Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 1,980 Candidates For PR

Express Entry Latest Draw Invites 1,980 Candidates For PR

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 26 Mar, 2024 | 05:20 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted a new Express Entry draw. This was the twelfth invitation round conducted by the department in 2024. 

The Express Entry latest draw held on March 25, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 1,980 candidates across a General draw. Invited candidates required a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 524 to be eligible. 

Express Entry Draw #290 - Results

Type of draw: General 

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,980
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,980 or above
  • Date and time of round: March 25, 2024 at 17:45:49 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 534
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 25, 2024 at 14:42:38 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off will be based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles. If you’ve been invited in this Express Entry draw, you will now have 60 days to submit a complete application to apply for Canada PR visa to the IRCC.

Express Entry Draws in March

This was the third Express Entry draw conducted by IRCC in March. 

Draw No. Date of Draw
Type of Draw
No. of ITAs
Minimum CRS score
March 25, 2024
289March13, 2024
Transport Occupations875430
288 March 12, 2024 General 2,850 525
287 February 29, 2024French language proficiency 2,500 336
286 February 28, 2024 General 1,470 534

In general rounds of invitations, IRCC invites the highest-ranking candidates in the pool who are eligible for 1 of the 3 programs managed through Express Entry i.e. Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

Whereas, category-based invitation rounds target candidates from the six categories finalized by IRCC for Express Entry draws. 

  • French-language proficiency
  • Healthcare occupations
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) occupations
  • Trade occupations
  • Transport occupations
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food occupations

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Next Express Entry Draw

This was a surprise invitation round conducted by IRCC. Express Entry draws are usually conducted every two weeks, usually on a Wednesday. 

The number of ITAs, minimum CRS score, and draw-type are determined by the IRCC. This varies depending on factors including, the Canadian economy, labour market, and the immigration targets set in the Canada Immigration Level Plans 2024-2026.

The next Express Entry draw is expected to be conducted on March 27, 2024.

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