Express Entry Draw 248: Record Low ITAs issued PNP draw

Express Entry Draw 248: Record Low ITAs issued PNP draw

Express Entry Draw 248: Record Low ITAs issued in PNP targeted draw. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada conducted the latest Express Entry draw 248 in a PNP targeted round of invitations.

Express Entry Draw 248

Draw type: Provincial Nominee Program targeted 

ITAs issued: 589

CRS score cut-off: 691

Draw date: 10.05.2023

Draw day: Wednesday

Time of Draw: 14:06:47 UTC

The latest Express Entry draw 248 was the fourth PNP targeted draw of the year 2023. While the CRS cut-off was significantly higher (as expected in the case of PNP targeted draw) the ITAs issued were the lowest for the year 2023. Interestingly, all the eligible Express Entry profiles that received an Invitation to Apply (ITA), just need to score 91 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) besides the additional 600 score that is awarded to profiles with a valid provincial nomination. 

Below are all the PNP targeted Express Entry draws that were held in 2023.

Draw no.Draw dateCRS cut-offITAs issued
24810.05.2023691589
24201.03.2023748667
24115.02.2023791699
23901.02.2023733893

As we can see from the table above, the CRS score cut-off for Express Entry draw 248 is the lowest among the PNP targeted draws. Despite that, the ITAs issued are still significantly lower.

Current situation of the Express Entry pool

As of May 10, 2023, below is the CRS score distribution of Express Entry profiles

CRS score rangeNumber of profiles in the pool
0-300 points5470
301-35035242
351-40067883
401-45059827
451-50055439
501-600992
601-1200535
Total profiles in the pool225,388

Advantages of being a provincial nominee

Getting a provincial nomination certificate from a Canadian province almost seals the deal when it comes to getting an ITA. It boosts your CRS score by a massive 600 points. All the other points earned by the applicant for their age, education, work experience, and other factors become added points to an already competitive score. Thus, getting a provincial nomination drastically increases your chances of getting an ITA to apply for Canada PR through the Express Entry system.

At Talent Connected Worldwide we not only explore your chances of eligibility  for PNP or Provincial Nomination Program, we also get you the highest CRS score possible. 

Contact us to create your Express Entry profile and get in the federal pool!

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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