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Posted on April 27 2023

Canada Express Entry Issues Record-Breaking 37,559 Invitations in Q1 2023

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights: First quarter of 2023 sees Express Entry Draws issuing record-breaking 37,559 ITAs

  • In Q1 of 2023, there was a significant increase in ITAs issued in the Express Entry Draws.
  • The total number of ITAs issued during this period was 37,559.
  • Three all-program draws were held in Q1, each issuing a record-breaking 7,000 invitations.
  • Additionally, the first draw of the year that focused on candidates for the Federal Skilled Worker program was conducted during this quarter.

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A review of Express Entry 2021 and 2022

Express Entry Draw 2021

  • In Q1 of 2021, a new record was set with the issuance of 44,124 ITAs in the Express Entry Draws.
  • During this period, a single Express Entry draw issued an unprecedented number of 27,332 ITAs.
  • This draw had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 75, the lowest ever recorded.

Express Entry Draw 2022

  • The first quarter of 2022 recorded the lowest number of ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates who were also Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates.
  • Only 6,470 ITAs were issued to this group of candidates during this period.

ITAs issued in Q1

Express Entry Draws 2021


Express Entry Draws 2022


Record-breaking Q1 2023: Canada Draws

All program Draws

  • The Express Entry All-program Draws in the first quarter of 2023 considered candidates from the FSTP, FSWP, and CEC.
  • The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores for these draws were notably lower compared to previous quarters.
  • During this period, the lowest CRS score set for the draws was 481, indicating a higher chance of selection for many candidates.

PNP Draws

  • In 2023, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) nominee allotments will increase in Canada.
  • The top 10 Canadian provinces have set a target of 105,500 for immigration in 2023.
  • Ottawa plans to modify its PNP guidelines to facilitate the process for eligible candidates.

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