Canada Express Entry Draw #242 invites 667 applicants

Latest Canadian Express Entry draw 242

Express Entry Draw 242 | 667 PNP Candidates Invited

On March 1, 2023, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 667 invitations in the Latest Canadian Express Entry draw 242.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 748. This draw was program-specific. In the third program specific draw of the year, only candidates who were nominated under the Provincial Nominee Program were invited to this draw.

This is the sixth Express Entry draw of 2023.

All other programs that operate under the Express Entry system were not selected this week and were maintained in the pool.

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW 242 – March 1, 2023

PNP ONLY: Candidates from Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

Number of invitations issued: 667*

Rank required to be invited to apply: 667 or above

Date and time of round: March 01, 2023, at 17:24:39 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 748


What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the electronic management system for applying for permanent residency. It is not an immigration category but a system to facilitate the selection and processing of Canada’s economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, the Canadian Experience Class, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.

Applicants first make an ‘expression of interest’ in immigrating to Canada by registering a profile and, if they are eligible for at least one of the aforementioned programs, they then enter the Express Entry pool. Candidates from this pool will then receive an ‘invitation to apply’ under one of the programs when they meet or exceed the points threshold.

The points of each applicant, under the express entry system, is determined by: English proficiency scores, level of education, age, and other selection factors. The points threshold changes according to the latest draw held approximately every two weeks.

Canada Express Entry Latest Draws 2023

Draw # Date ITA CRS Program
242 March 1, 2023 667 748 PNP
241 February 15, 2023 699 791 PNP
240 February 2, 2023 3,300 489 FSW
239 February 1, 2023 893 733 PNP
238 January 18, 2023 5,500 490 All programs
237 January 11, 2023 5,500 507 All programs

Latest CRS Score Distribution of Express Entry Candidates

CRS Score Range Number of Candidates
601-1200 606
501-600 2,129
451-500 65,187
491-500 1,756
481-490 12,126
471-480 20,813
461-470 17,042
451-460 13,450
401-450 61,086
441-450 12,610
431-440 13,230
421-430 10,529
411-420 11,680
401-410 12,510
351-400 70,932
301-350 36,636
0-300 5,596
TOTAL 243,374

Express Entry Gearing Up for Changes

The IRCC has been working to create draw categories since Bill C-19 received royal assent back in June. This will be a big shift from the way Express Entry draws are currently held. Currently, only the top-ranking candidates in the entire Express Entry pool receive an ITA. Targeted draws by category would also allow the government to better fill specific labour shortages and target those with in-demand skills.

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