On March 15th, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its third All-Program draw of 2023. In yesterday’s draw, 7,000 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 490 or higher. IRCC has now invited 23,732 Express Entry candidates in 2023. An all-program draw considers every candidate in the Express Entry pool, rather than the program-specific rounds and invites these candidates to apply for permanent residence based on their CRS score. Candidates at or above the minimum CRS score in the pool will be invited to apply for permanent residence. IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of February 16th, 2023 10:33:06 UTC, meaning candidates with a score of 490 were invited to apply if they had submitted their Express Entry profile before the timestamp. If you have any questions about Express Entry, Permanent Residency, or other Canadian immigration programs, please contact us to schedule a consultation.