Today, first Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Express Entry Draw of 2023 sent 3,300 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR).
Applicants with CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 489 or above received the invitations.
This is the first Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) Express Entry draw. Below are the details of today’s Express Entry draw.
Federal Skilled Worker
Number of invitations issued: 3,300
Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,300 or above
Date and time of round: February 02, 2023, at 15:12:01 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 489
Tie-breaking rule: March 29, 2022, at 16:09:00 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.
This is a good new for Express Entry aspirants with cut off score coming at 489. It seems imperative that next no program specified draw will be having CRS cut off around 480.
If next Express Entry draw comes out to be CEC only (which is more likely), then we can also witness a CRS cut off around 450-460.
Our advise to new applicants is create your Express Entry profile asap before IRCC start conducting targeted Express Entry draws as per new proposed categories.
Below is the CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of February 1, 2023.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of February 1, 2023
Latest processing time for Express Entry as of February 1
As of February 1, Express Entry processing times increased for all the three categories as listed below:
- Canadian Experience Class – 16 months
- Federal Skilled Worker Program – 31 months
- Federal Skilled Trades Program – 70 months
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry – 11 months
Full History of Canada Express Entry Draws since January 2022
|Date||Immigration program||Invitations issued||CRS Score Cut-Off|
|February 1, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||893||733|
|January 18, 2023||No Program Specified||5,500||490|
|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 service standard 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.