On February 2, 2023, the next day after Express Entry draw #239, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 3,300 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) in the new FSW-targeted draw. In round #240, the cut-off score was 489 points. The tie-breaking rule for this round was March 29, 2022, at 16:09:00 UTC. As of February 1, 2023, there were 239,415 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 598 fewer compared to the previous update. In 2023, in total, Canada issued 15,193 invitations.