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Canada Express Entry Latest Draw 2024

Canada Express Entry Latest Draw 2024

The Latest Express Entry Draw #279

  • Number of Invitation to Apply (ITA) issued: 1,510
  • Date of Round: 10th January, 2024
  • CRS score required: 546 Points or above


With the labor shortage and aging population in Canada, there is a red carpet pitched for the foreign nationals to immigrate. This was witnessed in the Comprehensive Rankings Score (CRS) of 546 points announced on 10th January, 2024, through the #279 Express Entry Draw. This means that all those candidates who secured 496 points or above in the Express Entry CRS point calculation total are eligible to apply for the PR status of Canada. Further, there were a total of 1,510 applications that were issued the ITAs.

Under Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025, the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to welcome 465,000 new immigrants and foreign skilled workers in 2023; in 2024 it targets to welcome 485,000 and as many as 500,000 new immigrants in 2025.

In the recent Canada Express Entry Draw #279, there were a total of 1,510 applications which were sent Invitation to Apply (ITA)s, the number of invites with this has gone up to 1,510 in 2024 so far.

To sum, there is not an iota of doubt that this is the year for immigration to Canada and the benefits of eased immigration process by the Canadian government should be properly utilized at this moment.

The Canadian Express Entry system provides a pathway to thousands of skilled professionals to immigrate to Canada. It is one of the most popular immigration programs in the world for those who yearn for permanent residency status in Canada while enjoying many citizenships like benefits. Besides offering quicker processing times, this federal immigration system is the key pathway for Canadian permanent residency, as the candidates who get selected in the Express Entry System become eligible to receive the Invitation to Apply for PR in Canada.

Canada has the seventh-largest economy in the world and also, by far, it’s the best country in the world to immigrate. The Canadian economy has a commitment to diversity which is unmatched. It is not just a strong and powerful country despite the diversities it is a fulfilling one too, owing to the great living standards and employment opportunities it provides.

The IRCC, Canada’s top immigration body has always meticulously handled immigration concerns of all it’s fellow applicants. For the same reason, the Express Entry program is updated regularly since it has been developed. The rules and parameters by which the applicants are accessed have witnessed changes from time to time and have been set differently especially in the last few months.

Signature Visas is proud to have the best team of counsellors having complete knowledge on Canada immigration processes. The whole team of Signature Visas always keeps its clients updated with the latest developments in Canada immigration.

Express Entry Draw: 2024

Highest CRS score in 2023: 546

Draw # Date No of Invitations CRS Score
Draw 279 January 10, 2024 1,510 (General Draw) 546

Express Entry Draw: 2023

Highest CRS score in 2023: 791
Lowest CRS Score in 2023: 375

Draw # Date No of Invitations CRS Score
Draw 278 December 21, 2023 400 (Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)) 386
Draw 277 December 20, 2023 670 (Transport occupations (2023-1)) 435
Draw 276 December 19, 2023 1,000 (Trade occupations (2023-1)) 425
Draw 275 December 18, 2023 1,325 (General draw) 542
Draw 274 December 8, 2023 5,900 (STEM occupations (2023-1)) 481
Draw 273 December 7, 2023 1,000 (French language proficiency (2023-1)) 470
Draw 272 December 6, 2023 4,750 (General Draw) 561
Draw 271 October 26, 2023 3,600 (Healthcare occupations (2023-1)) 431
Draw 270 October 25, 2023 300 (French language proficiency (2023-1)) 486
Draw 269 October 24, 2023 1,548 (Provincial Nominee Program) 776
Draw 268 October 10, 2023 3,275 (All Program) 500
Draw 267 September 28, 2023 600 (Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)) 354
Draw 266 September 27, 2023 500 (French language proficiency (2023-1)) 472
Draw 265 September 26, 2023 3,000 (All Program) 504
Draw 264 September 20, 2023 1,000 (Transport occupations (2023-1)) 435
Draw 263 September 19, 2023 3,200 (All Program) 531
 Draw 262 August 15, 2023 4,300 (All Program) 496 
Draw 261 August 3, 2023 1,500 (Trade based category only) 388
Draw 260 August 2, 2023 800 (French language proficiency only) 435
Draw 259 August 1, 2023 2,000 (All Program) 517
Draw 258 July 12, 2023 3,800 (French language proficiency only) 375
Draw 257 July 11, 2023 800 (All Programs) 505
Draw 256 July 7, 2023 2,300 (French language proficiency only) 439
Draw 255 July 6, 2023 1, 500 (Healthcare occupations) 463
Draw 254 July 5, 2023 500 (STEM occupations) 486
Draw 253 July 4, 2023 500 (Healthcare occupations) 476
Draw 252 June 28, 2023 700 (All Programs) 511
Draw 251 June 27, 2023 4300 (All Programs) 486
Draw 250 June 8, 2023 4800 (All Programs) 486
Draw 249 May 24, 2023 4800 (All Programs) 488
Draw 248 May 10, 2023 589 (PNP) 691
Draw 247 April 26, 2023 3500 (All Programs) 483
Draw 246 April 12, 2023 3500 (All Programs) 486
Draw 245 March 29, 2023 7000 (All Programs) 481
Draw 244 March 23, 2023 7000 (All Programs) 484
Draw 243 March 15, 2023 7000 (All Programs) 490
Draw 242 March 1, 2023 667 (PNP) 748
Draw 241 February 15, 2023 699 (PNP) 791
Draw 240 February 2, 2023 3,300 (FSWP) 489
Draw 239 February 1, 2023 893 (PNP) 733
Draw 238 January 18, 2023 5,500 (All Programs) 490
Draw 237 January 11, 2023 5,500 (All Programs) 507

Express Entry Draw Reuirements

The latest requirements for Express Entry 2023 that need to be fulfilled by applicants are as under:

  • Applicant’s age must be over 18 years.
  • Educational qualifications should be such as to be fit to work in Canada.
  • Applicants must have the minimum score in tests of language ability such as IELTS.
  • The applicant must have at least 1 year of work experience in the last 10 years from the date of application.
  • Candidate with a job offer letter will be given priority.

Understanding the CRS Cut-off

Comprehensive Ranking System is the way one is given cut-offs while applying to Express Entry Draw. The candidate gets a score out of 1200 which is used to benchmark one applicant against the other. The CRS has been part of the Express Entry Draw since its inception in the year 2015.

The CRS is designed such as to calculate the candidate’s chances of being economically successful during his or her stay in Canada. Thus getting a good CRS score becomes all the more essential in order to acquire your dreams to settle in Canada. To enter into the Express Entry Draw pool, the candidate must be eligible under one of the programs viz-a-viz Federal Skilled Worker Class or Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Trades Class. A candidate must obtain at least the cut-off CRS to become eligible for PR.

If a candidate has provincial nomination obtained through on the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams, he or she receives an additional 600 CRS points along with an invitation to apply for the next draw from the pool.

If a candidate has a high proficiency in English or French, a single candidate can get up to 260 points while a couple can get 270 points. Since there are only a limited number of ITAs, hence it is always a good idea to increase your CRS score. If you are applying as a couple, check if your partner can get a higher score and if so then apply under their name. Increased work experience under NOC 0/A/B skill level can also increase your chances for PR.

How to Participate in the Express Entry System

Implemented in January 2015, Express Entry is an online system that is used for managing immigration applications from aspirants who are looking for permanent residency in Canada. Below are the steps you are required if you want to participate in the Express Entry System and fulfill your dreams to settle in Canada.

Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible for Canada PR

First of all, find out if you are eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada.

Express Entry manages applications for four economic immigration programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nomination Program

Find out if you’re eligible to participate in any of the programs which fall under the Express Entry System.

Answer a few questions using Come to Canada tool and check if you meet the minimum requirements and criteria set by the program. Or read the detailed requirements for each program Canadian permanent residence.

Step 2: Gather your documents

To obtain the PR Visa in Canada, you need certain documents such as language test results, which will confirm your eligibility for Express Entry. Some documents may take a long time to receive, so gather all your documents on time and get them ready before you apply for PR in Canada.

Step 3: Submit your Express Entry profile

Submit information about yourself and create your Express Entry profile. If you’re eligible, you will successfully enter into the pool of candidates. From here, your journey to your favorite destination Canada has now begun.

Upon submitting the Express Entry profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score shall be based on the information in your profile and credential assessment.

Step 4: Receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence

The candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be sent the invitations to apply. Once you receive the Invitation, make sure to submit your application for permanent residence within a timeframe of 60 days.

Please note that while creating your express entry profile and submitting your details for the Permanent Residency Visa, you need to pay utmost attention to the details you are filling in. Try to submit the maximum details about yourself. The most completed and accurate applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less are given higher preference by IRCC.

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