Express Entry Draw: 12th April 2023 (Tenth Draw of 2023)


Express Entry Draw #246: 2023 Latest Figures, Analysis and Updates

Express Entry Draw: #246
Total Number of Invitations: 3500
Minimum CRS score required: 486
Date of Draw: 12th April 2023
Program Specified: No Program Specified

On the 10th express entry draw of 2023 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) sent 3500 ITAs which is 50% less than the last express entry draw #245. This time, a candidate with the lowest score of 486 will receive an ITA on his IRCC secure account and over email. The latest CRS score increased by 5 points from the last express entry draw. This draw was not for any specific program. All eligible candidates, including Federal Skilled Worker Program, Skilled Trade Program, Canadian Experience Program and Enhanced PNP program, will receive an ITA on this express entry draw.

How TEER affects your eligibility for Express Entry?

NOC code is a major part of Canadian immigration through the express entry system. After every 10 years, the Canadian immigration system makes some structural changes to the NOC code; it could be any category, job code validation, or occupation category.
Before 2021 occupations were categorized by skill level category, but after the NOC update 2021, the NOC codes have been categorized in the following 5 TEER categories.

0: Management occupations
1: Occupations usually require a university degree
2: Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations
3: Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of fewer than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training
4: Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training
5: Occupations usually require short-term work demonstration and no formal education

How can I track my Express Entry application?

There is an online application status tracker created by IRCC Canada where an applicant can check the latest status of their immigration application. Candidate can check their current status on this portal only if they have applied for any of the following programs: sponsorship of a spouse, partner or dependent child
Express Entry
Study Permit
Work Permit
visitor visa (temporary resident visa)

Keep in mind before applying for an express entry; you should have the followings: IRCC secure account
Received acknowledgement of receipt letter by email


On the #246th express entry draw, the Canadian immigration department sent 3500 invitations to apply for new immigrants. Canada has invited 21,000 Express Entry candidates in the last month (March 2023). IRCC has made some updates in the express entry system, increasing the competitiveness for skilled immigrants, and CRS is increasing.