Latest Express Entry Draw

Latest-Express-Entry-Draw

The latest Express Entry draw of this week was announced on 24 April 2024. 1,400 candidates, with a CRS score of 410 or higher received an ITA. It was a French language proficiency draw.

Latest Express Entry Draw (2024)

Draw Number DateInvitations to Apply (ITA)Min. CRS ScoreDraw Type
295Apr 24 1,400410Category based (French Language Proficiency)
294Apr 232,095529General
293Apr 114,500491Category-based (STEM Occupatons)
292Apr 101,280549General
291Mar 261,500388Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
290Mar 251,980524General Draw
289Mar 13975430Category-based (Transport Occupations)
288Mar 122,850525General Draw
287Feb 292,500336Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
286Feb 281,470534General Draw
285Feb 16150437Category-based (Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations)
284Feb 143,500422Category-based (Healthcare Occupations)
283Feb 131,490535General
282Feb 17,000365Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
281Jan 31730541General
280Jan 231,040543General
279Jan 101,510546General

Express Entry Draw 2023

These are the latest Express Entry Draws held in 2023:

Draw Number DateInvitations to Apply (ITA)Min. CRS ScoreDraw Type
278Dec 21400386Category-based (Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations)
277Dec 20670435Category-based (Transport Occupations)
276Dec 191,000425Category-based (Trades Occupations)
275Dec 181,325542General (All Program)
274Dec 085,900481Category-based (STEM Occupations)
273Dec 071,000470Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
272Dec 064,750561General (All Program)
271Oct 263,600431Category-based (Healthcare Occupations)
270Oct 25300486Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
269Oct 241,548776Provincial Nominee Program
268Oct 103,725500All Program
267Sep 28600354Category-based (Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations)
266Sept 27500472Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
265Sept 263,000504All Program
264Sept 201,000435Category-based (Transport Occupations)
263Sept 193,200531All Program
262Aug 154,300496All Program
261Aug 31,500388Category-based (Trades Occupations)
260Aug 2800435French Language Proficiency
259Aug 12,000517All Program
258July 123,800375Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
257July 11800505All Program
256July 72,300439Category-based (French Language Proficiency)
255July 61,500463Category-based (Healthcare Occupations)
254July 5500486Category-based (STEM Occupations)
253July 4700511All Program
252Jun 28500476Category-based (Healthcare Occupations)
251Jun 274,300486All Program
250June 84,800486All Program
249May 244,800488All Program
248May 10589691PNP
247Apr 263,500483All Program
246Apr 123,500486All Program
245Mar 297,000481All Program
244Mar 237,000484All Program
243Mar 157,000490All Program
242Mar 01667748PNP
241Feb 15699791PNP
240Feb 023,300489FSW
239Feb 01893733PNP
238Jan 185,500490All Program
237Jan 115,500507All Program



What is an Express Entry draw?

Express Entry draws or Express Entry rounds of invitation are conducted by the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in order to issue Invitations to Apply (ITA) to eligible Express Entry profiles with a CRS score higher than or equal to the cut-off.

Once applicants get the ITA in the Express Entry draws, they must apply to IRCC for Canada PR through Express Entry within 60 days.

Category-based Express Entry Draws

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada launched Express Entry Category-based Draws on 31 May 2023. The category-based draw will help invite candidates from highly demanding occupations/categories.

The categories of the draw depend on the labor market needs and only be decided after considering other factors. For 2023, the chosen categories are:

  • French language proficiency
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and Agri-food occupations
  • STEM occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Healthcare occupations

The minimum requirement to be eligible for category-based draws is to have at least 6 months of work experience in the last 3 years.

The work experience should be in an occupation that is listed under the list of eligible occupations for that particular category.

Further eligibility requirements depend on the particular round of draws that are conducted.

Express Entry Draw Types

There are different types of Express Entry draw conducted by IRCC. These are:

1. General

When IRCC holds a “General” round of draws, high-ranking candidates in any one of the Express Entry programs receive invitations.

This means, whether the candidate is eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker program, Federal Skilled Trades program, or Canadian Experience Class will be invited if they meet the draw’s requirements. Sometimes, candidates eligible in PNPs are also invited through this draw type.

2. Provincial Nominee Program

In the Provincial Nominee Program specific draws, high-ranking candidates eligible in the PNP are invited.

3. Category-Based Draw

IRCC launched this newest draw type on May 31, 2023. The category-based Express Entry draws invite candidates from particular occupations or categories only.

For instance, the 271st round of Express Entry draw was conducted for Healthcare Occupations only, since it was a Category-based draw.

Lowest CRS Score Ever

Draw TypeCRS Score
All Program413
Category-based Draw354
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)75
Federal Skilled Trades (FST)199



Am I eligible for Express Entry draw?

To be eligible for Express Entry draws, you must:

  • be either 18 years or older
  • prove your language skills in either English or French
  • have required educational requirements
  • have relevant work experience

How does Express Entry work?

Step 1: Creating an Express Entry Profile

The first step in the Express Entry process is to create your profile through the GCKey or Sign-in partners. You will be required to answer a questionnaire that will assess your eligibility to create an express entry profile.

While creating your profile, you will have to provide all the information about your age, education, language proficiency, NOC code, etc.

An Express Entry profile stays in the pool for one year.

Step 2: Get your CRS score

Once you submit all the information while making your profile, the Express Entry system will assign you the Express Entry pathway you are eligible for.

The Express Entry offers three pathways, namely:

You will also get a score by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) as per the provided personal information.

Step 3: Enter the Express Entry pool

Once you are assigned your Express Entry program and the CRS score, you will enter the Express Entry pool of eligible profiles.

Step 4: Express Entry draws are held

Once your profile is in the pool, you will get an invitation to apply (ITA) if your CRS score is higher than the draw’s cut-off. The cut-off is out of 1200 points.

Step 5: Getting an ITA

Once you get the Invitation to Apply in the Express Entry draws, you have 60 days to upload complete documents, pay the fee $1525, and apply to IRCC for Canada PR.

It must be remembered that Express Entry draws do not have a fixed date. They are usually held on alternative Wednesdays, but that is not an official schedule.

Common Mistakes in Express Entry Profiles

To increase your chances of receiving an ITA, one should ensure that they don’t commit the same common mistakes that others make in their Express Entry profiles. 

Some very common mistakes found in Express Entry profiles are:

  • Not choosing the right NOC code or not fulfilling the NOC requirements
  • Not providing adequate proof of funds
  • Information not up-to-date or incorrect information filed in
  • Not meeting language requirements
  • Not meeting work experience requirements

Ways to Increase chances in Express Entry draw

Increasing your chances in the Canada Express Entry draw is directly related to a high CRS score. Your CRS score depends on the following factors:

  • Age
  • Academic proficiency
  • Language proficiency
  • Canadian work experience
  • Qualifications of your partner (if they are accompanying you)
  • Additional points such as the TEER level of your NOC code, french language proficiency, Canadian education or work experience, etc.

You can significantly increase your chances of getting an ITA in Canada Express Entry draws if you can improve your score for the above factors. For instance, you can aim for a high score in Language proficiency, learn French, attempt to get a job in Canada, etc.

The best way to improve your chances of getting an ITA in the Express Entry draw is to consult an authorized immigration consultant. Nobody understands the immigration system better than them.

Moreover, a licensed immigration consultant will be equipped with professional education and experience to help you score the highest possible CRS score for your profile.

Most Popular Occupations in Express Entry

202120202019
Food service supervisors(NOC 62020, TEER 2)Software engineers and designers(NOC 21231, TEER 1)Software engineers and designers (NOC 21231, TEER 1)
Administrative Assistants (NOC 13110, TEER 3)Information systems analysts and consultants(NOC 21222, TEER 1)Information systems analysts and consultants (NOC 21222, TEER 1)
Retail Sales supervisors(NOC 62010, TEER 2)Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 21230, TEER 1)Computer programmers and interactive media developers (NOC 21230, TEER 1)
Software engineers and designers(NOC 21231, TEER 1)Food service supervisors(NOC 62020, TEER 0)Financial auditors and accountants (NOC 11100, TEER 1)
Cooks (NOC 63200, TEER 3)Administrative assistants(NOC 13110, TEER 3)Administrative assistants (NOC 13110, TEER 3)
Computer programmers and interactive media developers(NOC 21230, TEER 1)Financial auditors and accountants(NOC 11100, TEER 1)Professional occupations in business management consulting (NOC 11201, TEER 1)
Information systems analysts and consultants(NOC 21222, TEER 1)Administrative officers(NOC 13100, TEER 3)Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations (NOC 10022, TEER 0)
User support technicians(NOC 22221, TEER 2)Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations(NOC 10022, TEER 0)Administrative officers (NOC 13100, TEER 3)
Restaurant and food service managers(NOC 60030, TEER 0)Retail Sales supervisors(NOC 62010, TEER 2)University professors and lecturers (NOC 41200, TEER 1)
Administrative officers(NOC 13100, TEER 3)Accounting technicians and bookkeepers(NOC 12200, TEER 2)Advertising marketing and public relations managers (NOC 10022, TEER 0)
Supervisors, supply chain, tracking and scheduling coordination occupations(12013, TEER 2)User support technicians(NOC 22221, TEER 2)Financial and investment analysts (NOC 11101, TEER 1)
Retail and wholesale trade managers(NOC 60020, TEER 0)University professors and lecturers(NOC 41200, TEER 1)Food service supervisors (NOC 6311)
Accounting technicians and bookkeepers(NOC 12200, TEER 2)Database analysts and data administrators(NOC 21223, TEER 1)Accounting technicians and bookkeepers (NOC 12200, TEER 2)
Early childhood educators and assistants(NOC 42202, TEER 2)Retail and wholesale trade managers(0621)Mechanical engineers (NOC 21301, TEER 1)
Financial sales representatives(NOC 63102, TEER 3Professional occupations in business management consulting(1122)Database analysts and data administrators (NOC 21223, TEER 1)

Express Entry Draw 2022

Below are some of the facts about the Express Entry Draw 2022

  • Lowest CRS cut-off: 491
  • Highest CRS cut-off: 808
  • Lowest number of ITAs issued: 392
  • The highest number of ITAs issued: 4750
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
23623.11.20224750491All program
23509.11.20224750494All program
23426.10.20224750496All program
23312.10.20224750500All program
23228.09.20223750504All program
23114.09.20223750510All program
23031.08.20222750516All program
22917.08.20222250525All program
22803.08.20222000533All program
22720.07.20221750542All program
22606.07.20221500557All program
22522.06.2022636752PNP
22408.06.2022932796PNP
22325.05.2022590741PNP
22211.05.2022545753PNP
22127.04.2022829772PNP
22013.04.2022787782PNP
21930.03.2022919785PNP
21816.03.2022924754PNP
21702.03.20221047761PNP
21616.02.20221082710PNP
21502.02.20221070674PNP
21419.01.20221036745PNP
21305.01.2022392808PNP

Express Entry Draws in last 6 Years

202120202019201820172016
Total number of eligible profiles submitted326,257266,658239,115195,659162,409183,009
Canadian province most chosen by applicantsOntario(62,360)Ontario(47,875)Ontario(41,932)Ontario(78,838)Ontario(72,993)Ontario(15,366)
Number of ITAs received by Provincial Nominees14,77814,20914,92810,8028,7328,798
PR received by Provincial nominees through Express Entry16,70814,09720,01317,96213,53213,292
Number of ITAs received by the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)034,68938,80947,52341,3648,332
PR received by FSW applicants8,15624,25958,184
Number of ITAs received by Canadian Experience Class99,65358,20130,56330,57135,02015,102
PR received by CEC130,44624,96730,226
Number of ITAs received by Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)02511,0009049061,550
PR received by FSTP5005651,178
Nationality of applicants receiving the most ITAsIndia(65,565)India(50,890)India(40,314)India(41,675)India(36,308)India(6,348)

Express Entry Draw 2021

Below are some of the facts about the Express Entry Draw 2021

  • Lowest CRS cut-off: 75
  • Highest CRS cut-off: 813
  • Lowest number of ITAs issued: 183
  • Highest number of ITAs issued: 27332
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
21222.12.2021746720PNP
21110.12.20211032698PNP
21024.11.2021613737PNP
20910.11.2021775685PNP
20827.10.2021681744PNP
20713.10.2021681720PNP
20629.09.2021761742PNP
20515.09.2021521732PNP
20414.09.20212000462CEC
20301.09.2021635764PNP
20219.08.20213000403CEC
20118.08.2021463751PNP
20005.08.20213000404CEC
19904.08.2021512760PNP
19822.07.20214500357CEC
19721.07.2021462734PNP
19608.07.20214500369CEC
19507.07.2021627760PNP
19424.06.20216000357CEC
19323.06.20211002742PNP
19210.06.20216000368CEC
19109.06.2021940711PNP
19031.05.20215956380CEC
18926.05.2021500713PNP
18820.05.20211842397CEC
18713.05.20214147401CEC
18612.05.2021557752PNP
18529.04.20216000400CEC
18428.04.2021381717PNP
18316.04.20216000417CEC
18214.04.2021266753PNP
18101.04.20215000432CEC
18031.03.2021284778PNP
17918.03.20215000449CEC
17817.03.2021183682PNP
17708.03.2021671739PNP
17613.02.20212733275CEC
17510.02.2021654720PNP
17421.01.20214626454CEC
17320.01.2021374741PNP
17207.01.20214750461CEC
17106.01.2021250813PNP

Express Entry Draw 2020

2020-ITA-Chart
2020-CRS-Chart
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
17023.12.20205000468Unspecified
16909.12.20205000469Unspecified
16825.11.20205000469Unspecified
16718.11.20205000472Unspecified
16605.11.20204500478Unspecified
16514.11.20204500471Unspecified
16430.09.20204200471Unspecified
16316.09.20204200472Unspecified
16202.09.20204200475Unspecified
16120.08.20203300454CEC
16019.08.2020600771PNP
15906.08.2020250415FSTP
15805.08.20203900476Unspecified
15723.07.20203343445CEC
15622.07.2020557687PNP
15508.07.20203900478Unspecified
15425.06.20203508431CEC
15324.06.2020392696PNP
15211.06.20203559437CEC
15110.06.2020341743PNP
15028.05.20203515440CEC
14927.05.2020385757PNP
14814.05.20203371447CEC
14713.05.2020529718PNP
14630.04.20203311452CEC
14529.04.2020589692PNP
14416.04.20203782455CEC
14315.04.2020118808PNP
14209.04.20203294464CEC
14109.04.2020606698PNP
14023.03.20203232467CEC
13918.03.2020668720PNP
13804.03.20203900471Unspecified
13719.02.20204500470Unspecified
13605.02.20203500472Unspecified
13522.01.20203400471Unspecified
13408.01.20203400473Unspecified

Express Entry Draw 2019

Below are some of the facts about the Express Entry Draw 2019

  • Lowest CRS cut-off: 332
  • Highest CRS cut-off: 475
  • Lowest number of ITAs issued: 500
  • Highest number of ITAs issued: 3900
2019-ITA-Chart
2019-CRS-Chart
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
13319.12.20193200469Unspecified
13211.12.20193200472Unspecified
13127.11.20193600471Unspecified
13013.11.20193600472Unspecified
12930.10.20193900475Unspecified
12816.10.2019500357Unspecified
12702.10.20193900464FSTP
12618.09.20193600462Unspecified
12504.09.20193600463Unspecified
12420.08.20193600457Unspecified
12312.08.20193600466Unspecified
12224.07.20193600459Unspecified
12110.07.20193600460Unspecified
12026.06.20193350462Unspecified
11912.06.20193350465Unspecified
11829.05.20193350470Unspecified
11715.05.2019500332FSTP
11601.05.20193350450Unspecified
11517.04.20193350451Unspecified
11403.04.20193350451Unspecified
11320.03.20193350452Unspecified
11206.03.20193350454Unspecified
11120.02.20193350457Unspecified
11030.01.20193350438Unspecified
10923.01.20193900443Unspecified
10809.01.20193900449Unspecified

Express Entry Draw 2018

Below are some of the facts about the Express Entry Draw 2018

  • Lowest CRS cut-off: 284
  • Highest CRS cut-off: 902
  • Lowest number of ITAs issued: 200
  • Highest number of ITAs issued: 3900
2018-ITA-Chart
2018-Cutoff-Chart
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
10719.12.20183900439Unspecified
10612.12.20183900445Unspecified
10528.11.20183900445Unspecified
10414.11.20183900449Unspecified
10329.10.20183900442Unspecified
10215.10.20183900440Unspecified
10103.10.20183900445Unspecified
10024.09.2018400284FSTP
9919.09.20183500441Unspecified
9805.09.20183900440Unspecified
9722.08.20183750440Unspecified
9608.08.20183750440Unspecified
9525.07.20183750441Unspecified
9411.07.20183750442Unspecified
9325.06.20183750442Unspecified
9213.06.20183750451Unspecified
91b30.05.2018200902PNP
91a30.05.2018500288FSTP
9023.05.20183500440Unspecified
8909.05.20183500441Unspecified
8825.04.20183500441Unspecified
8711.04.20183500444Unspecified
8626.03.20183000446Unspecified
8514.03.20183000456Unspecified
8421.02.20183000442Unspecified
8307.02.20183000442Unspecified
8224.01.20182750444Unspecified
8110.01.20182750446Unspecified

Express Entry Draw 2017

2017-ITA-Chart
2017-Cutoff-Chart
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
8020.12.20172750446Unspecified
7906.12.20172750452Unspecified
7815.11.20172750439Unspecified
7708.11.20172000458Unspecified
7601.11.2017505439FSTP
7501.11.2017290458PNP
7418.10.20172757241Unspecified
7304.10.20172801673Unspecified
7220.09.20172871436Unspecified
7106.09.20172772438Unspecified
7023.08.20173035433Unspecified
6909.08.20172991435Unspecified
6802.08.20173264434Unspecified
6712.07.20173202433Unspecified
6628.07.20173409441Unspecified
6531.05.20173877440Unspecified
6426.05.2017400449FSTP
6326.05.2017143413PNP
6217.05.20173687199Unspecified
6104.05.20173796775Unspecified
6019.04.20173665415Unspecified
5912.04.20173923423Unspecified
5805.04.20173753431Unspecified
5724.03.20173749441Unspecified
5601.03.20173884434Unspecified
5522.02.20173611441Unspecified
5408.02.20173644447Unspecified
5325.01.20173508453Unspecified
5211.01.20173334459Unspecified
5104.01.20172902568Unspecified

Express Entry Draw 2016

Below are some of the facts about the Express Entry Draw 2016

  • Lowest CRS cut-off: 453
  • Highest CRS cut-off: 786
  • Lowest number of ITAs issued: 559
  • Highest number of ITAs issued: 2878
2016-ITA-Chart
2016-CRS-cutoff-Chart
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
5022.12.20162878475Unspecified
4916.12.20161936497Unspecified
4830.11.2016559786PNP
4716.11.20162427470Unspecified
4602.11.20162080472Unspecified
4519.10.20161804475Unspecified
4412.10.20161518484Unspecified
4321.09.20161288483Unspecified
4207.09.20161000491Unspecified
4124.08.2016750538Unspecified
4010.08.2016754490Unspecified
3927.07.2016755488Unspecified
3813.07.2016747482Unspecified
3729.06.2016773482Unspecified
3615.06.2016752488Unspecified
3501.06.2016762483Unspecified
3418.05.2016763484Unspecified
3306.05.2016799534Unspecified
3220.04.20161018468Unspecified
3106.04.2016954470Unspecified
3023.03.20161014470Unspecified
2909.03.20161013473Unspecified
2824.02.20161484453Unspecified
2710.02.20161505459Unspecified
2627.01.20161468457Unspecified
2513.01.20161518453Unspecified
2406.01.20161463461Unspecified

Express Entry Draw 2015

Express Entry draws were first held on 31 January 2015. Below are some of the facts about the Express Entry Draw 2015.

  • Canadian Province most chosen by applicants: British Columbia
  • ITAs received by the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): 13,214
  • ITAs received by Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 11228
  • ITAs received by Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 2516
  • ITAs received by Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): 4105
  • Total ITAs issued: 31063
  • Lowest CRS cut-off: 450
  • Highest CRS cut-off: 886
  • Lowest number of ITAs issued: 715
  • Highest number of ITAs issued: 1637
2015-ITA-Chart
2015-Cutoff-Chart
Draw numberDraw DateITAs issuedCRS cut-offDraw type
2318.12.20151503460Unspecified
2204.12.20151451461Unspecified
2127.11.20151559472Unspecified
2013.11.20151506484Unspecified
1923.10.20151502489Unspecified
1802.10.20151530450Unspecified
1718.09.20151545450Unspecified
1608.09.20151517459Unspecified
1521.08.20151523456Unspecified
1407.08.20151402471Unspecified
1317.07.20151581451Unspecified
1210.07.20151516463Unspecified
1126.06.20151575469Unspecified
1012.06.20151501482Unspecified
922.05.20151361755Unspecified
817.04.2015715453Unspecified
710.04.2015925469Unspecified
627.03.20151637453Unspecified
520.03.20151620481Unspecified
427.02.20151187735Unspecified
320.02.2015849808CEC
207.02.2015779818Unspecified
131.01.2015779886Unspecified



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