Express Entry draw figures for the May 25 draw are below. 

The May 25 Express Entry draw was restricted to candidates with provincial nominations. In the May 25 Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada, 589 candidates will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 741 points. 

In long anticipated news, Canada has announced that Express Entry draws for all candidates, including FSW, CEC, and FST, will be returning as of early July.

FSW & CEC draws to return in early July

Last month, Canada’s Immigration Minister announced that Express Entry draws for FSW and CEC will be returning in early July. FSW draws have been paused since December 2020, while CEC draws have been paused since September 2021. 

These draws were paused while Canada worked through a backlog of immigration applications that had accumulated during the COVID-19 pandemic. The government has made significant progress on this backlog, allowing them to restart FSW and CEC draws in only a few short months.

It is anticipated that when Express Entry draws for FSW and CEC draws resume, the CRS score cut-off will be above 500 points and will stay high for some time. This is in large part due to the accumulation of candidates with high CRS scores while draws have been paused. Currently, the Express Entry pool has more than 210,000 candidates waiting to be invited—the highest number since Express Entry was launched in 2015.

There are reasons to be optimistic, as in the long term Express Entry is expected to admit more than 100,000 newcomers each year. In fact, by 2024, Canada has projected that Express Entry will admit the highest number of newcomers in the pathway’s history: more than 111,000 in that year alone. 

Read our full reporting on the return of FSW and CEC draws here.

Want to know if your CRS score will be high enough? Use Moving2Canada’s CRS score calculator to check your score.

Recent Express Entry draw results

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 DateNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 223May 25589741
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 222May 11545753
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 221Apr 27829772
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 220Apr 13787782
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 219Mar 30919785
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 218Mar 16924754
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 217Mar 21,047761
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 216Feb 161,082710
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 215Feb 21,070674
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 214Jan 191,036745
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 213Jan 5, 2022392808
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 212Dec 22746720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 211Dec 101,032698
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 210Nov 24613737
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 209Nov 10775685
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 208Oct 27888744
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 207Oct 13681720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 206Sept 29761742
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 205Sept 15521732
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 204Sept 142,000462
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 203Sept 1635764
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 202August 193,000403
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 201August 18463751
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 200August 53,000404
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 199August 4512760
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 198July 224,500357
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 197July 21462734
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 196July 84,500369
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 195July 7627760
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 194June 246,000357
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 193June 231,002742
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 192June 106,000368
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 191June 9940711
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 190May 315,956380
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 189May 26500713
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 188May 201,842397
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 187May 134,147401
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 186May 12557752
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 185April 296,000400
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 184April 28381717
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 183April 166,000417
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 182April 14266753
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 181April 15,000432
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 180March 31284778
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 179March 185,000449
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 178March 17183682
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 177March 8671739
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 176February 1327,33275
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 175February 10654720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 174January 214,626454
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 173January 20374741
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 172January 74,750461
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 171January 6, 2021250813
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 170December 23, 20205,000468
Draw 169December 95,000469
Draw 168November 255,000469
Draw 167November 185,000472
Draw 166November 54,500478
Draw 165October 144,500471
Draw 164September 304,200471
Draw 163September 164,200472
Draw 162September 24,200475
Draw 161August 203,300454
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 160August 19600771
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 159August 6250415
*FST-specific draw
Draw 158August 53,900476
Draw 157July 233,343445
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 156July 22557687
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 155July 83,900478
Draw 154June 253,508431
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 153June 24392696
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 152June 113,559437
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 151June 10341743
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 150May 283,515440
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 149May 27385757
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 148May 153,371447
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 147May 13529718
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 146May 13,311452
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 145Apr 29589692
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 144Apr 163,782455
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 143Apr 15118808
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 142Apr 93,294464
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 141Apr 9606698
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 140Mar 233,232467
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 139Mar 19668720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 138Mar 43,900471
Draw 137Feb 194,500470
Draw 136 Feb 53,500472
Draw 135 Jan 223,400471
Draw 134 Jan 83,400473
Draw 133 Dec 193,200469
Draw 132 Dec 113,200472
Draw 131 Nov 273,600471
Draw 130 Nov 133,600472
Draw 129 Oct 303,900475
Draw 128 Oct 16500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)357 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
Draw 127 Oct 23,900464
Draw 126 Sept 183,600462
Draw 125 Sept 43,600463
Draw 124 Aug 203,600457
Draw 123 Aug 123,600466
Draw 122 July 243,600459
Draw 121 July 103,600460
Draw 120 June 263,350462
Draw 119 June 123,350465
Draw 118 May 293,350470
Draw 117 May 15500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)332 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
Draw 116 May 13,350450
Draw 115 April 173,350451
Draw 114 April 33,350451
Draw 113 March 203,350452
Draw 112 March 63,350454
Draw 111 February 203,350457
Draw 110 January 303,350438
Draw 109 January 233,900443
Draw 108 January 93,900449

You can also keep up with Canada’s travel restrictions and special pandemic immigration measures with our COVID-19 Newsfeed.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of May 24, 2022

The following table shows the recent distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool. As of May 24, there were a total of 211,093 candidates in the Express Entry pool. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

CRS score distribution - May 25 Express Entry draw

Want to improve your Express Entry CRS score? See our updated guide for tips you might not have thought of yet.

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The Express Entry Year-End Report

The most recent Express Entry Year-End Report was published in December 2021, but it covers activity from the previous year: 2020. We read the entire report (so you don’t have to!) and wrote a series of short articles on the highlights.

Check out the following summaries to learn more about the topics you care about most:

About the Express Entry CRS

The Comprehensive Ranking System is a score out of 1,200 used to benchmark federal economic applicants against one another. It’s a part of the Express Entry system, which was established in January 2015 to process Canadian permanent residence applications.

The score is used as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. It is designed to project a candidate’s likelihood of being economically successful in Canada.

To enter the pool, candidates must be eligible under either the Federal Skilled Worker Class, Canadian Experience Class, or Federal Skilled Trades Class. Candidates who obtain a provincial nomination through one of the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams receive 600 additional CRS points and an ITA at a subsequent Express Entry draw from the pool.

A single candidate can earn up to 260 points for high proficiency in English and French, while a couple can earn up to 270 points. Moving2Canada readers can now avail of a seven-day free trial of online language tutorials to prepare for their approved language test. Simply select to Learn English or Learn French and complete the online form.

If you are in the Express Entry pool but are yet to receive an invitation to apply, please visit our page on tips to improve your CRS score.

Are there any alternatives to Express Entry?

Yes! In fact, we have a great resource showcasing your potential Canadian immigration options outside the Express Entry system. To learn about your options, see this page.

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The Express Entry Roadmap

Our free Express Entry Roadmap will give you all the information you need to navigate your Express Entry process!

When will the next Express Entry draw take place?

There is no public schedule of future Express Entry draws, and so it is not possible to know for certain exactly when the next Express Entry draw may take place. However, IRCC has historically tended to conduct Express Entry draws about every two weeks, and often these draws take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. However, Express Entry draws can, and do, take place on other days of the week, and sometimes there is a longer or shorter gap between one Express Entry draw and the subsequent, or previous, draw.

The quickest way to find out when an Express Entry draw has taken place is to register a Moving2Canada profile and sign up for our newsletter updates.

Those interested in finding work in construction or engineering can seek help through our recruitment agency, Outpost Recruitment. Since 2012, we’ve helped great candidates get work across civil, infrastructure, and buildings projects in Canada.
Explore Outpost Recruitment

Health insurance

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Permanent residence applicants can consider more comprehensive health insurance policies, above typical travel insurance plans.

And if you’re interested in saving money when moving abroad, you can find out how in our international money transfers guide.

Express Entry CRS cut-off all-time records

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in any Express Entry draw: 413 (all programs), 199 (FSTC), 75 (CEC)
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in any Express Entry draw: 886 (all programs), 902 (PNP)

Express Entry draw list: 2022

 DateNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 223May 25589741
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 222May 11545753
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 221Apr 27829772
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 220Apr 13787782
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 219Mar 30919785
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 218Mar 16924754
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 217Mar 21,047761
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 216Feb 161,082710
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 215Feb 21,070674
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 214Jan 191,036745
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 213Jan 5392808
*PNP-specific draw

Express Entry draw list: 2021

Please note, in 2021 all Express Entry draws were restricted to candidates in either the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or those with provincial nominations.

View Express Entry draw list: 2021

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 DateNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 212Dec 22746720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 211Dec 101,032698
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 210Nov 24613737
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 209Nov 10775685
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 208Oct 27888744
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 207Oct 13681720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 206Sept 29761742
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 205Sept 15521732
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 204Sept 142,000462
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 203Sept 1635746
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 202August 193,000403
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 201August 18463751
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 200August 53,000404
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 199August 4512760
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 198July 224,500357
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 197July 21462734
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 196July 84,500369
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 195July 7627760
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 194June 246,000357
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 193June 231,002742
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 192June 106,000368
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 191June 9940711
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 190May 315,956380
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 189May 26500713
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 188May 201,842397
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 187May 134,147401
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 186May 12557752
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 185April 296,000400
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 184April 28381717
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 183April 166,000417
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 182April 14266753
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 181April 15,000432
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 180March 31284778
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 179March 185,000449
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 178March 17183682
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 177March 8671739
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 176February 1327,33275
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 175February 10654720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 174January 214,626454
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 173January 20374741
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 172January 74,750461
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 171January 6250813
*PNP-specific draw

Express Entry draw list: 2020

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in a 2019 Express Entry draw: 468 (all programs, including FSW); 431 (CEC-specific); 415 (FST-specific)
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in a 2020 Express Entry draw: 478 (all programs, including FSW); 808 (PNP-specific)

View Express Entry draw list: 2020

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 DateNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 170December 235,000468
Draw 169December 95,000469
Draw 168November 255,000469
Draw 167November 185,000472
Draw 166November 54,500478
Draw 165October 144,500471
Draw 164September 304,200471
Draw 163September 164,200472
Draw 162September 24,200475
Draw 161August 203,300454
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 160August 19600771
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 159August 6250415
*FST-specific draw
Draw 158August 53,900476
Draw 157July 233,343445
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 156July 22557687
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 155July 83,900478
Draw 154June 253,508431
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 153June 24392696
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 152June 113,559437
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 151June 10341743
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 150May 283,515440
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 149May 27385757
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 148May 153,371447
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 147May 13529718
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 146May 13,311452
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 145Apr 29589692
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 144Apr 163,782455
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 143Apr 15118808
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 142Apr 93,294464
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 141Apr 9606698
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 140Mar 233,232467
*CEC-specific draw
Draw 139Mar 19668720
*PNP-specific draw
Draw 138Mar 43,900471
Draw 137Feb 194,500470
Draw 136 Feb 53,500472
Draw 135 Jan 223,400471
Draw 134 Jan 83,400473

Express Entry draw list: 2019

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in a 2019 Express Entry draw: 438
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in a 2019 Express Entry draw: 475

View Express Entry draw list: 2019

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 DateNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 132 Dec 193,200469
Draw 131 Dec 113,200472
Draw 131 Nov 273,600471
Draw 130 Nov 133,600472
Draw 129 Oct 303,900475
Draw 128 Oct 16500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)357 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
Draw 127 Oct 23,900464
Draw 126 Sept 183,600462
Draw 125 Sept 43,600463
Draw 124 Aug 203,600457
Draw 123 Aug 123,600466
Draw 122 July 243,600459
Draw 121 July 103,600460
Draw 120 June 263,350462
Draw 119 June 123,350465
Draw 118 May 293,350470
Draw 117 May 15500 (Federal Skilled Trades only)332 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
Draw 116 May 13,350450
Draw 115 April 173,350451
Draw 114 April 33,350451
Draw 113 March 203,350452
Draw 112 March 63,350454
Draw 111 February 203,350457
Draw 110 January 303,350438
Draw 109 January 233,900443
Draw 108 January 93,900449

Express Entry draw list: 2018

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in a 2018 Express Entry draw: 439 (all programs), 288 (FSTC)
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in a 2018 Express Entry draw: 456 (all programs), 902 (PNP)

View Express Entry draw list: 2018

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 DateNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 107 December 193,900439
Draw 106 December 123,900445
Draw 105 November 283,900445
Draw 104 November 143,900449
Draw 103 October 293,900442
Draw 102 October 153,900440
Draw 101 October 33,900445
Draw 100 (FSTC)September 24400284
Draw 99 September 193,500441
Draw 98 September 53,900440
Draw 97 August 223,750440
Draw 96 August 83,750440
Draw 95 July 253,750441
Draw 94 July 113,750442
Draw 93 June 253,750442
Draw 92 June 133,750451
Draw 91 (PNP)May 30200902
Draw 91 (FSTC)May 30500288
Draw 90May 233,500440
Draw 89May 93,500441
Draw 88April 253,500441
Draw 87April 113,500444
Draw 86March 263,000446
Draw 85March 143,000456
Draw 84February 213,000442
Draw 83February 73,000442
Draw 82January 242,750444
Draw 81January 102,750446

Express Entry draw list: 2017

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in a 2017 Express Entry draw: 413 (all programs), 199 (FSTC)
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in a 2017 Express Entry draw: 468 (all programs), 775 (PNP)

View Express Entry draw list: 2017

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 Invitations to apply issuedNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 51January 42,902468
Draw 52January 113,334459
Draw 53January 253,508453
Draw 54February 83,664447
Draw 55February 223,611441
Draw 56March 13,884434
Draw 57March 243,749441
Draw 58April 53,753431
Draw 59April 123,923423
Draw 60April 193,665415
Draw 61May 43,796423
Draw 62May 173,687415
Draw 63 (PNP)May 26143775
Draw 64 (FSTC)May 26400199
Draw 65May 313,877413
Draw 66June 283,409449
Draw 67July 123,202440
Draw 68August 23,264441
Draw 69August 92,991433
Draw 70August 233,035434
Draw 71September 62,772435
Draw 72September 202,871433
Draw 73October 42,801438
Draw 74October 182,757436
Draw 75 (PNP)November 1290673
Draw 76 (FSTC)November 1505241
Draw 77November 82,000458
Draw 78November 152,750439
Draw 79December 62,750452
Draw 80December 202,750446

Express Entry draw list: 2016

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in a 2016 Express Entry draw: 453
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in a 2016 Express Entry draw: 786

View Express Entry draw list: 2016

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 Invitations to apply issuedNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 24January 61,463461
Draw 25January 131,518453
Draw 26January 271,468457
Draw 27February 101,505459
Draw 28February 241,484453
Draw 29March 91,013473
Draw 30March 231,014470
Draw 31April 6954470
Draw 32April 201,018468
Draw 33May 6799534
Draw 34May 18763484
Draw 35June 1762483
Draw 36June 15752488
Draw 37June 29773482
Draw 38July 13747482
Draw 39July 27755488
Draw 40August 10754490
Draw 41August 24750538
Draw 42September 71,000491
Draw 43September 211,288483
Draw 44October 121,518484
Draw 45October 191,804475
Draw 46November 22,080472
Draw 47November 162,427470
Draw 48 (PNP)November 30559786
Draw 49December 161,936497
Draw 50December 222,878475

Express Entry draw list: 2015

  • Lowest CRS points cutoff in a 2015 Express Entry draw: 450
  • Highest CRS points cutoff in a 2015 Express Entry draw: 886

View Express Entry draw list: 2015

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 Invitations to apply issuedNumber of invitations to apply issuedMinimum CRS points required
Draw 1January 31779886
Draw 2February 7779818
Draw 3February 20849808
Draw 4February 271,187735
Draw 5March 201,620481
Draw 6March 271,637453
Draw 7April 10925469
Draw 8April 17715453
Draw 9May 221,361755
Draw 10June 121,501482
Draw 11June 271,575469
Draw 12July 101,516463
Draw 13July 171,581451
Draw 14August 71,402471
Draw 15August 211,523456
Draw 16September 81,517459
Draw 17September 181,545450
Draw 18October 21,530450
Draw 19October 231,502489
Draw 20November 131,506484
Draw 21November 271,559472
Draw 22December 41,451461
Draw 23December 181,503460

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