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Posted on February 03 2023

First FSWP draw in Express Entry history invited 3,300 candidates

By Editor
Updated September 01 2023

Highlights: First Express Entry Draw for FSWP

  • Canada conducted its 240th Express Entry draw on February 02, 2023.
  • The draw invited 3,300 candidates to apply for Canada PR.
  • The candidates who had a score of 489 or more were invited.
  • The tie breaking rule was implemented on March 29, 2022.

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Abstract: Canada invited 3,300 international candidates in the first Express Entry draw for FSW.

On February 02, 2023, Canada held its 240th Express Entry draw. It invited 3,300 candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa.

The invitees had a score of 469 or more in the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System. A tie breaking rule was implemented on March 29, 2022.

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Know more about the Express Entry Draw for FSWP

Detailed information about the recent FSWP or Federal Skilled Worker Program draw of Express Entry is given below:

Details of the 2023 Express Entry Draw

Draw Number Date Immigration program Invitations issued

Minimum Score


Feb 2, 2023 Federal Skilled Worker 3,300 489
239 Feb 1, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 893



Jan 18, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 490
237 Jan 11, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500


In 2023, Canada invited 15,193 international individuals through permanent residents of Canada facilitated by Canada PR visa.

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IRCC accepts lower CRS scores; Express Entry draw has 4,750 people invited

Who is eligible for the FSW Program?

The eligibility criteria for the FSWP or Federal Skilled Worker Program are given below:

  • Minimum of 1 year of full-time and paid work experience in the last ten years in a listed skilled occupation
  • Qualify for language proficiency tests recognized by CLB or Canadian Language Benchmark
  • Have educational credential from Canada or an ECA or Educational Credential Assessment for foreign credentials
  • Have adequate funds to settle in Canada
  • Applicants of FSWP should score a minimum of 67 points on IRCC or Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada selection factors
  • Dependents are required to fulfill the eligibility criteria

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