Express Entry Draw: 15th February 2023 (Fifth Draw of 2023)


#241 Express Entry draw has announced 699 Invitations on 15-02-2023. Under this draw, the Canada Express Entry system has sent invitations to apply to eligible candidates under Provincial Nominee Program. The cutoff is determined based on the date and time candidates submitted their Express Entry profiles if more than one candidate gets the same lowest score.

The 5th draw of 2023 targets Express Entry candidates eligible under the enhanced provincial nominee program. This draw is part of an ongoing effort to reduce the backlog and further open up opportunities for skilled immigrants to come to Canada and support the Canadian economy. Given this draw's high volume and complexity, reviewing the details and analysing the implications of this latest development is pertinent. During this draw, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 791, slightly higher than the score of the last draw.

The Canadian government has targeted 105,500 invitations to send through the Provincial Nominee Program in 2023. 1,552 Candidates have received invitations to apply through the Provincial Nominee Program under Express Entry till the 5th draw of 2023.


As with the 5th Express Entry draw of 2023, 699 ITAs have been issued under the Provincial Nominee Program. If a candidate has yet to receive an ITA on this 241st draw, he should apply for a provincial nominee certificate which will give him additional 600 points to get ITA on the next express entry draw.