423,000
#83 - February 7, 2018All Programs4423,000
#82 - January 24, 2018All Programs4442,750
#81 - January 10, 2018All Programs4462,750
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#80 - December 20, 2017All Programs4462,750
#79 - December 6, 2017All Programs4522,750
#78 - November 15, 2017Provincial Nominee4392,750
#77 - November 8, 2017All Programs4582,000
#76 - November 1, 2017Federal Skilled Trades241505
#75 - November 1, 2017Provincial Nominee673290
#74 - October 18, 2017All Programs4362,757
#73 - October 04, 2017All Programs4382,801
#72 - September 20, 2017All Programs4332,871
#71 - September 6, 2017All Programs4352,772
#70 - August 23, 2017All Programs4343,035
#69 - August 9, 2017All Programs4332,991
#68 - August 2, 2017All Programs4413,264
#67 - July 12, 2017All Programs4403,202
#66 - June 28, 2017All Programs4493,409
#65 - May 31, 2017All Programs4133,877
#64 - May 26, 2017Federal Skilled Trades199400
#63 - May 26, 2017Provincial Nominee775143
#62 - May 17, 2017All Programs4153,687
#61 - May 4, 2017All Programs4233,796
#60 - April 19, 2017All Programs4153,665
#59 - April 12, 2017All Programs4233,923
#58 - April 5, 2017All Programs4313,753
#57 - March 24, 2017All Programs4413,749
#56 - March 1, 2017All Programs4343,884
#55 - February 22, 2017All Programs4413,611
#54 - February 8, 2017All Programs4473,644
#53 - January 25, 2017All Programs4533,508
#52 - January 11, 2017All Programs4593,334
#51 - January 4, 2017All Programs4682,902
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#50 - December 22, 2016All Programs4752,878
#49 - December 16, 2016All Programs4971,936
#48 - November 30, 2016Provincial Nominee786559
#47 - November 16, 2016All Programs4702,427
#46 - November 2, 2016All Programs4722,080
#45 - October 19, 2016All Programs4751,804
#44 - October 12, 2016All Programs4841,518
#43 - September 21, 2016All Programs4831,288
#42 - September 7, 2016All Programs4911,000
#41 - August 24, 2016All Programs538750
#40 - August 10, 2016All Programs490754
#39 - July 27, 2016All Programs488755
#38 - July 13, 2016All Programs482747
#37 - June 29, 2016All Programs482773
#36 - June 15, 2016All Programs488752
#35 - June 1, 2016All Programs483762
#34 - May 18, 2016All Programs484763
#33 - May 6, 2016All Programs534799
#32 - April 20, 2016All Programs4681,018
#31 - April 6, 2016All Programs470954
#30 - March 23, 2016All Programs4701,014
#29 - March 8, 2016All Programs4731,013
#28 - February 24, 2016All Programs4531,484
#27 - February 10, 2016All Programs4591,505
#26 - January 28, 2016All Programs4571,468
#25 - January 13, 2016All Programs4531,518
#24 - January 6, 2016All Programs4611,463
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#23 - December 18, 2015All Programs4601,503
#22 - December 4, 2015All Programs4611,451
#21 - November 27, 2015All Programs4721,559
#20 - November 13, 2015All Programs4841,506
#19 - October 23, 2015All Programs4891,502
#18 - October 2, 2015All Programs4501,530
#17 - September 18, 2015All Programs4501,545
#16 - September 8, 2015All Programs4591,517
#15 - August 21, 2015All Programs4561,523
#14 - August 7, 2015All Programs4711,402
#13 - July 17, 2015All Programs4511,581
#12 - July 10, 2015All Programs4631,516
#11 - June 27, 2015All Programs4691,575
#10 - June 12, 2015All Programs4821,501
#09 - May 22, 2015All Programs7551,361
#08 - April 17, 2015All Programs453715
#07 - April 10, 2015All Programs469925
#06 - March 27, 2015All Programs4531,637
#05 - March 20, 2015All Programs4811,620
#04 - February 27, 2015All Programs7351,187
#03 - February 20, 2015Canadian Experience Class808849
#02 - February 7, 2015All Programs818779
#01 - January 31, 2015All Programs886779
Draw and dateProgramsCRS ScoreInvitations issued
#23 - December 18, 2015All Programs4601,503
#22 - December 4, 2015All Programs4611,451
#21 - November 27, 2015All Programs4721,559
#20 - November 13, 2015All Programs4841,506
#19 - October 23, 2015All Programs4891,502
#18 - October 2, 2015All Programs4501,530
#17 - September 18, 2015All Programs4501,545
#16 - September 8, 2015All Programs4591,517
#15 - August 21, 2015All Programs4561,523
#14 - August 7, 2015All Programs4711,402
#13 - July 17, 2015All Programs4511,581
#12 - July 10, 2015All Programs4631,516
#11 - June 27, 2015All Programs4691,575
#10 - June 12, 2015All Programs4821,501
#09 - May 22, 2015All Programs7551,361
#08 - April 17, 2015All Programs453715
#07 - April 10, 2015All Programs469925
#06 - March 27, 2015All Programs4531,637
#05 - March 20, 2015All Programs4811,620
#04 - February 27, 2015All Programs7351,187
#03 - February 20, 2015Canadian Experience Class808849
#02 - February 7, 2015All Programs818779
#01 - January 31, 2015All Programs886779

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for permanent residency from skilled foreign workers who want to move to Canada. It applies to three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.

To apply through Express Entry, eligible candidates need to create an online profile and provide information about their qualifications, including education, language proficiency, work experience, and other factors. The system then uses a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to rank candidates based on their scores, and the highest-ranking candidates are invited to apply for permanent residency in regular draws.

Candidates with the highest scores receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency, which they can then use to submit their application within 60 days.

Express Entry is designed to be a faster and more efficient way for skilled foreign workers to apply for permanent residency in Canada. It allows the Canadian government to select the most qualified candidates for permanent residency based on the country’s current labour market needs.

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How can I improve my chances of being selected in the latest Express Entry draw?

The Express Entry Draw is a highly competitive process, and candidates need to have a high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to be invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. In this regard, there are several steps that candidates can take to improve their chances of being selected in the draw.

Here are some tips and strategies that candidates can consider to increase their chances of success.

Increase your CRS score: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score is a crucial factor in determining your eligibility for the Express Entry Draw. You can improve your score by re-taking language proficiency tests, gaining more work experience, and pursuing further education or training.

Apply for Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs): PNPs are immigration programs offered by individual provinces and territories in Canada. If you apply for and receive a provincial nomination, you will automatically receive an additional 600 CRS points, which can increase your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residency.

Get a job offer from a Canadian employer: A job offer from a Canadian employer can give you additional CRS points and increase your chances of being selected in the Express Entry Draw.

Make sure your Express Entry profile is accurate and up-to-date: An accurate and up-to-date profile can help you score higher on the CRS and increase your chances of being invited to apply for permanent residency.

Stay informed about changes in immigration policy: The government of Canada regularly updates its immigration policies and programs. Staying informed about these changes can help you adjust your strategy and improve your chances of being selected in the Express Entry Draw.

Overall, it’s important to remember that the Express Entry Draw is a highly competitive process, and there are no guarantees of success. However, by following these tips and working to improve your qualifications and profile, you can increase your chances of being selected and becoming a permanent resident of Canada.

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What is the tie-breaking rule for candidates with the same CRS score?

In the event that more than one candidate has an exact Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score which meets the CRS cut-off threshold for an Express Entry Draw, the tie-breaking rule is applied. The candidate who submitted their Express Entry profile first will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada.

How many candidates are invited to apply in each IRCC Express Entry draw?

The number of candidates who are invited to apply in each Express Entry Draw varies, depending on the number of candidates in the pool and the immigration targets set by the government. Since 2017, the average number of people invited to apply for “all-programs” draws was around 3,600.

However, in the recent past, from 2020 to 2022, the average number of people invited to apply was around 3,800, with no “all-programs” draws taking place in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Lately, it appears that IRCC is targeting a range of around 5,000 ITAs issued in most “all-programs” draws, which took place in late 2022 and into 2023.

When is the latest Express Entry draw?

The schedule for the next express entry draw is not set in stone. Typically, draws are held approximately every two weeks, but the specific date and time can vary. Based on previous rounds of invitations, draws are usually held every two weeks on a Wednesday.

In 2022, every Express Entry Draw was on a Wednesday. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that this is subject to change, and IRCC updates the information on its website regularly.

In conclusion, the IRCC Express Entry Draw is an essential process for skilled foreign workers who want to move to Canada and become permanent residents. With the Canadian government setting a record-high immigration target for 2023, the number of invitations issued through the Express Entry and PNP streams is expected to be significant.

At Wild Mountain Immigration, we can assist potential candidates in meeting the eligibility requirements and improving their chances of success during their Canadian immigration process. By following the tips and strategies mentioned above, candidates can increase their CRS scores and improve their chances of being selected for the Canada express entry draw. It is essential to stay informed about changes in immigration policies and keep an accurate and up-to-date Express Entry profile to maximize their chances of success.