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Latest Express Entry Draw invites 1980 applicants

Express EntryIn the latest general draw by the IRCC the Canada Government has selected 1980 applicants. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score  for selection of applicants was  524

The Key Highlights of the Draw –

  • ITA - 1980
  • CRS -  524

This is the lowest CRS Score till date in the general category for this year. The draw comes after a fortnight. The last Express entry draw was a category based draw  for transport category and was conducted on March 13th.

Summary of the Express Entry Draw 2024

Date ITA CRS score
Jan 10 1510 546
Jan 23 1040 543
Jan 31 730 541
1 Feb 7000 365 ( French language)
13 Feb 1490 535
14 Feb 3500 422 ( Healthcare Occupations)
16 Feb 150 437 ( Agriculture and Agro- foods)
28 Feb 1470 534
1 March 2500 336 ( French Speaking category)
12 March 2,850 525
13 March 975 430 ( Transport)
25 March 1980 524

What is Express Entry System?

Express Entry  System Is the best way for individuals  to apply for various Canada immigration. The three  subprograms in the program are the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.  With the help of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) the candidates are evaluated based on factors such as language proficiency, education, work experience, and age. Those with the highest CRS scores are more likely to receive ITAs from IRCC and they are   invited for their permanent residency in Canada. 

What are the category based Express Entry draws?
In 2024, the Canadian  Government   announced six distinct categories aimed at addressing the nation's pressing labor shortages and promoting French language proficiency beyond Quebec. These categories, designed to persist throughout the year, encompass a broad spectrum of occupations and skills essential to Canada's growth and development.
Healthcare occupations 
Healthcare Occupations  help acknowledge the critical need for skilled professionals in the healthcare sector. Thus helping me providing the quality medical services to Canadians. With an aging population and increasing demand for healthcare services, this category targets individuals with expertise in various medical fields.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Professions category underscores Canada's commitment to innovation and technological advancement. It seeks to attract highly skilled individuals proficient in STEM disciplines to drive research, development, and progress in diverse industries.

Trades Occupations category
The Trades Occupations category prioritizes occupations such as carpenters, plumbers, and contractors. These trades are fundamental to the maintenance and expansion of Canada's built environment, addressing infrastructure demands across the country.
The Transport Occupations category addresses the need for qualified professionals in the transportation sector, including drivers, logistics specialists, and aviation personnel. Efficient transportation networks are crucial for facilitating trade, commerce, and connectivity within Canada and beyond its borders.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations
Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations highlight the significance of the agricultural sector in ensuring food security and fostering economic resilience. This category aims to attract skilled workers involved in farming, food production, and agricultural research to support sustainable agriculture practices and innovation.

Strong French Proficiency
the Strong French Proficiency category emphasizes Canada's commitment to linguistic diversity and promotes French language proficiency outside Quebec. Candidates proficient in French receive priority consideration, aligning with the government's efforts to strengthen the presence of French language and culture throughout the country.

Since the introduction of these categories, French-speaking candidates have consistently received a high number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent resident status from the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This underscores the success of the initiative in achieving its dual objectives of addressing labor shortages and promoting linguistic diversity.


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