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Latest Express Entry Draw of March Issues 2,850 PR Invitations in General Category

Ashley Shelton

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Express Entry Draw of March

The first Express Entry draw of March 2024 has unfolded a chapter of hope for aspiring immigrants. A total of 2,850 invitations to apply (ITAs) have been extended in this general round of invitations, marking a significant milestone in the pursuit of a new life in Canada.

Express Entry Draw Highlights – March 12, 2024

AttributeDetails
Type of DrawGeneral
Number of ITAs issued2,850
Rank required to be invited to apply2,850 or above
Date and time of the roundMarch 12, 2024, at 15:58:07 UTC
CRS score of the lowest-ranked candidate525
Tie-breaking ruleMarch 12, 2024, at 15:56:42 UTC

February’s Express Entry Recap

The month of February witnessed a flurry of six draws, extending invitations to a total of 16,110 candidates. The month began with category-based selection draws, prioritizing individuals with strong French language proficiency. The opening draw on February 1 invited 7,000 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 365. Closing the month, a draw on February 29 saw 2,500 candidates invited with a minimum score of 336, the lowest in the year.

Four additional draws in February catered to specific occupational categories. On February 14, 3,500 candidates in healthcare occupations received invitations with a minimum CRS of 422. Another draw on February 16 targeted 150 candidates in agriculture and agri-food occupations, requiring a minimum score of 437.

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In addition to the category-based draws, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted two general Express Entry draws. On February 13, 1,490 candidates with a minimum score of 535 were invited, followed by 1,470 candidates on February 28, each with a minimum CRS score of 534.

What is the Express Entry System?

The Express Entry system is the automated gateway for skilled professionals seeking permanent residency in Canada. It oversees three key programs: the Federal Program for Skilled Workers (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Calculator 2024

The Express Entry system can be challenging, but the 2024 Canada CRS calculator is a valuable tool. This online resource assesses profiles based on factors like age, education, work experience, and language skills, generating a CRS score. This score plays a pivotal role in determining the likelihood of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

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Key Features of the CRS System

  • Core Human Capital Factors: Earn up to 600 points based on age, education, language proficiency, and work experience. Enhance language skills, explore higher education, and gain skilled work experience for maximum points.
  • Additional Factors: Up to 600 points can be earned through provincial nominations, job offers, Canadian study experience, and familial ties. Explore opportunities to boost your score through these avenues.

Why the CRS Calculator Matters

Knowledge is power in the immigration journey. The CRS calculator not only predicts odds but also provides actionable insights. A higher score positions candidates strongly in the pool, increasing the chances of receiving an ITA. For those falling short, the detailed breakdown guides improvements, suggesting additional certifications, work experience, or language skill enhancement.

While the CRS score is vital, it’s only one piece of the puzzle. Provincial nominations and job offers can significantly enhance an application. Staying informed about bi-weekly express entry draws and seeking professional guidance further maximizes the chances of success.

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PNP Draws & Updates

DateProvinceInvitations
British ColumbiaJuly 971 invitations
OntarioJuly 91,666 invitations
QuebecJuly 81,528 invitations
ManitobaJuly 4126 invitations
British ColumbiaJuly 376 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜

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Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
304 (CEC)6,300515
303 (PNP)1,391670
302 (French-Language)3,200420
301 (Healthcare)3,750445
300 (Trade Occupation)1800436
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜

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