Express Entry Draw 249: CRS dips with high ITAs

Express Entry Draw 249: CRS dips with high ITAs

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the latest all program Express Entry draw 249 on Wednesday, 24th May 2023.

Express Entry Draw 249

Draw type: All program draw

ITAs issued: 4800

CRS score cut-off: 488

Draw date: 24.05.2023

Draw day: Wednesday

Time of Draw: 14:23:06 UTC

IRCC conducted the 8th all program Express Entry draw of the year 2023. The Express Entry draw 249 invited 1300 more applicants since the last all program draw that was held on the 26th April 2023. At least 38,800 applicants have already been invited to apply for Canada PR through all program Express Entry draws. An all program draw is the one that invites eligible applicants from all Express Entry programs – Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class(CEC), Federal Skilled Trades(FSTP) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The CRS cut-off was just 5 points higher than that of the last all program draw. A CRS cut-off indicates the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points that an applicant requires to receive an ITA during the Express Entry draw. In the latest Express Entry draw 249, the applicants were required to score 488 or more inorder to receive an ITA. 

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores the applicant out of 1200 points on the following factors:



Language Proficiency

Canadian Work Experience 


Additional factors

Higher your points, higher the chances of getting an ITA in the round of invitations. Currently, there are at least 4225 eligible Express Entry profiles in the pool with the CRS score range of 480-490 points. The total number of Express Entry profiles currently in the pool are 226,842. 

Steps after getting an ITA

  • After receiving an ITA, you will have 60 days to apply for Canada PR to IRCC through the Express Entry system
  • Submit all the documents required to apply for Canada PR
  • Once the application is submitted, pay the fee
  • Receive a CoPR or Confirmation of Canada Permanent Residence
Did you miss your ITA in the latest Express Entry draw 249? 

There might be many overlooked factors that might be impacting your CRS score. A CICC authorized immigration consultant is your best bet to significantly increase your chances of getting an ITA in the next Express Entry draw. Currently, the CRS cut-off is relatively achievable, making it the best time to contact an immigration consultant and create a profile. 

Contact us and get your ITA now! 

Athena Campbell

Athena Campbell

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