Express Entry Draw: 1st March 2023 (Sixth Draw of 2023)


Express Entry Draw: #242
Total Number of Invitations: 667
Minimum CRS score required: 748
Date of Draw: 1st March 2023
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program

On the 6th draw of 2023, the Canadian Immigration system again sent invitations through Provincial Nominee Program. While publishing Canada Immigration Plan 2023-2025, the immigration system has already defined that new targets for Invitation through PNP are 78% higher than Express Entry programs.

Express Entry Draw #242 Analysis

To ensure you receive ITA under the Provincial Nominee Program from the immigration system, you should have a valid express entry profile number and a valid job seeker validation code. The CRS score is similar whenever the Express entry system draws specific programs in any Federal Skilled Worker Program, Skilled Trade, or Canadian Experience Class. Having a provincial nominee certificate gives you 600 additional points.

The process to get eligible for the Enhanced PNP program

Create and check if you are eligible for an Express Entry profile.

Nominate your Province (check the job bank Canada website to increase your chances of getting a Provincial Nominee Certificate)

Ensure profile details are complete under Express Entry Pool.

Be updated for the latest express entry draws and check if your CRS exceeds the minimum score.

After receiving an ITA, you have to connect with the provincial government through email or call and share the required details.

Express Entry Draw through Provincial Nominee Program:

British Columbia Latest Draws

Date Targeted Draw Occupation Total Invitations Minimum Score Immigration Pathway
28-02-23 Tech Workers 145 83 Skilled Worker EEBC
28-02-23 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants 18 60 Skilled Worker EEBC
28-02-23 Healthcare 6 60 Skilled Worker EEBC
22-02-23 Tech Workers 203 101 Skilled Worker EEBC
22-02-23 Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants 18 60 Skilled Worker EEBC
22-02-23 Healthcare 20 60 Skilled Worker EEBC
22-02-23 Other priority occupations (NOCs 31103, 32104) less than 5 60 Skilled Worker EEBC

Ontario Latest Draws

Date Total Invitations Score Range Immigration Pathway
10-02-23 466 260-489 Skilled Trade Stream 2023
09-02-23 510 260-489 Skilled Trade Stream 2023


As with the 6th Express Entry draw of 2023, 667 ITAs have been issued under the Provincial Nominee Program. Candidates with a provincial nominee certificate will get additional points, and a higher CRS score. As of 20th January 2023 Canadian Immigration system has updated its NOC system with NOC 2021 Version 1.0, so before sharing your job seeker validation code, update your details on the IRCC secure account.