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Express Entry Draw Sent 5,500 New Invites For PR-January 18

Last Updated On 1 February 2023, 11:30 AM EST (Toronto Time)

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.

All program Express Entry draws include all the the Express Entry profiles under Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FSTP).

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

Express entry draw january 18

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

DateImmigration programInvitations issuedCRS Score Cut-Off
January 11, 2023No Program Specified5,500507
November 23, 2022No Program Specified4,750491
November 9, 2022No Program Specified4,750494
October 26, 2022No Program Specified4,750496
October 12, 2022No Program Specified4,250500
September 28, 2022No Program Specified3,750504
September 14, 2022No Program Specified3,250510
August 31, 2022No Program Specified2,750516
August 17, 2022No Program Specified2,250525
August 3, 2022No Program Specified2,000533
July 20, 2022No Program Specified1,750542
July 6, 2022No Program Specified1,500557
June 22, 2022Provincial Nominee Program636752
June 8, 2022Provincial Nominee Program932796
May 25, 2022Provincial Nominee Program590741
May 11, 2022Provincial Nominee Program545753
April 27, 2022Provincial Nominee Program829772
April 13, 2022Provincial Nominee Program787782
March 30, 2022Provincial Nominee Program919785
March 16, 2022Provincial Nominee Program924754
March 2, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1,047761
February 16, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1,082710
February 2, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1,070674
January 19, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1,036745
January 5, 2022Provincial Nominee Program392808

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.


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