This page is updated bi-weekly with latest express entry draws. Canada Immigration rank candidates in the express entry pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

They then select the highest-ranking candidates from the pool and invite them to apply for permanent residence. Canada Immigration: Latest Express Entry Draw – September 27, 2021.

Ministerial Instructions respecting invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system #206– September 29, 2021

Provincial Nominee Program

Number of invitations issued: 761

Rank required to be invited to apply: 742 or above

Date and time of round: September 29, 2021 at 13:17:49 UTC

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 742

Tie-breaking rule: July 29, 2021 at 09:45:29 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.

Each round of invitation has a set of instructions that are:

  1. posted online at the time of the invitation round
  2. 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.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of September 27, 2021

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates
601-1200577
501-6004059
451-50044066
491-5002259
481-4905477

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.

Low CRS Score?

If your score is lower than the cut off mark, you may not get selected in a draw, but there may be ways to improve your score or other immigration options in addition to Express Entry. Try one of these resources!

  1. How to score high in Canada express entry
  2. Bump up your low CRS result
  3. People with CRS score below 400 should see this
  4. Tips to meet the Canada Express Entry CRS cut off mark