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Latest Express Entry Draw 256

The Express Entry (EE) organizes and processes applications for people who wish to immigrate to Canada and acquire Canadian permanent residence. 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. The system manages three Canadian immigration programs:

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.

These invitations are issued by the federal government on a regular basis.


The IRCC issued 2,300 invitations to applicants in the Express Entry draw 256. Applicants having a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System  Score (CRS) of 439 received an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

This is the first ever French category-specific Express Entry draw. Today’s draw has the Lowest CRS Score of the year, when compared to yesterday’s draw, which was also a category-specific draw but in healthcare occupations, today’s CRS score went down 24 points. 

Yesterday’s Healthcare Occupations Express Entry draw resulted in 1500 candidates being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and had a minimum CRS Score of 463.  

The draw held today was the 20th for Express Entry in 2023 and the fourth of July. This is the fourth day in a row where Express Entry Draw has been held.

Express Entry will be holding All-programs draw and category-specific draws.  As of July 04, a surprise All-program draw was held resulting in 700 applicants being issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), with a minimum score of 511.

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

Eligibility for French Category-Based Draw

To be eligible for the Francophone Category-Specific Express Entry Draw, An individual must:

  • have French-language test results that show a minimum score of 7 in all 4 language abilities on the Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens
  • meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round

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