Express Entry rounds of invitations

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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.

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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 #214– January 19, 2022

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Provincial Nominee Program

Number of invitations issued: 1036Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 1036th or above

Date and time of round: January 19, 2022 at 14:39:22 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 745

Tie-breaking rule: July 05, 2021 at 13:12:05 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 January 17, 2022

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 899
501-600 5,106
451-500 47,202
491-500 2,738
481-490 6,192
471-480 14,828
461-470 13,010
451-460 10,434
401-450 47,283
441-450 9,650
431-440 10,225
421-430 7,687
411-420 9,139
401-410 10,582
351-400 58,692
301-350 31,704
0-300 5,799
Total 196,685

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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