Today, first Express Entry draw of April 2023 invites 3,500 profiles for permanent residency (PR) in a “no program specified” round of invitations.
The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score cutoff jumps by 5 points to 486, predominantly due to reduction in number of ITAs.
Details of the new IRCC Express Entry draw today
- Date and time of round: April 12, 2023 14:12:15 UTC
- No Program Specified
- Number of invitations issued: 3,500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,500 or above
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 486
- Tie-breaking rule: July 19, 2022 11:05:24 UTC
In the month of March 2023, 28,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued, and the CRS cut off score reduced from 490 to 481.
However, cutoff score now again increases after halt of two weeks due to creation of new Express Entry profiles and halving of the ITAs.
Upcoming Express Entry Draw Prediction
For last Express Entry draw, our CRS cut off score forecast was just 1 point off, but this week’s cutoff score came out to be quite high than expected.
Our forecast is usually based on the study of the CRS score distribution in the pool on the draw day and number of invitations, as well as our expectation of new profiles created until the draw day.
It seems like number of new profiles created since March 29, 2023 beat our expectations as well as half the number of invitations.
CRS score cutoff in the next draw on April 26, 2023 could be around 482 for no program specified draw.
If no program-specific draw is announced again next week, then we can see slightly lower cutoff score around 478.
The CRS score distribution of Express Entry candidates as of March 29, 2023 is shown below.
CRS score distribution in the Express Entry pool
Full List of Express Entry Draws 2023
|#||Date||Immigration program||Invitations issued||CRS Cut Off|
|245||March 30, 2023||No Program Specified||7,000||481|
|244||March 23, 2023||No Program Specified||7,000||484|
|243||March 15, 2023||No Program Specified||7,000||490|
|242||March 1, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||667||748|
|241||February 15, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||699||791|
|240||February 2, 2023||Federal Skilled Worker||3,300||489|
|239||February 1, 2023||Provincial Nominee Program||893||733|
|238||January 18, 2023||No Program Specified||5,500||490|
|237||January 11, 2023||No Program Specified||5,500||507|
Click here for all the previous Express Entry draws.
Official IRCC processing times for Express Entry – April 12, 2023
- Canadian Experience Class – 5 months
- Federal Skilled Worker Program – 27 months
- Federal Skilled Trades Program – (not updated
by IRCC since March 1) There could be no application in processing for FSTP
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry – 10 months