Express Entry Draw: Latest Results & History

Updated: October 5, 2022

Latest Express Entry draw

The latest Express Entry draw took place on September 28, 2022, inviting 3750 No program specified candidates with a CRS score of at least 504 to apply for permanent residence:

Date & Time




Tie-Breaking rule

September 28, 2022 at 13:52:35 UTC UTC

No program specified



May 2, 2022 at 17:17:32 UTC

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of September 26, 2022

As of September 26, 2022, there are 237,423 candidates in the Express Entry pool. The following table shows the CRS range of these candidates:

CRS score range

Number of candidates

















Number of candidates by crs score range september 26 2022

The numbers in this table represent the total number of people in the Express Entry pool. As new candidates submit Express Entry profiles and other profiles expire, the CRS score distribution will change.

Express Entry draw history

The following table includes the details of all Express Entry draws that have taken place previously:

#DateImmigration ProgramInvitations IssuedCRS cut-off
232September 28, 2022No program specified3750504
231September 14, 2022No program specified3250510
230August 31, 2022No program specified2750516
229August 17, 2022No program specified2250525
228August 2, 2022No program specified2000533
227July 20, 2022No program specified1750542
226July 6, 2022No program specified1500557
225June 22, 2022Provincial Nominee Program636752
224June 8, 2022Provincial Nominee Program932796
223May 25, 2022Provincial Nominee Program589741
222May 11, 2022Provincial Nominee Program545753
221April 27, 2022Provincial Nominee Program829772
220April 13, 2022Provincial Nominee Program787782
219March 30, 2022Provincial Nominee Program919785
218March 16, 2022Provincial Nominee Program924754
217March 2, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1047 761
216February 16, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1082 710
215February 2, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1070674
214January 19, 2022Provincial Nominee Program1036745
213January 5, 2022Provincial Nominee Program392808
212December 22, 2021Provincial Nominee Program746720
211December 10, 2021Provincial Nominee Program1032698
210November 24, 2021Provincial Nominee Program613737
209November 10, 2021Provincial Nominee Program775685
208October 27, 2021Provincial Nominee Program888744
207October 13, 2021Provincial Nominee Program681720
206September 29, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 761742
205September 15, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 521732
204September 14, 2021Canadian Experience Class 2,000462
203September 1, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 635764
202August 19, 2021Canadian Experience Class 3,000403
201August 18, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 463751
200August 5, 2021Canadian Experience Class 3,000404
199August 4, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 512760
198July 22, 2021Canadian Experience Class 4,500357
197July 21, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 462734
196July 8, 2021Canadian Experience Class 4,500369
195July 7, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 627760
194June 24, 2021Canadian Experience Class 6,000357
193June 23, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 1,002742
192June 10, 2021Canadian Experience Class 6,000368
191June 9, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 940711
190May 31, 2021Canadian Experience Class 5,956380
189May 26, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 500713
188May 20, 2021Canadian Experience Class 1,842397
187May 13, 2021Canadian Experience Class 4,147401
186May 12, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 557752
185April 29, 2021Canadian Experience Class 6,000400
184April 28, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 381717
183April 16, 2021Canadian Experience Class 6,000417
182April 14, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 266753
181April 1, 2021Canadian Experience Class 5,000432
180March 31, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 284778
179March 18, 2021Canadian Experience Class 5,000449
178March 17, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 183682
177March 08, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 671739
176February 13, 2021Canadian Experience Class 27,33275
175February 10, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 654720
174January 21, 2021Canadian Experience Class 4,626454
173January 20, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 374741
172January 7, 2021Canadian Experience Class 4,750461
171January 6, 2021Provincial Nominee Program 250813
170December 23, 2020No program specified5,000468
169December 9, 2020No program specified5,000469
168November 25, 2020No program specified5,000469
167November 18, 2020No program specified5,000472
166November 05, 2020No program specified4,500478
165October 14, 2020No program specified4,500471
164September 30, 2020No program specified4,200471
163September 16, 2020No program specified4,200472
162September 02, 2020No program specified4,200475
161August 20, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,300454
160August 19, 2020Provincial Nominee Program600771
159August 06, 2020Federal Skilled Trades250415
158August 05, 2020No program specified3,900476
157July 23, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,343445
156July 22, 2020Provincial Nominee Program557687
155July 08, 2020No program specified3,900478
154June 25, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,508431
153June 24, 2020Provincial Nominee Program392696
152June 11, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,559437
151June 10, 2020Provincial Nominee Program341743
150May 28, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,515440
149May 27, 2020Provincial Nominee Program385757
148May 14, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,371447
147May 13, 2020Provincial Nominee Program529718
146April 30, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,311452
145April 29, 2020Provincial Nominee Program589692
144April 16, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,782455
143April 15, 2020Provincial Nominee Program118808
142April 09, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,294464
141April 09, 2020Provincial Nominee Program606698
140March 23, 2020Canadian Experience Class 3,232467
139March 18, 2020Provincial Nominee Program668720
138March 04, 2020No program specified3,900471
137February 19, 2020No program specified4,500470
136February 05, 2020No program specified3,500472
135January 22, 2020No program specified3,400471
134January 08, 2020No program specified3,400473
133December 19, 2019No program specified3,200469
132December 11, 2019No program specified3,200472
131November 27, 2019No program specified3,600471
130November 13, 2019No program specified3,600472
129October 30, 2019No program specified3,900475
128October 16, 2019Federal Skilled Trades500357
127October 02, 2019No program specified3,900464
126September 18, 2019No program specified3,600462
125September 04, 2019No program specified3,600463
124August 20, 2019No program specified3,600457
123August 12, 2019No program specified3,600466
122July 24, 2019No program specified3,600459
121July 10, 2019No program specified3,600460
120June 26, 2019No program specified3,350462
119June 12, 2019No program specified3,350465
118May 29, 2019No program specified3,350470
117May 15, 2019Federal Skilled Trades500332
116May 01, 2019No program specified3,350450
115April 17, 2019No program specified3,350451
114April 03, 2019No program specified3,350451
113March 20, 2019No program specified3,350452
112March 06, 2019No program specified3,350454
111February 20, 2019No program specified3,350457
110January 30, 2019No program specified3,350438
109January 23, 2019No program specified3,900443
108January 09, 2019No program specified3,900449
107December 19, 2018No program specified3,900439
106December 12, 2018No program specified3,900445
105November 28, 2018No program specified3,900445
104November 14, 2018No program specified3,900449
103October 29, 2018No program specified3,900442
102October 15, 2018No program specified3,900440
101October 03, 2018No program specified3,900445
100September 24, 2018Federal Skilled Trades400284
99September 19, 2018No program specified3,500441
98September 05, 2018No program specified3,900440
97August 22, 2018No program specified3,750440
96August 08, 2018No program specified3,750440
95July 25, 2018No program specified3,750441
94July 11, 2018No program specified3,750442
93June 25, 2018No program specified3,750442
92June 13, 2018No program specified3,750451
91May 30, 2018Federal Skilled Trades500288
91May 30, 2018Provincial Nominee Program200902
90May 23, 2018No program specified3,500440
89May 09, 2018No program specified3,500441
88April 25, 2018No program specified3,500441
87April 11, 2018No program specified3,500444
86March 26, 2018No program specified3,000446
85March 14, 2018No program specified3,000456
84February 21, 2018No program specified3,000442
83February 07, 2018No program specified3,000442
82January 24, 2018No program specified2,750444
81January 10, 2018No program specified2,750446
80December 20, 2017No program specified2,750446
79December 06, 2017No program specified2,750452
78November 15, 2017No program specified2,750439
77November 08, 2017No program specified2,000458
76November 01, 2017Federal Skilled Trades 505241
75November 01, 2017Provincial Nominee Program290673
74October 18, 2017No program specified2,757436
73October 04, 2017No program specified2,801438
72September 20, 2017No program specified2,871433
71September 06, 2017No program specified2,772435
70August 23, 2017No program specified3,035434
69August 09, 2017No program specified2,991433
68August 02, 2017No program specified3,264441
67July 12, 2017No program specified3,202440
66June 28, 2017No program specified3,409449
65May 31, 2017No program specified3,877413
64May 26, 2017Federal Skilled Trades400199
63May 26, 2017Provincial Nominee Program143775
62May 17, 2017No program specified3,687415
61May 04, 2017No program specified3,796423
60April 19, 2017No program specified3,665415
59April 12, 2017No program specified3,923423
58April 05, 2017No program specified3,753431
57March 24, 2017No program specified3,749441
56March 01, 2017No program specified3,884434
55February 22, 2017No program specified3,611441
54February 08, 2017No program specified3,644447
53January 25, 2017No program specified3,508453
52January 11, 2017No program specified3,334459
51January 04, 2017No program specified2,902468
50December 22, 2016No program specified2,878475
49December 16, 2016No program specified1,936497
48November 30, 2016Provincial Nominee Program559786
47November 16, 2016No program specified2,427470
46November 02, 2016No program specified2,080472
45October 19, 2016No program specified1,804475
44October 12, 2016No program specified1,518484
43September 21, 2016No program specified1,288483
42September 07, 2016No program specified1,000491
41August 24, 2016No program specified750538
40August 10, 2016No program specified754490
39July 27, 2016No program specified755488
38July 13, 2016No program specified747482
37June 29, 2016No program specified773482
36June 15, 2016No program specified752488
35June 01, 2016No program specified762483
34May 18, 2016No program specified763484
33May 06, 2016No program specified799534
32April 20, 2016No program specified1,018468
31April 06, 2016No program specified954470
30March 23, 2016No program specified1,014470
29March 09, 2016No program specified1,013473
28February 24, 2016No program specified1,484453
27February 10, 2016No program specified1,505459
26January 27, 2016No program specified1,468457
25January 13, 2016No program specified1,518453
24January 06, 2016No program specified1,463461
23December 18, 2015No program specified1,503460
22December 04, 2015No program specified1,451461
21November 27, 2015No program specified1,559472
20November 13, 2015No program specified1,506484
19October 23, 2015No program specified1,502489
18October 02, 2015No program specified1,530450
17September 18, 2015No program specified1,545450
16September 08, 2015No program specified1,517459
15August 21, 2015No program specified1,523456
14August 07, 2015No program specified1,402471
13July 17, 2015No program specified1,581451
12July 10, 2015No program specified1,516463
11June 26, 2015No program specified1,575469
10June 12, 2015No program specified1,501482
9May 22, 2015No program specified1,361755
8April 17, 2015No program specified715453
7April 10, 2015No program specified925469
6March 27, 2015No program specified1,637453
5March 20, 2015No program specified1,620481
4February 27, 2015No program specified1,187735
3February 20, 2015Canadian Experience Class 849808
2February 07, 2015No program specified779818
1January 31, 2015No program specified779886

Express Entry CRS cut-off score records

The following table shows the CRS cut-off records of previous Express Entry draws broken down by the type of draw:

Type of draw

Lowest CRS cut-off score

Highest CRS cut-off score

Average CRS cut-off score

No program specified




Federal Skilled Trades




Canadian Experience Class




Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)




Crs cut off score by draw type 2015 2022
Crs score trend no program specified
Crs score trend cec
Crs score trend fst
Crs score trend pnp
  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

Express Entry CRS cut-off score records by draw type (2021)

  • The lowest CRS cut-off score of 2021 was 75, during a Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw that took place on February 13, 2021.
  • The highest CRS cut-off score of 2021 was 813, during a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw that took place on January 6, 2021.

Type of draw

Lowest CRS cut-off score

Highest CRS cut-off score

Average CRS cut-off score

Canadian Experience Class




Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)




Crs cut-off score by draw type 2021

Express Entry invitations by immigration program

Since Express Entry launched in 2015, a total of 575,787 invitations were issued to candidates in the Express Entry pool. The following table shows the number of invitations by immigration program:

Immigration program

Invitations issued

Average invitations issued

No program specified



Federal Skilled Trades



Canadian Experience Class



Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)



Invitations issued by program 2015-2022
  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

  • 2015

Express Entry invitations by program (2021)

A total of 114,431 invitations were issued to candidates in the Express Entry pool in 2021. The following table shows the total number of invitations and average number of invitations issued per draw by immigration program:

Immigration program

Invitations issued

Average invitations issued

Canadian Experience Class



Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)



Invitations issued by program 2021

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Canada's Immigration levels plan 2022-2024

On February 14, 2022, Canada released the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan, which outlines an ambitious effort to support Canada's economic resurgence and post-pandemic growth by increasing immigration targets.

The plan aims to welcome immigrants at a rate of about 1% of Canada’s population, including:

  • 431,645 permanent residents in 2022;
  • 447,055 in 2023; and 
  • 451,000 in 2024.

Canada's target of 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022 represents a 6% increase over the number of permanent residents welcomed in 2021 (405,303). This increase reflects Canada's growing need for immigrants as a key part of its continued economic success.

Other highlights of the plan include:

  • an admissions target of 1.14% of Canada's population by 2024
  • a focus on long-term economic growth, with nearly 60% of new immigrants coming under economic immigration pathways such as Express Entry, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), and the Temporary Resident to Permanent Resident (TR2PR) stream that was available in 2021.
  • a plan to increase Francophone immigration outside Quebec with a target of 4.4% of French-speaking immigrants outside Quebec by 2023.
  • help for those who need to resettle in Canada as refugees, including a plan to resettle at least 40,000 Afghan nationals over the next two years.

The 2023-2025 Immigration Levels plan is expected to be announced by November 1, 2022 at the latest.

Express Entry draws FAQs

What are Express Entry draws?

Express Entry is an online immigration application management system used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process applications from skilled workers under the following economic immigration programs:

  1. The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  2. The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  3. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  4. A portion of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Candidates who meet the requirements of one of the programs above are able to submit a profile to the Express Entry pool where they are ranked against other candidates using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

During an Express Entry invitation round (or "draw"), IRCC invites candidates in the Express Entry pool with the highest CRS scores to apply for permanent residence. 

Historically, Express Entry draws occur once every two weeks.

Express Entry draws are either:

  1. General: candidates who are eligible for any of the federal economic immigration programs managed by Express Entry are selected based on their CRS score.
  2. Program-specific: candidates are selected for one of the federal economic immigration programs managed by Express Entry (i.e. CEC or FSTP) based on their CRS score.

The results of each Express Entry draw include:

  • The number identifying the draw (unique ID);
  • The date and time the invitation round took place;
  • The immigration program associated with the invitation round (whether it is specific to a program or not);
  • The number of invitations issued, representing the number of Express Entry candidates that were invited to apply for permanent residence; 
  • The CRS score and rank of the lowest-ranked candidates invited to apply during the invitation round; and
  • The tie-breaking rule, which is used to select candidates with the lowest CRS cut-off score based on the time and date they submitted their Express Entry profile.

Express Entry draws are not random like in a lottery. IRCC selects candidates with the highest CRS score and invites them to apply for permanent residence.

When will the next Express Entry draw be?

The next Express Entry draw is predicted to take place on October 12, 2022. Typically, Express Entry draws occur once every two weeks on a Wednesday.

Will the CRS score go down in 2022?

On July 6, 2022, Canada officially resumed invitations for Federal Skilled Workers and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates. As normal draws resume, we could see CRS scores going lower as the year progresses.

Canada aims to welcome 431,645 new permanent residents in 2022, 447,055 in 2023, and 451,000 in 2024. Based on these immigration level plans for upcoming years, it is possible we will see a decrease in the CRS cut-off score in time.

What is the tie-breaking rule in Express Entry?

Many variables help determine what the CRS cut-off score will be for a given Express Entry draw, such as the government’s immigration targets, the time in between draws and the number of candidates in the Express Entry pool when an invitation round takes place. 

In the event of a tie for the lowest CRS score cut-off (given there are only a limited number of invitations that are issued each draw), the government uses something called a “tie-breaking rule” to select candidates.

To illustrate what the tie-breaking rule does, let’s use an example:

  1. The latest Express Entry draw occurs.
  2. 3500 ITAs are issued to the highest ranked candidates in the pool.
  3. The minimum CRS score required is 422.
  4. Because there are a limited number of ITAs issued in any given draw, some candidates who were able to achieve a CRS score of 422 won’t receive an ITA, while others will.
  5. In the case of a CRS tie, the system will rank all tied candidates based on the date and time that they submitted their profile. The tie-breaking rule essentially prioritizes profiles that have been in the Express Entry pool for a longer period of time.

As a result of the tie-breaking rule, some candidates will not receive an ITA even though they have the minimum required CRS score for the latest draw that took place:

Can I be eligible for more than one Express Entry program?

Yes. When there is an "all-program" draw (meaning the draw is not specific to a program, like the CEC or FSTP) and you are eligible for more than one Express Entry option at the same time (i.e. you are eligible for both FSW and CEC), the system will invite you to apply for one of the classes in the following order:

  1. Provincial Nominee Class (PNC)
  2. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  3. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  4. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)


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