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The New Express Entry draw invites 4300 applicants

On August 15, IRCC invited a large number of applicants to the new express entry draw.  Four thousand three hundred applicants were issued invites in an all-program Express entry draw with the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 496 points. 
The Key Highlights of the Draw

The Key Highlights of the Draw

  • ITA – 4300
  • CRS score – 496 points 

The New Express Entry draw invites 4300 applicants

How has been the Express Entry Draws so far?

The last all-program express entry draw was on August 1, which invited 2000 applicants with a minimum CRS score of 517 in three categories - (the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). After which the draw of August 2 was a category-based Express entry draw in which 800 ITAs were issued with the minimum CRS score of 435 points.



Let us look at the year 2023 so far in detail – 


 Date of the Express Entry Draw Invitation to Apply ( ITA) Comprehensive Ranking System ( CRS) Score
15th August 4300 496 ( All program)
2nd August 800  435 ( French language speakers)
1st August 2000 517 ( No program specified)
12th July 3800 375 ( French language speakers)
11th  July 800 505 ( No program specified)
7th  July 2300 439 ( French Language speakers)
6th  July 1500 463 ( Healthcare occupations)
5th  July 500 486 ( STEM occupations)
4th  July  700 511 ( No program specified)
28th  June 500 476 ( Healthcare occupations)
27th  June 4300 486 ( No Program specified)
8th  June 4800 486 ( No program specified)
24th May 4800 488 ( No program specified)
10th  May 589 691 ( Provincial Nominee Program)
26th  April 3500 483 ( No program Specified)
12th  April 3500 486 ( No program Specified)
29th  March 7000 481 ( No program Specified)
23th March 7000 484 ( No program Specified)
15th  March 7000 490 ( No program Specified)
1St March 667 748 ( Provincial Nominee Program)
15th February 699 791 ( Provincial Nominee Program)
2nd February 3300 489 ( Federal Skilled Workers Program )
1st February 893 733 ( Provincial Nominee Program)
18th January 5500 490 ( all program)
11th January 5500 507 (all Program)


What is the Express Entry Program?

The express entry program is the channel to invite skilled workers to Canada in the fastest way possible. The candidates are invited in three subcategories - Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class(CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

The points-based score calculation is done by the IRCC to quantify the abilities of the applicants. Those who score the highest points are provided the ITA. 

Recently on May 31, the IRCC also started the category-based express entry draws as per which the applicants will be selected based on the demand in a particular industry. 

The six categories for  2023 are

  • Healthcare;
  • STEM professions;
  • Trades;
  • Transport;
  • Agriculture and agri-food; and
  • French-language proficiency.


These are the categories with urgent openings, and there are the processing of these applicants will be faster to help with the economic growth of Canada.

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