On August 1, 2023, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 2,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under Express Entry. In this draw, IRCC invited candidates under all immigration programs. In round #259, the cut-off score was 517 points, 12 points more than in the previous all-program draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was June 30, 2023, at 11:45:05 UTC. As of August 1, 2023, there are 211,529 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 2,266 more than in the previous update. In 2023, Canada issued 71,148 ITAs through the Express Entry draws.