Today, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued Invitations to Apply (ITA) in a fresh Express Entry invitation round, extending invitations to 3,000 candidates across all programs. To receive an ITA, candidates needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 504.

This draw comes after several rounds held during the week of September 18. On September 19, IRCC invited 3,200 candidates through an all-program draw. The subsequent day, September 20, marked another milestone as IRCC invited 1,000 candidates in the inaugural category-based draw for Express Entry applicants specializing in transportation occupations.


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #265– September 26, 2023

No Program Specified

Number of invitations issued: 3,000

Rank required to be invited to apply: 3,000 or above

Date and time of round: September 26, 2023 at 13:38:55 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 504

Tie-breaking rule: September 11, 2023 at 20:24:18 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Contact SAI Canada Immigration to check your Eligibility


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