IRCC issued 4800 Invitations to Apply in the 249th Express Entry Draw held on May 24, 2023. The CRS Score of the lowest ranking candidate was 488.
This is the 13th round of Express Entry Draws and candidates from all programs are eligible.
The CRS cutoff is in the similar range as in the previous rounds this year where no program was specified. The total number of invitations issued for all categories has gone up from 3500 in the last two rounds, but less than the 7000 ITAs issued in the rounds before that.
Lowest and Highest CRS Cutoff this year:
- Where no program was specified: Lowest – 481 and Highest – 507
- For Provincial Nomination Program: Lowest – 691 and Highest – 791
- For Federal Skilled Worker Program: Lowest – 489 and Highest – 489
The rounds specific to other programs have not taken place this year yet.
Invitations Issued this year:
- Invitations to Apply issued this year — 46948
- Invitations where no specific program was specified — 43800
- Invitations for Canadian Experience Class — 0
- Invitations for Federal Skilled Worker Program — 3300
- Invitations for Federal Skilled Trades Program — 0
- Invitations for Provincial Nomination Program — 2848
The number of candidates in the Express Entry Pool as of 24 May 2023 are:
0-300 = 5455
301-350 = 35098
Total = 226842
*These are approximate numbers as they keep changing in real time.