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Express Entry Latest Draw

The Latest Express Entry Rounds of Invitations.

The IRCC issued 3600 invitations to applicants in the Express Entry Draw 271, which was a category-based draw in Healthcare Occupations. Applicants having a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System  Score (CRS) of 431 received an Invitation to Apply (ITA).  

This is the third EE draw in a week. It followed after a French-language category-based draw that invited 300 candidates for ITA. This draw was held yesterday having a minimum cut-off score of 486. Today’s draw CRS score is 55 points lower. 

The other one was a Provincial Nominee Program-only draw that took place on October 24, 2023, and invited 1548 candidates.  

Please be aware that an ITA may not show up in your IRCC account for up to 24 hours if you were invited today.

When Do Express Entry Draws Take Place?


The Canadian government does an Express Entry draw approximately every two weeks. Each EE draw has a specific CRS Cut-off score, the lowest-ranking candidate who receives an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence must meet that score. These invitations are issued for the IRCC and a candidate must complete and submit an official electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR) within 60 days of receiving an ITA.

Three Types of Express Entry Draws

Express Entry is not an immigration by itself, rather it’s an online system that manages applications sent to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) department. Candidate profiles under the Canadian Express Entry system are ranked against each other according to a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The candidates with the highest ranking scores in the Express Entry draw will be considered for an Invitation to Apply for Permanent Residence.

There are three types of EE draws that IRCC holds:

  1. All Program Draws: This type of ee draw includes programs like Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Workers (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Candidates are ranked against each other through the CRS Score.  If many people have the same score and the maximum number of candidates has been reached, the date you submitted your Express Entry profile is used as the cut-off.
  2. Program Specific Draws: This type of ee draw targets a specific express entry program, i.e FSW, FST, CEC or PNP. Considering the past draws, the draws have been predominantly PNP draws. With the exception of a random FSW draw in February 2023, the last program-specific Express Entry draw that wasn’t PNP was a CEC draw in September 2023.
  3. Category Based Draws: This is the recently added type of Express Entry Draw that came into effect in the summer of 2023. Targeted Express Entry Draw or Category Based Draws, focuses on inviting candidates based on their training, work experience in specific sectors, and language abilities so as to meet the set economic goals. 

The process to Canadian Permanent Residence (PR)

Create an Express Entry Profile

Submit the profile in the Express Entry pool

Receive an invitation to apply

Apply for permanent residence

Latest Draw

Invitation Round #270

October 25th, 2023. 

No of Invitations = 300

Previous Draw

Invitation Round 269

October 24th, 2023. 

No of Invitations = 1548

Next Draw

October 31st 2023*

Invitation Round #271

*Prediction Date

Canada Express Entry Latest Draws in 2023

271October 26, 2023Healthcare Occupations3600431
270October 25, 2023French Language300486
269October 24, 2023PNP1548776
268October 10, 2023All Program3725500
267September 28, 2023Agriculture and Agri-food600354
266September 27, 2023French Language500472
265September 26, 2023All Programs3000504
264September 20, 2023Transport Occupations1000435
263September 19, 2023All Programs3200531
262August 15, 2023All Programs4300496
261August 03, 2023Category-Based1500388
260August 02, 2023Category-Based800435
259August 01, 2023All Programs2000517
258 July 12, 2023Category-Based3800375
257July, 11 2023All programs800505
256July, 07 2023Category-Specific2300439
255July, 06 2023Category-Specific1500463
254July, 05 2023Category-Specific500486
253July, 04 2023All programs700511
252June, 28 2023Category-Specific500476
251June, 27 2023All programs4300486
250June, 8 2023All programs4800486

Candidates Distribution in the Express Entry Pool:

As of October 23, 2023

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates
601-1200 1,536
451-500 60,587
481-490 9,514
401-410 11,153

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