268 Express Entry Draw: October’s first all-program draw


268 Express Entry draw was recently announced by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Draw Date: 10th October 2023 Tuesday

Time of Draw: 15:49:55 UTC

Type of Draw: All Program draw

ITAs Issued: 3725

CRS cut-off: 500 points

The 268 Express Entry draw was the first round of invitations for the month of October. It was an all-program draw that issued Invitation to Apply (ITA) to all eligible Express Entry profiles that had a CRS score equal to or greater than 500 points. Although there is a slight dip in the CRS score cut-off for the 268th all-program draw, the ITAs have increased by 725 profiles. In the month of September, IRCC had conducted five Express Entry draws out of which two were all-program draws, while three were category-based selections. 

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All program draws for recent months are tabulated below

Draw numberDateITAs issuedCRS cut-off
26810th October3725500
26526th September3000504
26319th September3200531
26215th August4300496
2591st August2000517
25711th July800505
2534th July700511
25127th June4300486

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Difference between all-program and category-based draws.

All Program Express Entry draws invite eligible foreign skilled workers who are eligible in any one of the following federal categories:

On the other hand, the category-based draws are exclusively held for applicants who have a job or work experience in one of the following occupations:

  • STEM
  • Trade 
  • Healthcare
  • Agriculture and agri-food occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • French Language Proficiency

Since the 268 Express Entry draw was an all-program round of invitations, a category-based selection might be announced soon. Visit Talent Connected Worldwide for the latest updates.

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Niyati Chaurasia

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