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Canada Issues 730 ITAs in Third Express Entry Draw of 2024, CRS Score Holds at 541

Austin Campbell



Third Express Entry Draw

In the latest Express Entry draw on January 31, 2024, Canada issued 730 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) under the General category, maintaining a high CRS score of 541. The third express entry draw of the year follows a decreasing trend in the number of ITAs since the beginning of the year. Notably, the CRS cutoff score dropped by two points compared to the previous draw on January 23, 2024.

Third Express Entry Draw Highlights – January 31, 2024

  • Draw Type: General Draw
  • ITAs Issued: 730 or more
  • Lowest CRS Score Candidate: 541
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 15, 2023, at 10:52:08 UTC

Latest Express Entry Trends in Review

In a trend observed since the start of 2024, the frequency of invitations issued through the Express Entry system has shown a consistent decline, thereby sustaining an elevated cutoff score.

The CRS score remains relatively stable due to the consistently conducted all-program draws this year. Anticipated drops may occur when IRCC shifts to category-based draws, targeting candidates with French proficiency or experience in high-demand occupations.

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During the most recent draw on January 23, 2024, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) extended 1,040 invitations to apply with a CRS score of 543 or higher.

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Earlier, on January 10, 2024, the First general Express Entry draw of the year witnessed 1,510 invitations being sent, with a CRS score cutoff set at 546. The trend signals stricter eligibility and stronger competition for those eyeing Canadian immigration via the Express Entry System.


3,280 ITAs Issued So Far in January, 2024

In January 2024, a total of 3,280 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued through the Express Entry system, featuring varying CRS scores in different draw types. With the close of the month, let’s delve into the Express Entry draws that shaped the beginning of 2024.

DateITAs IssuedCRS ScoreDraw Type
Jan 31730541General Draw
Jan 231,040543
Jan 101,510546

Express Entry: Your Key to Canadian PR Opportunities in 2024

As we step into another month of 2024, Canada is known as a premier destination for those in pursuit of fresh opportunities. Renowned for its stunning landscapes, and robust economy, Canada sets an ambitious immigration target of 110,770 new immigrants this year.

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Let’s explore why the Express Entry system stands as the best option for prospective immigrants.

Record-Breaking Immigration TargetCanada’s 2024 immigration target, the highest ever, amplifies the significance of the Express Entry system. The expanded intake provides a prime opportunity for candidates to realize their Canada PR aspirations.

Category-Based Draws – Witnessing a notable shift, the introduction of category-based draw factors in French proficiency and experience in high-demand occupations. This change opens doors for candidates with lower CRS scores, evaluating them based on additional merit-worthy criteria.


Streamlined Process Initiatives – In 2024, the Canadian government is dedicated to simplifying the Express Entry process, enhancing the journey for applicants.

Enhanced Online System – Ongoing improvements to the Express Entry Portal/Platform ensure a user-friendly experience. These enhancements facilitate seamless navigation, enabling candidates to submit profiles and documents with increased efficiency.

IRCC’s Initiatives – Focusing on timely processing, the Canadian government is actively working to reduce wait times for Express Entry applications. Swift decisions contribute to an overall positive experience for applicants.

With the third Express Entry draw, the journey to Canada is more promising than ever. Abundant opportunities wait as the path to Permanent Residency unfolds. Stay informed about upcoming draws and updates, as Canada extends a warm welcome to skilled individuals.

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