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Canada holds the 3rd Express Entry Draw of September 2023

Published on : September 27, 2023

Another round of invitations held under Canada’s Express Entry system, the most popular route to a PR visa that lets you live and work permanently in Canada.

On September 26, 2023, Canada invited 3,000 to apply through the Express Entry system. As this was an all-program Express Entry draw, no program was specified by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The minimum score requirement was that of 504 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Express Entry Draw #265

Held on: September 26, 2023 at 13:38:55 UTC

Invitations issued


Type of draw


Invited from

As no program was specified by IRCC, candidates invited from -

(1) Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

(2) Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

(3) Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

- Some Provincial Nominee Program streams (linked with Express Entry)

Minimum CRS cut-off

CRS 504

IRCC applied a tie-breaking rule of September 11, 2023 at 20:24:18 UTC to the latest Express Entry draw. The tie-breaking rule decides who gets preference if more than one profile has the required minimum points cut-off.

How many ITAs issued by IRCC in September 2023?

So far, three EE draws have been held this month, with a total of 7,200 ITAs issued.

Express Entry Draws in September 2023

Sl. No.

Draw No.

Date of Draw

Invitations Issued



September 26, 2023




September 20, 2023




September 19, 2023


Canada releases latest Express Entry report

428,391 profiles were submitted through the Express Entry system in 2022. Official statistics for 2022 were recently released by IRCC in the Express Entry Year-End Report 2022.

90% of those invited in 2022 had a post-secondary credential of a minimum of 3 years’ duration. Most of the ITA went to provincial nominees, followed by CEC candidates. FSWP came third.

There were no invitations issued under FSTP. However, those with work experience in trade occupations received invitations through CEC, PNP, and FSWP.

What was the most common primary occupation of Express Entry candidates that got ITAs?

According to the Express Entry Year-End Report 2022, the most common occupations that got a significant number of ITAs from IRCC in 2022 were -

  • Software engineers and designers
  • Information systems specialists
  • Computer systems developers and programmers

Express Entry ITAs in 2022 | Most Common Primary Occupation

NOC Code



NOC 21231

Software engineers and designers


NOC 21222

Information systems specialists


NOC 21230

Computer systems developers and programmers


NOC 62020

Food service supervisors


NOC 11202

Professional occupations in advertising, marketing and public relations


NOC 21223

Database analysts and data administrators


NOC 41200

University professors and lecturers


NOC 13200

Customs, ship and other brokers


NOC 11201

Professional occupations in business management consulting


NOC 11100

Financial auditors and accountants


NOC 20012

Computer and information systems managers


NOC 22221

User support technicians


NOC 10022

Advertising, marketing and public relations managers


NOC 13100

Administrative officers


NOC 63200



Other occupations




How many were admitted by Canada through Express Entry in 2022?

A total of 116,228 newcomers were granted Canadian permanent residency by Express Entry in 2022. This includes the principal applicants and their accompanying family members.

Which country got the most number of ITAs in 2022?

In 2022, India was the most common country of citizenship among Express Entry applicants.

What is Canada’s Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online portal to accept, prioritize, manage, and process permanent residence applications from skilled foreign workers.

Three Canadian immigration programs are managed through Express Entry -

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  3. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Some immigration routes under Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) are also managed through Express Entry.

For an Express Entry candidate, a PNP nomination is a guarantee of getting an invitation from IRCC. A PNP nomination is worth CRS 600 points under the additional points criteria.

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Topics: Canada




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