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Canada Express Entry: Latest Draw Invites Over 1,400 Candidates for Permanent Residency

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Express Entry Update:  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) recently conducted a draw through the Express Entry system, inviting 1,470 candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR) in Canada. This exciting news follows several previous draws in February, demonstrating the ongoing opportunities for skilled workers and professionals seeking to build their lives in Canada.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is a streamlined system for managing applications from skilled workers aiming for permanent residency in Canada. It draws applicants from three core programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program: Open to skilled workers with work experience in occupations in demand in Canada.
  • Canadian Experience Class: Caters to individuals with skilled work experience in Canada.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program: Designed for individuals with skilled trades experience and qualifications.

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How Does Express Entry Work?

Express Entry utilizes the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to assess and assign points to candidates based on various factors, including:

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  • Age
  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Language proficiency (English and/or French)
  • Skill transferability
  • Provincial nomination (additional 600 points)

Candidates with higher CRS scores are more likely to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency in subsequent draws.

Recent Express Entry Draw Results

The latest draw on February 28th invited candidates with a minimum CRS score of 534. This follows several other draws in February, including targeted draws for healthcare and agriculture/agri-food workers with lower CRS requirements.

Looking Ahead

IRCC plans to welcome over 110,770 new permanent residents through the Express Entry system in 2024, signifying a significant increase from previous years. This highlights Canada’s commitment to attracting skilled and qualified individuals to contribute to the country’s economic growth and social fabric.

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Key Takeaways

  • Express Entry remains the primary pathway for skilled workers seeking permanent residency in Canada.
  • Regular draws provide ongoing opportunities for qualified candidates.
  • Strong CRS scores are crucial for receiving an invitation to apply.
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Provincial nominations significantly boost CRS scores, increasing the chances of receiving an ITA.

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PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
Prince Edward Island April 466 invitations
British ColumbiaApril 489 invitations
British ColumbiaApril 383 invitations
British ColumbiaMarch 26126 invitations
ManitobaMarch 26179 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
293 (STEM)4500491
292 (All Program)1280549
291(French)1500388
290 (All Program)1980524
289(Transport Occupations)975430
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜

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