Express Entry rounds of invitations

We’ve updated the table that shows how much money you need to settle in Canada. To stay eligible, you may need to update your settlement fund numbers in your Express Entry profile. The update must be done no later than July 15, 2021.

Updating your profile doesn’t change the date and time that we received it, so you’ll keep your rank if you’re in a tie-breaker situation.

Changes to the Express Entry system

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We rank candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). We select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence.

Each invitation round has a set of instructions that are:

  • posted online at the time of the invitation round
  • used by the Express Entry system to invite candidates from the pool

The instructions include:

  • the date and time of the invitation round
  • the number of candidates that will get an invitation to apply
  • which immigration program(s) are included in the round (some invitation rounds may only invite candidates for 1 program, for example only from Federal Skilled Trades)

Check your score and then use this information to see how likely you are to get an invitation in the next round.

Results: Rounds of invitations


Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #205– September 15, 2021

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Provincial Nominee Program

Number of invitations issued: 521Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 521th or above

Date and time of round: September 15, 2021 at 14:59:17 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 732

Tie-breaking rule: February 24, 2021 at 10:46:54 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

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CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of September 14, 2021

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 571
501-600 3,009
451-500 39,211
491-500 1,719
481-490 4,539
471-480 12,183
461-470 11,064
451-460 9,706
401-450 42,529
441-450 8,572
431-440 9,047
421-430 6,673
411-420 8,343
401-410 9,894
351-400 56,107
301-350 31,876
0-300 5,752
Total 179,055

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire.

The table numbers not in bold are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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