The latest Express Entry draw on October 24, 2023, sent out 1,548 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)’ draw.
These invitations were specifically for candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) category. The lowest-ranked candidate in this draw had a CRS score of 776.
Latest Express Entry Draw – October 24, 2023
- Round of Invitation #268
- Express Entry Program: Provincial Nominee Program
- Number of invitations issued: 1,548
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,548 or above
- Date and time of round: October 24, 2023 at 14:23:38 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 776
- Tie-breaking rule: July 07, 2023 at 07:28:57 UTC
Tie-breaking rule: When multiple candidates have the same lowest score, the cut-off is determined by the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
CRS Score Distribution of Latest Express Entry Draw
After May 10, 2023, IRCC held a PNP-only draw. The CRS score increased by 85 points compared to the May 10 draw, making it more competitive for immigration candidates.
On October 10, 2023, IRCC sent out 3,725 invitations to apply for permanent residency in a ‘no program specified’ draw.
In this draw, the CRS score dropped by 4 points to 500, compared to the draw on September 28, 2023.
Moreover, Canada issued a total of 8,300 PR invitations in various Express Entry Draws during the month of September 2023.
Express Entry Draws in September 2023
Click here to see the updated list of 101 professions that, as of September 8, 2023, are eligible to receive an additional 50 CRS points for a qualification certificate, as per the IRCC.
The IRCC had its first draw for skilled trades. This was focused on 10 specific jobs, and the lowest score required was 388.
Express Entry Draws in 2023
CRS Score of Express Entry Draws 2023
All profiles are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which gives each candidate a score out of 1200 points. The higher the score, the better your ranking.
|Program||Processing Time||Change From Last Week|
|Canadian Experience Class (CEC)||5 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)||6 months||No Change|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)||(Not updated by IRCC since March 1 as there could be no application in processing for FSTP as of now)||No Change|
|Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry||8 months||No Change|
What is Category-based Selection?
On May 2023, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) introduced six additional draw categories for candidates in the Express Entry system.
These categories specifically targeted individuals with proficient French skills or significant work experience in: