Express Entry rounds of invitations

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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 #182 – April 14, 2021

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Provincial Nominee Program

Number of invitations issued: 266Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 266th or above

Date and time of round: April 14, 2021 at 11:01:51 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 753

Tie-breaking rule: March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 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.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of April 12th, 2021

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 236
501-600 1,475
451-500 30,040
491-500 888
481-490 2,545
471-480 7,003
461-470 9,822
451-460 9,782
401-450 43,923
441-450 8,412
431-440 8,861
421-430 7,674
411-420 8,916
401-410 10,060
351-400 56,368
301-350 29,393
0-300 5,103
Total 166,538

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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