On May 24, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 4,800 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under Express Entry. In this draw, IRCC continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs. In round #249, the cut-off score was 488 points, five points more than in the previous all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was December 26, 2022, at 01:12:48 UTC. As of May 24, 2023, there are 226,842 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 1,454 more than in the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 49,948 ITAs through thirteen Express Entry draws.