IRCC Conducts 13th Express Entry Draw of 2023, Inviting 4,800 Candidates

IRCC Express Entry PNP Draw Federal Skilled Worker French Speaking candidates
  • May 25, 2023

The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently held its thirteenth Express Entry draw of 2023 on May 24. This draw saw a total of 4,800 candidates from the Express Entry pool being issued invitations to apply for Canada PR.

Notably, this was the first all-program draw since April 26, making candidates from from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible to receive an invitation to apply for Canada PR.


Express Entry Draw #249 Details:

  • Number of invitations issued: 4,800
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 4,800 or above
  • Type of draw: No program specified
  • Date and time of round: May 24, 2023, 14:23:06 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranking candidates invited: 488
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 26, 2022, 01:12:48 UTC


This invitation round follows the previous all-program draw on April 26, where 3,500 candidates received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) with a minimum CRS score of 483. It’s important to note that IRCC is currently issuing ITAs on a weekly basis, with occasional exceptions. The frequency, size, and date of the next Express Entry draw are determined based on the application inventory’s needs.

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