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.

If you earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate and completed any part of your program of study or training between March 2020 and August 2022, you’re now eligible for Canadian educational credential points even if you completed the program entirely

  • through distance learning;
  • from outside Canada; or
  • through part-time studies.

Update your Express Entry profile to ensure you have the best possible chance to be invited to apply through Express Entry.

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 #228 – August 3, 2022

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

No program specified

Number of invitations issued: 2,000Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,000th or above

Date and time of round: August 03, 2022 at 15:16:24 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 533

Tie-breaking rule: January 06, 2022 at 14:29:50 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.

See previous rounds

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of August 2, 2022

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 640
501-600 8,975
451-500 62,330
491-500 5,343
481-490 9,044
471-480 18,747
461-470 16,413
451-460 12,783
401-450 57,987
441-450 12,101
431-440 12,705
421-430 9,747
411-420 11,117
401-410 12,317
351-400 68,325
301-350 35,522
0-300 5,145
Total 238,924

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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