The Latest Express Entry Draw Under PNP Invited 699 Candidates

Feb 16,2023


At the time of the last two back-to-back draws, which were held on February 1st and February 2nd, we, Aspire Square have analyzed that the IRCC may declare the third draw of the month. As expected today Canada Immigration announced the third draw for the month.

The latest draw invited 699 candidates with a CRS cut-off of 791 points. However, the latest draw is been announced under the provincial nomination category only. This is the second PNP category draw for the month as well.

Highlights of the Draw

  • This #241 draw has a focus only on the provincial nominee program’s candidates.
  • Along with the particular draw, Canada already invited 15,892 candidates from the economic immigration category for the year.
  • Despite declaring three draws for the month, the invitations are still less than the last month’s ITAs.
  • As compared to the last month, in January 2023, Canada invited 11000 whereas, in February 2023, a month has concerned, almost 4900 aspirants have received their final invitation to apply for Canada PR.
  • The difference is huge it is more than 6000 invitations. Still, one more week to go so this might be an indication that the Canadian Immigration department may create a history and declare the fourth draw for the month.

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Analytical Points

  • Why do we come to the speculation that the IRCC may declare yet another draw for the month? Because of two significant points.
  • First, as per the Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023 – 2025, this year the country is targeting 266,210, migrants from the Economic class immigration categories.
  • Out of them, almost 50% of immigrants are expected to come through their standard programs like Federal Skilled Worker Program, Provincial Nominee Program, Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
  • Second, to meet the target of inviting this number of immigrants the government has to declare another draw.
  • Apart from this, if we take another scenario and there will be no further draw for the month. It will create additional pressure to invite more and more candidates in the upcoming months.
  • Moreover, if the government will take the initiative on a serious note and will work vigorously to achieve the target. Then there will the best chance for inland and outland applicants to get the invitations in massive numbers.
Draw # Date Immigration Program Invitations Issued CRS Cut-Off
241 February 16, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 699 791
240 February 2, 2023 Federal Skilled Worker 3,300 489
239 February 1, 2023 Provincial Nominee Program 893 733
238 January 18, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 490
237 January 11, 2023 No Program Specified 5,500 507
Total Express Entry Invitations in 2023 15,892

CRS Score Distribution of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool

February 1, 2023
601-1200 725
501-600 1,415
451-500 64,315
491-500 1,226
481-490 11,895
471-480 20,701
461-470 17,058
451-460 13,435
401-450 60,559
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 36,722
0-300 5,596
Total 240,264


If you are an aspirant and looking to Migrate to Canada permanently, then this is one of the best times to start preparing accordingly. As per the recent analysis, Canada is inviting migrants slowly but strongly. If we study the world immigration scenario then we will find that Australia not only opens their international borders but also invited almost 60K onshore and offshore applicants for Australia PR. On the other side, countries like the UK, USA, New Zealand and the European Union start focusing on international students to encourage them to apply for a study visa. As a result, it is not wrong to predict that this year Canada will going to invite a big number of international students but also will send as many as Canada permanent residency requests to the aspirants.

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