Prepared by Pugalendi; Edited by Michael Zimmer on May 27, 2023


On May 24, 4,800 applicants were invited to participate in an Express Entry draw held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). For this draw, a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System Score) of 488 was considered as the cut-off. This was an all-program draw, in the sense, candidates from all programs were considered in this draw.

Read this article to know how Express Entry works.



Candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency if their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the draw was 488 or higher. The government of Canada uses the CRS, a points-based selection method, to evaluate and rank the pool of candidates’ profiles. The CRS considers several variables, including age, education, language ability, job experience, and other standards.


Read this article to know the significance of your CRS score.


The Federal Skilled Worker Programme (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Programme (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), are the 3 programmes connected with Federal Express Entry that were considered for the draw on May 24. Besides this, there are also the provincial immigration programmes (PNPs), which are run by the different province governments via Express Entry. For skilled individuals with at least a year of work experience in a skilled occupation, the FSWP is the route to PR. FSTP is intended to assist experienced tradesmen with at least two years of professional experience. For skilled professionals with at least one year of work experience in Canada, the CEC is the best option that is available.

Recently, the IRCC has begun holding routine Express Entry draws. On January 1, 2015, the Express Entry system went into effect to simplify the immigration procedure and welcome qualified professionals to Canada by expediting the processing of their applications. Express Entry has evolved into the primary route for economic immigration to Canada. IRCC has once again shown through this special draw that, it is committed to bringing in 1.5 million skilled immigrants by 2025. For the years 2023 to 2025, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has set a new multi-year immigration objective.


Read this article to learn about Canada’s Multi-year immigration plan.


In the event of a tie, the cut-off shall be determined by the date and time that each applicant’s Express Entry profile was established. Visit this page on our website to find out more information about this. Candidates were eligible for this draw from all Federal Programmes connected with Express Entry. These are the provincial nominee programmes (PNPs) run by Express Entry, as well as the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).



The CRS Cut-off scores for the most recent 10 EE draws are shown in the chart below:



The graph shows that there has been a recent trend of excitement in the Express Entry draws held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Over the most recent draws, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score has consistently decreased, which has increased the quantity of invitations to apply (ITA) sent to qualified applicants. By doing this, IRCC will be able to reach its multi-year immigration objective for 2023–25, which calls for the admission of more than 500,000 new immigrants by the end of 2023.

When compared to the situation before to 16 November 2022 – when the new NOC [Version 2021] was not in place – the new draw trend, along with the additional amendments applied to Express Entry, considerably boost chances for hopefuls.


How does Express Entry (EE) operate and what is it?


Express Entry is an electronic selection system used by the Federal as well as Provincial governments of Canada [to select], as well as designated Canadian employers [to nominate] candidates for Canadian permanent residence under three of its popular economic [skilled] immigration programs:


Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC),

Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC),

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)


Candidates eligible for any of the above programs are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the Express Entry Pool. It is based on their Core/Human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English and/or French, etc. And, based on scores, candidates are periodically invited (or nominated) for permanent residence.



Contact us today to know if you qualify for Express Entry. Check out Owlspriority Immigration’s Canada Settlement Resources to learn about finding employment in Canada, making your initial days stress-free, etc.

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