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Posted on April 04 2023

Express Entry 2023 surpasses 2022 figures in just three months

By Editor
Updated October 11 2023

Highlights: IRCC Invited 37,559 Express Entry Candidates in the First Quarter of 2023: Surpassing 2022 Figures

  • Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) opened 9 Express Entry draw in 2023.
  • 37,559 Invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued to Express Entry candidates.
  • IRCC crosses the number of ITAs issued in 2022 last year, i.e., till 31st March 2022.
  • IRCC has opened five all-program EE draws, three PNP-Specific EE draws, and one FSWP-Specific EE draw.
  • At this pace, Canada will soon achieve its immigration level plan for Express Entry 2023, i.e., to welcome 82,880 newcomers as permanent residents in 2023.

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Express Entry Draws in 2023

As a part of IRCC’s commitment to welcome 82,880 newcomers exclusively through Express Entry in 2023, the government of Canada has been constantly increasing the number of ITAs issued with each draw.

Refer to the table below for detailed information:

Total Express Draws in 2023: 9

Total ITAs issued from Jan - March: 37,559

Draw No.

Draw Date


No. of Invitations Issued

CRS cut-off score


29-March-2023 All Program Draw 7,000 481


23-March-2023 All Program Draw 7,000 484
#243 15-March-2023 All Program Draw 7,000


#242 01-March-2023 Provincial Nominee Program 667



15-February-2023 Provincial Nominee Program 699 791


02-February-2023 Federal Skilled Worker 3300 489
#239 01-February-2023 Provincial Nominee Program 893


#238 18-January-2023 All Program Draw 5500



11-January-2023 All Program Draw 5500


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As outlined in the table, in the last 9 Express Entry draws, the IRCC has invited 37,559 candidates, which is an incredible figure for the first quarter.

Additionally, the IRCC is consistently dropping the cut-off requirements, which is good news for all the individuals who have registered their profiles in the federal Express Entry System.

Canada Immigration Level Targets 2023-2025

Due to critical labour market shortages across Canada, the government offers various immigration pathways to skilled foreign nationals to manage the economic and social challenges by filling the labour market gaps.

As per the 2023-2025 immigration level plan, IRCC aims to welcome 1.5 million immigrants by 2025.

As per the new immigration level plan, Canada is also aiming to introduce more regional programs via Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP), and the Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP) to address targeted labour market needs at the community level.

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