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Second Express Entry Draw of February Issued 1,490 PR Invitations to All-Program Candidates

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Second Express Entry Draw of February

Canada has once again taken center stage in the immigration scene, with its second Express Entry draw of the month. On 13th February 2024, all program candidates received 1,490 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency (PR), marking another milestone in the ongoing journey of prospective immigrants.

Express Entry Draw Highlights – 13th February 2024

This draw, consistent with the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), set a minimum score requirement of 535 or higher. Let’s delve into the specifics of this draw to unravel the nuances that define the Canadian immigration landscape.

  • Number of invitations issued: 1,490
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,490 or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 535
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 11, 2024, at 15:26:56 UTC

The tie-breaking rule plays a pivotal role in ensuring fairness when multiple candidates share The same CRS score. It hinges on the day and time of express entry profile submission, introducing a transparent mechanism for selection.

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Express Entry- General Draw Results in 2024: A Snapshot

Here’s a quick overview of the Express Entry draw results in the early months of 2024:

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DateDraw TypeNumber of ITAsMinimum CRS
February 13General1,490535
January 31General730541
January 23General1,040543
January 10General1,510546


Express Entry Pool Dynamics

In a previous draw on February 1, 2024, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a category-based targeted draw, issuing 7,000 ITAs for French-speaking individuals (CRS score of 365 or above).

The Express Entry pool currently accommodates 211,273 candidates, underscoring the competitiveness of the system. Over the years, Express Entry has evolved, introducing targeted draws to meet the demands of Canada’s labor workforce.

Targeted Draws and Canada’s Immigration Vision

In May 2023, IRCC signaled its commitment to conducting invitation rounds that specifically target individuals with in-demand skills. These skills contribute significantly to Canada’s workforce and economy. One notable category focuses on candidates exhibiting proficiency in the French language, while the other five address workforce shortages in specific industries, such as technology.

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These targeted draws align with Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan, aiming to admit up to 114,000 new permanent residents annually through Express Entry by the end of 2025.

New Language Testing Options

Effective January 30, 2024, IRCC expanded language testing options for Express Entry candidates by accepting the Pearson Test of English Core (PTE) for all immigration streams except the Student Direct Stream. This adds to the flexibility for candidates, who can also opt for the CELPIP General or IELTS General Training to demonstrate their English language proficiency.

The minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) scores vary based on the Express Entry managed program, emphasizing the importance of language ability in reading, speaking, listening, and writing.

As Express Entry continues to evolve, candidates are presented with diversified pathways and testing options. The recent Express Entry draw underscores Canada’s commitment to a robust immigration system that caters to the nation’s evolving needs.

Stay tuned for further updates as Express Entry draws unfold, offering new opportunities for individuals aspiring to make Canada their permanent home.

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