The Second Express Entry draw of 2024 Invites 1,040 Candidates
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The Second Express Entry Draw of 2024 Invites 1,040 Candidates for Canada PR

Ashley Shelton



Second Express Entry draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has once again set the stage for hopeful immigrants with the Second Express Entry draw of 2024, issuing invitations to 1,040 candidates. This draw unfolded as part of the department’s ongoing efforts to shape Canada’s immigration landscape.

Latest Express Entry Draw Highlights

In this general draw, candidates experienced an anticipation-filled moment, knowing that securing an invitation hinged on meeting the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The threshold for success in this draw was set at 543, showing the competitive nature of the Express Entry system.

Express Entry Draws History, and Trends

This draw follows closely on the pattern of the January 10th draw, which welcomed 1,510 candidates in a general draw spanning all Express Entry managed programs. In that instance, candidates had to reach a minimum CRS score of 546 to qualify.

December 2023 saw a flurry of Express Entry draws, totaling seven throughout the month. Among these were two all-program draws, and five category-based selection draws.

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In 2023, with 110,266 primary applicants invited in 42 rounds, the landscape transformed and set the stage for targeted draws in categories – Trade, Agriculture & Agri-Food, and more.

What to Expect in 2024 – Draws and Targets

IRCC has already set ambitious targets to welcome 110,770 new Canadian permanent residents in 2024 via the Express Entry system. As we eagerly awaited the debut of the first draw of the year 2024, our focus sharpened on knowing what lies ahead.

However, in this insightful journey of 2024, one notable shift is the departure from a predictable draw frequency. IRCC has introduced an element of uncertainty – making it challenging to anticipate the types and frequencies of Canada Express Entry draws.

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To meet the ambitious 2025 admissions target of 117,500, IRCC recognizes the need to issue a substantial number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs). Given the intricate processing timelines for Express Entry applications—up to six months—many of these ITAs are expected to be extended throughout 2024.

CRS Scores in General vs. Category Draws in 2024

The Express Entry draws are poised to continue their evolution. For general draws, a CRS score of 510 has become the norm, with bleak prospects for lower scores. However, those with a CRS score above 520 can anticipate invitations, especially in the initial rounds starting at 530+.


On the other hand, category-based draws demand strategic insight. Trade and French proficiency emerge as leaders, backed by lower CRS cutoffs and higher chances of provincial nominations. STEM and healthcare categories, despite higher CRS cutoffs, remain promising due to increased chances of provincial nominations.

Predictions for Next Express Entry Draw CRS Scores

Draw TypeCRS Cutoff
Trade-targeted draw410
Agriculture and Agri-food390
Transport targeted draw430
French focused draw470
STEM Targeted Draw478
Healthcare Targeted Draw425
Provincial Nominee Program740
No Program Specified530+

Strategic Insights for Express Entry Success in 2024

For those with a CRS score less than 510–500, making your spouse the primary applicant can be a game-changer. With strategic planning and insights into 82 eligible occupations, success becomes not just a possibility but a tangible reality.

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Now armed with insights into the past, a vision for the future, and strategies for success, you’re primed for the latest Express Entry draws of 2024. Keep an eye on the horizon, stay informed, and let the journey to your Canadian dream unfold seamlessly. Stay tuned for more updates as Canada’s Express Entry system remains at the forefront of global immigration opportunities.

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PNP Draws & Updates

British ColumbiaFeb 21217 invitations
ManitobaFeb 15122 invitations
ManitobaFeb 5205 invitations
ManitobaJan 25275 invitations
Check Out the Full List of PNP Draws➜



Recent Express Entry Draws

DrawNumber Of InvitationsMinimum CRS Points
286(All Program)1470534
284(Healthcare)3500 422
All Express Entry Draw Results ➜


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