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Canada Express Entry draws

Updated September 15, 2022. This Canada Express Entry draws page provides you with every Express Entry draw result since 2020.

Express Entry is the application system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. It is also the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.

In Canada Express Entry draws, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issues qualified candidates from the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for Canadian PR.


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IRCC conducts an Express Entry draw approximately every two weeks from the Express Entry immigration candidates pool. IRCC approves your application and you complete the landing process. You then will officially become a Canadian permanent resident.

Eligibility for Canada Express Entry draw

In order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create a Canada Express Entry profile with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) at create an Express Entry profile. As well, you must also meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs. These are: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.

Express Entry also processes several immigration programs run by Canada’s provincial and territorial governments under their respective Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs.

Canada Express Entry draws since 2020

Express Entry Draws: 2022

Draw # Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw       # of ITAs Issued
231511September 14, 20223,250
230516August 31, 20222,750
229525August 17, 20222,250
228533August 3, 20222,000
227542July 20, 20221,750
226557July 6, 20221,500
225752 (*Provincial nominees only)June 22, 2022636
224796  (*Provincial nominees only)June 8, 2022932
223741 (*Provincial nominees only)May 25, 2022589
222753 (*Provincial nominees only)May 11, 2022545
221772 (*Provincial nominees only)April 27, 2021829
220782 (*Provincial nominees only)April 13, 2021787
219785 (*Provincial nominees only)March 30, 2022919
218754 (*Provincial nominees only)March 16, 2022924
217761 (*Provincial nominees only)March 02, 20221,047
216710 (*Provincial nominees only)February 16, 20221,082
215674 (*Provincial nominees only)February 2, 20221,070
214745 (*Provincial nominees only)January 19, 20221,036
213808 (*Provincial nominees only)January 5, 2022392

Express Entry Draws: 2021

Draw # Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw       # of ITAs Issued
212720 (*Provincial nominees only)December 22, 2021746
211698 (*Provincial nominees only)December 10, 20211,032
210737 (*Provincial nominees only)November 24, 2021613
209685 (*Provincial nominees only)November 10, 2021775
208744 (*Provincial nominees only)October 27, 2021888
207720 (*Provincial nominees only)October 13, 2021681
206742 (*Provincial nominees only)September 29, 2021761
205732 (*Provincial nominees only)September 15, 2021521
204462 (*Canadian Experience Class only)September 14, 20212,000
203764 (*Provincial nominees only)September 1, 2021635
202403 (*Canadian Experience Class only)August 19, 20213,000
201751 (*Provincial nominees only)August 18, 2021463
200404 (*Canadian Experience Class only)August 5, 20213,000
199760 (*Provincial nominees only)August 4, 2021512
198357 (*Canadian Experience Class only)July 22, 20214,500
197734 (*Provincial nominees only)July 21, 2021462
196369 (*Canadian Experience Class only)July 8, 20214,500
195760 (*Provincial nominees only)July 7, 2021627
194357 (*Canadian Experience Class only)June 24, 20216,000
193742  (*Provincial nominees only)June 23, 20211,002
192368 (*Canadian Experience Class only)June 10, 20216,000
191711  (*Provincial nominees only)June 9, 2021940
190380 (*Canadian Experience Class only)May 31, 20215,956
189713 (*Provincial nominees only)May 26, 2021500
188397 (*Canadian Experience Class only)May 20, 20211,842
187401 (*Canadian Experience Class only)May 13, 20214,147
186752 (*Provincial nominees only)May 12, 2021557
185400 (*Canadian Experience Class only)April 29, 20216,000
184717 (*Provincial nominees only)April 28, 2021381
183417 (*Canadian Experience Class only)April 16, 20216,000
182753 (*Provincial nominees only)April 14, 2021266
181432 (*Canadian Experience Class only)April 1, 20215,000
180778  (*Provincial nominees only)March 31, 2021284
179449 (*Canadian Experience Class only)March 18, 20215,000
178682 (*Provincial nominees only)March 17, 2021183
177739 (*Provincial nominees only)March 8, 2021671
17675 (*Canadian Experience Class only)February 13, 202127,332
175720 (*Provincial nominees only)February 10, 2021654
174454 (*Canadian Experience Class only)January 21, 20214,626
173741 (*Provincial nominees only)January 20, 2021374
172461 (*Canadian Experience Class only)January 7, 20214,750
171813 (*Provincial nominees only)January 6, 2021250

Express Entry Draws: 2020

Draw # Minimum CRS Score RequiredDate of Draw       # of ITAs Issued
170468December 23, 20205,000
169469December 9, 20205,000
168469November 25, 20205,000
167472November 18, 20205,000
166478November 5, 20204,500
165471October 14, 20204,500
164471September 29, 20204,200
163472September 16, 20204,200
162475September 2, 20204,200
161454 (*Canadian Experience Class only)August 20, 20203,300
160771 (*Provincial nominees only)August 19, 2020600
159415 (*Federal Skilled Trades candidates only)August 6, 2020250
158476August 5, 20203,900
157445 (*Canadian Experience Class only)July 23, 20203,343
156687 (*Provincial nominees only)July 22, 2020557
155478July 8, 20203,900
154431 (*Canadian Experience Class only)June 25, 20203,508
153696 (*Provincial nominees only)June 24, 2020392
152437 (*Canadian Experience Class only)June 11, 20203,559
151743 (*Provincial nominees only)June 10, 2020341
150440 (*Canadian Experience Class only)May 28, 20203,515
149757 (*Provincial nominees only)May 27, 2020385
148447 (*Canadian Experience Class only)May 15, 20203,371
147718 (*Provincial nominees only)May 14, 2020529
146452 (*Canadian Experience Class only)May 1, 20203,311
145692 (*Provincial nominees only)April 29, 2020589
144455 (*Canadian Experience Class only)April 16,20203,782
143808 (*Provincial nominees only)April 15, 2020118
142464 (*Canadian Experience Class only)April 9, 20203,294
141698 (*Provincial nominees only)April 9, 2020606
140467 (*Canadian Experience Class only)March 23, 20203,232
139720 (*Provincial nominees only)March 18, 2020668
138471March 4, 20203,900
137470February 19, 20204,500
136472February 5, 20203,500
135471January 22, 20203,400
134473January 8, 20203,400

Canada Express Entry draws quick facts

  • Launch date: January 1, 2015
  • First draw from the pool: January 31, 2015
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC): 413 (May 31, 2017)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 75 (February 13, 2021)
  • Minimum CRS points required for selection in the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC): 199 (May 26, 2017)
  • Largest number of invitations in any Canada Express Entry draws: 27,332 (February 13, 2021 Canadian Experience Class only draw)
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2022: 16,039
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2021: 114,431
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2020: 107,350
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2019: 85,300
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2018: 89,800
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2017: 86,023
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2016: 33,782
  • Total number of ITAs issued in 2015: 31,063

Canada Express Entry Programs

Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)


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The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) launched since 1967. FSWP is the main way that skilled workers immigrate to Canada.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) opened in 2008. It is a pathway for foreigners who have worked in Canada and want to become permanent resident. 

The CEC is also very popular among temporary foreign workers and international graduates as they are already in Canada.

Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

Launched in 2013, the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) offers a Canada PR pathway to foreigners with skilled trades backgrounds.

Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs (PNP)

Canadian provinces/territories do not have the ability to give Canadian permanent resident status.  However, they can nominate you into the federal Express Entry immigration pool if you are willing to settle in their province. PNP nomination automatically gives you a whopping 600 points in your Express Entry CRS score, which virtually guarantees that IRCC will invite you to apply for PR.

Launched in 1998, PNP nomination is also the second leading way to immigrate to Canada as a skilled worker after Express Entry programs.

How does PNP nomination help your Canada immigration application?


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The 600 CRS points from a PNP nomination virtually guarantee that you will receive an invitation to apply for PR in an Express Entry draw.

For example, Zak has a bachelor’s degree. He has also been working in health care sciences for five years. Zak has never worked or studied in Canada. He has the necessary Canada English or French language proficiency.

Zak’s federal Express Entry pool CRS score is 330. However, he recently obtained a provincial nomination through a PNP. As a result IRCC awards him additional 600 points.

Consequently, Zak’s total Express Entry CRS score jumps to 930 points! This is well above the minimum CRS score that Zak needs to get an invitation in a federal Express Entry draw.

IRCC will issue qualified PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence. And then, after IRCC approves your application you complete the landing process, and officially become a Canadian permanent resident.


You may pre-qualify for a Canada immigration program.