The Canadian authorities frequently conduct Express Entry draws, also known as rounds of invitations, where they invite applicants from the Express Entry pool to submit applications for permanent residency. During these draws, candidates are evaluated based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This assessment considers variables like age, language skills, education, work history, and other criteria, assigning each applicant a CRS score out of a maximum of 1200 points.

When is The Next Express Entry Draw?

Express Entry draws do not adhere to a fixed timetable. Generally, a fresh Express Entry draw occurs approximately every two weeks. However, occasionally, there are more frequent draws or temporary pauses. 

Latest Express Entry Draw Results 2024

Here are the results of the latest rounds of invitations for Express Entry:

Latest Express Entry Draw Results 2024


Draw Date CRS Cut Off Number of ITAs Tie-Breaking Rule
294 April 23, 2024 529 2,095 November 08, 2023 at 17:50:29 UTC
293 April 11, 2024 491 4,500 February 25, 2024 at 11:55:12 UTC
292 April 10, 2024 549 1,280 March 21, 2024 at 03:37:24 UTC
291 March 26, 2024 388 1,500 March 10, 2024 at 20:06:26 UTC
290 March 25, 2024 524 1,980 February 25, 2024 at 14:42:38 UTC
289 March 13, 2024 430 975 July 31, 2023 at 13:27:26 UTC
288 March 12, 2024 525 2,850 March 12, 2024 at 15:56:42 UTC
287 February 29, 2024 336 2,500 January 18, 2024 at 09:15:46 UTC
286 February 28, 2024 534 1,470 January 16, 2024 at 03:51:05 UTC
285 February 16, 2024 437 150 January 29, 2024 at 03:32:58 UTC


Tie-Breaking Rules: If multiple candidates achieve the CRS cut-off score, IRCC uses the tie-breaking rule to effectively manage the quantity of ITAs issued in each draw. Only candidates who attain or surpass the CRS cut-off score and submit a profile before the tie-breaking regulation will receive an ITA. The tie-breaking regulation was implemented solely in November 2017.

Composition of the Express Entry Pool 

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601 to 1200 1,057
501 to 600 10,625
451 to 500 60,933
491 to 500 7,520
481 to 490 11,495
471 to 480 16,928
461 to 470 13,558
451 to 460 11,432
401 to 450 52,475
441 to 450 10,646
431 to 440 10,645
421 to 430 9,645
411 to 420 10,740
401 to 410 10,799
351 to 400 56,383
301 to 350 27,740
0 to 300 5,484
Total (as of the latest update) 214,697


IRCC released details about the composition of the Express Entry pool shortly before each draw. Presented below is the distribution of CRS scores among candidates in the Express Entry pool:

What type of Express Entry Draws are there? 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducts various types of rounds of invitations throughout the year. There are three distinct kinds of Canadian Express Entry draws:

General rounds of invitations: These rounds invite the highest-ranking candidates from the Express Entry pool who are eligible for one of the three Express Entry Programs: the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), or Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

Program-specific rounds of invitations: These rounds invite the highest-ranking candidates eligible for a particular Express Entry program. For instance, IRCC frequently conducts draws specifically for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), inviting only those eligible for a PNP.

Category-based rounds of invitations: The Minister of Immigration establishes specific categories to fulfill particular economic objectives across Canada. After the categories are defined, invitations are extended to the highest-ranking candidates in the pool who qualify for the designated category.

Categories chosen for this year

Categories are determined according to labour market data and forecasts, along with feedback gathered from provinces and territories. Annually, IRCC will present a report to Parliament detailing the categories selected in the previous year and evaluating forthcoming categories.

  • French Language Proficiency
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Jobs
  • Healthcare Roles
  • Skilled Trades
  • Agricultural and Agri-Food Positions
  • Transportation Roles

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What do I need to do to have my profile selected in an Express Entry Draw?

To increase your chances of being selected in an Express Entry draw, you should create an Express Entry profile and ensure it is accurate and up-to-date. Age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability are crucial. It’s also essential to monitor the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores and focus on improving your score if necessary.

When was the last Express Entry draw?

The last Express Entry draw of 2024 was held on April 23.

How many profiles are selected in each Express Entry Draw?

The number of chosen profiles in each Express Entry draw varies, depending on factors such as Canada’s immigration needs and the number of candidates in the pool. The number can vary from a few hundred to several thousand.

Why is the Express Entry Draw Delayed?

Recently, there has been a noticeable delay in the usual scheduling of Express Entry draws by the Canadian authorities. Various factors contribute to these delays, including the introduction of new draw categories, modifications in immigration policies, changes in governmental priorities, or the establishment of new immigration targets. Prospective candidates must remain informed about these delays and keep an eye on official announcements for updates on the resumption of Express Entry draws.

What is the cut-off score for CRS 2024?

The cut-off score for CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) in 2024 varies with each draw. It depends on factors such as the number of candidates in the pool and Canada’s immigration goals.

Can I get PR with a 400 CRS score?

An Express Entry CRS score of 400 may not be sufficient to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency through Express Entry. However, other immigration programs or provincial nominations may still be available options.

What was the last accepted CRS score?

The last accepted CRS score depends on the specific Express Entry draw. It can vary from draw to draw.

What is a good CRS score for Canada PR 2024?

A good CRS score for Canada PR in 2024 depends on the current cut-off scores in Express Entry draws. Generally, higher CRS scores increase the likelihood of receiving an ITA.

Is 459 a good CRS score?

A CRS score of 459 is relatively competitive, but its adequacy depends on the current cut-off scores and the specific draw. Monitoring recent Express Entry draw trends is essential for a better assessment.

What is the lowest CRS score accepted for Express Entry Draws?

The lowest CRS score accepted for Express Entry can vary significantly. It depends on factors such as the number of candidates in the pool and Canada’s immigration needs.

How does Express Entry draw work?

Express Entry draws are conducted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to invite candidates from the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residency. Candidates with the highest CRS scores are generally invited.

How many Express Entry draws in a month?

The number of Express Entry draws in a month can vary. Sometimes, there are multiple draws in a month, while there may be none other times.

How many times does Express Entry draw in a year?

Express Entry draws occur frequently throughout the year, generally multiple times per month. The exact number can vary based on immigration targets and application volumes.

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