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 #207– October 13, 2021

See full text of Ministerial Instruction

Provincial Nominee Program

Number of invitations issued: 681Footnote *

Rank required to be invited to apply: 681st or above

Date and time of round: October 13, 2021 at 13:13:38 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 720

Tie-breaking rule: March 16, 2021 at 07:53:28 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 October 12, 2021

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 693
501-600 3,225
451-500 40,679
491-500 1,857
481-490 4,796
471-480 12,820
461-470 11,332
451-460 9,874
401-450 44,341
441-450 8,912
431-440 9,539
421-430 7,119
411-420 8,631
401-410 10,140
351-400 56,847
301-350 31,597
0-300 5,751
Total 183,133

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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