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Canada Holds the Year’s First Targeted Express Entry Draw Inviting 7,000 Candidates

Canada Holds the Year’s First Targeted Express Entry Draw Inviting 7,000 Candidates

Canada Holds the Year’s First Targeted Express Entry Draw Inviting 7,000 Candidates

February 4, 2024

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada conducted a targeted Express Entry draw on February 1, 2024, to invite 7,000 candidates for permanent residence.

The first category-based Express Entry draw of 2024 targeted French-speaking candidates in the Express Entry pool. The CRS score cut-off for the targeted Express Entry draw was 365 points, much lower than the recent general draws.

The latest general category Express Entry rounds had a minimum CRS score requirement of 541 points. The draw issued 730 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence on January 31, 2024. IRCC invited 1,510 candidates in a general Express Entry draw on January 10 with a minimum CRS score of 546 points and 1,040 profiles with a CRS score cut-off of 543 points on January 23.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) targets in-demand occupations through various category-based Express Entry draws. These include:

Healthcare occupations

Professions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics

Occupations in various trades, such as plumbing, carpentry, and construction

Transport occupations

Agriculture and agri-food occupations

The targeted Express Entry draw on February 1 marked the lowest CRS score so far in the category for candidates with French language proficiency. The draw was the biggest invitation round among all category-based Express Entry draws.

The targeted Express Entry draw on February 1 marked the lowest CRS score so far in the category for candidates with French language proficiency. The draw was the biggest invitation round among all category-based Express Entry draws.

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