IRCC Conducts Fifth Express Entry Draw Of 2024

IRCC Conducts Fifth Express Entry Draw Of 2024

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[Published 29 Feb, 2024 | 04:50 AM]
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Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted its fifth Express Entry draw of February.

The latest Express Entry draw conducted on February 28, 2024, saw invitations being issued to 1,470 candidates across a General draw. Candidates required a minimum CRS score of 534 to be eligible for an invitation.

Express Entry Draw #286 - Results

Type of Draw: General

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,470
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,470 or above
  • Date and time of round: February 28, 2024 at 14:57:26 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 534
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 16, 2024 at 03:51:05 UTC

If you’ve been invited to this Express Entry draw, you'll get a message in your account telling you which program you've been invited to apply for and what to do next. You will also need to show proof of the information you gave when creating your Express Entry profile. IRCC assess whether the information you submit in your Canada PR application is different from what was in your Express Entry profile.

You will have 60 days to submit a complete application.

If there are any changes in your circumstances or those of your spouse or common-law partner, it's important to reassess your score before submitting your online application for permanent residence.

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General Express Entry Draws: Who is eligible?

In general rounds of invitations, IRCC invites the top-ranking candidates from the pool who are eligible for 1 of the 3 programs managed through the Express Entry Program. These programs are designed to attract skilled workers from around the world who have the potential to contribute to Canada's economy and society.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) targets individuals with specific skill sets and work experience that are in demand in Canada. Candidates are assessed based on factors such as their age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability.

  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is aimed at skilled workers with experience in specific trades that are in demand in Canada. This program is tailored to individuals who have practical training and work experience in occupations such as carpentry, plumbing, welding, and electrical work. Candidates must meet eligibility criteria related to their trade qualifications, work experience, language proficiency, and ability to settle in Canada.

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is designed for individuals who have gained skilled work experience in Canada and wish to transition to permanent residency. This program is open to temporary foreign workers and international graduates who have obtained qualifying work experience in Canada. Eligible candidates are assessed based on their Canadian work experience, language abilities, and educational qualifications.

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Summary of Express Entry Draws in February 2024

So far in 2024, IRCC has invited 16,890 candidates under eight Express Entry draws. These included General Express Entry draws, Program-specific Express Entry draws, and Category-based Express Entry draws.

Draw No. Date of Draw
Draw Type
No. of ITAs
Minimum CRS
#285 February 16, 2024 Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations 150 437
#284 February 14, 2024 Healthcare Occupations 3,500 422
#283 February 13, 2024 General Draw 1,490 535
#282 February 01, 2024 French-Language Proficiency 7,000 365

Next Express Entry draw

Express Entry draws are 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 projected to be conducted on 13th March 2024.

Stay tuned for more Canada Immigration News.

Read More: Categories selected for Express Entry draws in 2024



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