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Express Entry Draw 269 | 1,548 Invited in PNP Specific Draw

Published on: October 24th, 2023
Last updated: February 29th, 2024

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held. Express Entry draw 269 saw the Lowest CRS score of 776 and invited 1,548 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply.

 

Express Entry Draw 269

Date of Draw: October 24, 2023 at 14:23:38 UTC

Number of Invitations Issued: 1,548

Minimum CRS: 776

Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program

Tie-breaking rule: July 07, 2023 at 07:28:57 UTC

Find out if you could qualify for a PNP

First PNP Specific Draw since May

Today’s draw was the fifth Provincial Nominee Program draw this year. A PNP nomination grants an additional 600 points to the applicant’s CRS score.

Each of Canada’s provinces and territories, except Quebec and Nunavut, operates its own PNP program with several streams. Altogether, there are more than 80 different provincial nominee programs!

Express Entry draw 269 issued 1,548 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 776.  Provincial Nominee Program category, means that in order to have been selected for today’s draw, applicants need to first have a PNP nomination.

The previous draw of the PNP category was the #248 draw, issued on May 10 of 2023. 589 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 691.

Express Entry draws have had an unusual pattern this year. Draws typically have been taking place bi-weekly on Wednesday afternoons. However, since new category-based draws were held, there has been an unusual pattern of all-program draws and program-specific draws. This makes it difficult to predict exactly when the next draw will take place and which type of draw it will be, however, they will likely develop a more concrete pattern as draws continue to take place.

What Is Express Entry and How Can I Apply?

Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residency. Express Entry uses a point-based system, the CRS, to rank candidates’ profiles. The system manages three main programs:

Applying to Express Entry is a two-step procedure. The first step is to submit your profile with the required documents. Required documents usually consist of language test results, educational credentials and passport or travel documentation.

After you submit a profile and receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you can submit your complete application for the IRCC to review. Your complete application should include supporting documents such as reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination.

 

Number of Candidates in the Current Express Entry Pool

The IRCC updates the number of people in the Express Entry pool a few days before an invitation round takes place. Numbers change as new profiles are submitted, profiles expire or are issued an ITA.

As of today the composition of the Express Entry pool is:

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates
601-12001,057
501-60010,625
451-50060,933
491-5007,520
481-49011,495
471-48016,928
461-47013,558
451-46011,432
401-45052,475
441-45010,646
431-44010,645
421-4309,645
411-42010,740
401-41010,799
351-40056,383
301-35027,740
0-3005,484
Total214,697
UpdatedApril 23, 2024

 

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