Today, second Express Entry Draw of 2023 again invited 5,500 profiles to apply for permanent residency (PR).
Applicants having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 490 or above received the invitations.
Initial cut off score mentioned on the official website of IRCC was 507 which was incorrect.
IRCC has also updated the correct CRS cut off score on their official website as of now.
So, the CRS cut off score has reduced by only 17 points to 490 as compared to Express Entry draw on January 11, 2023.
Furthermore, number of invites remained same as in the previous draw. This draw came in as a surprise because Express Entry draws are usually held bi-weekly.
This is also one of the reason for drastic drop in CRS cut off score.
Below are the details of today’s All Program Express Entry draw.
- Number of invitations issued: 5,500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 5,500 or above
- Date and time of round: January 18, 2023 16:13:57 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 490
- Tie-breaking rule: November 24, 2022 21:14:59 UTC
If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.
Additionally, it also consider profiles under any of the aforementioned categories having a provincial nomination.
Next Express Entry draw cut off is also projected to be around 485 as per CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 18, 2023 listed below.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 18, 2023
Latest processing time for Express Entry as of January 18
As of January 18, Express Entry processing times increased for all the three categories as listed below:
- Canadian Experience Class – 20 months
- Federal Skilled Worker Program – 30 months
- Federal Skilled Trades Program – 63 months
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry – 12 months
Full History of Canada Express Entry Draws since January 2022
|Date||Immigration program||Invitations issued||CRS Score Cut-Off|
|January 11, 2023||No Program Specified||5,500||507|
|November 23, 2022||No Program Specified||4,750||491|
|November 9, 2022||No Program Specified||4,750||494|
|October 26, 2022||No Program Specified||4,750||496|
|October 12, 2022||No Program Specified||4,250||500|
|September 28, 2022||No Program Specified||3,750||504|
|September 14, 2022||No Program Specified||3,250||510|
|August 31, 2022||No Program Specified||2,750||516|
|August 17, 2022||No Program Specified||2,250||525|
|August 3, 2022||No Program Specified||2,000||533|
|July 20, 2022||No Program Specified||1,750||542|
|July 6, 2022||No Program Specified||1,500||557|
|June 22, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||636||752|
|June 8, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||932||796|
|May 25, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||590||741|
|May 11, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||545||753|
|April 27, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||829||772|
|April 13, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||787||782|
|March 30, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||919||785|
|March 16, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||924||754|
|March 2, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||1,047||761|
|February 16, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||1,082||710|
|February 2, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||1,070||674|
|January 19, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||1,036||745|
|January 5, 2022||Provincial Nominee Program||392||808|
What is Express Entry System?
Express Entry system is the fastest way to get Canadian Permanent Residency (PR). It has processing time of 6 months after submission of documents following the ITA.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a points-based methodology, is used by Express Entry to rate applicant profiles. The highest-scoring applicants are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA), after which they can submit an application for permanent residence.
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) all use Express Entry as their application management system (FSTP).
Candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) who are in the Express Entry pool are already qualified for at least one of these programmes.