Canada Third Express Entry Draw of 2024 | 730 Invitations

Express Entry Draw #281

Express Entry Draw: #281
Total Number of Invitations: 730
Minimum CRS score required: 541
Date of Draw: January 31, 2024
Program Specified: General
Tie-breaking rule: July 15, 2023 at 10:52:08 UTC

IRCC has published its third express entry draw for 2024. Candidates scoring CRS more than or equal to 541 will receive an ITA from IRCC. This time the express entry system has issued only 730 invitations.

International students, skilled workers, Canadian experience holders and trade professionals looking to get Canadian PR through the Express Entry System should check their IRCC application account.

Having a valid job seeker code and express entry profile number is must to receive an Invitation To Apply from Canada Immigration department.

In the latest Express Entry draw, the CRS score decreased by two points compared to the previous draw, and the number of invitations issued decreased by 310.

Who was invited to this draw?

It was the General Express Entry Draw. Skilled workers with a valid job seeker validation code and express entry profile number in the Express Entry Pool who have scored 541 or more would receive an ITA from the Canadian government.

  • Skilled Workers with Foreign Work Experience.
  • Skilled Trade Workers
  • Canadian Experience Holders

What is Canada Express Entry?

The Express Entry system is a point-based system that Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, Canada, runs. It is meant for managing the applications of skilled workers willing to become permanent residents of Canada. It is the quickest and easiest way to apply for a PR Visa to Canada.

Express Entry Invitations through enhanced PNP:

With the Enhanced Provincial Nominee Program, candidates must create an Express Entry profile and indicate their interest in a specific province or territory. If a province or territory finds a candidate in the Express Entry pool who meets its specific labour market needs, it may issue a Notification Of Interest (NOI).

Manitoba Invitations:

On January 25, 2024, Manitoba conducted its Expression of Interest Draw #208. MPNP has targeted candidates with various streams.

Manitoba is actively seeking skilled individuals through various immigration streams. The high number of Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) issued in the Skilled Worker in Manitoba stream highlights Manitoba's commitment to attracting individuals who have completed their post-secondary studies in the province and retaining international graduates through the International Education Stream.

Out of the total 275 Letters of Advice to Apply, it's worth noting that 29 candidates who had applied through the Canada Express Entry Stream were selected.

Ontario Invitations:

On January 24, 2024, Ontario invited 1,481 candidates through EMPP, Masters Graduate Stream and Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream.

The Master's and Ph.D. Graduate streams witnessed the highest activity, with 1,344 invitations issued, targeting general occupations with a score range of 50 and above.

The Employer Job Offer Foreign Worker Stream followed, granting 125 invitations with a score range of 45 and above.

The Economic Mobility Pathways Project (EMPP) issued 12 invitations, although the score range is not applicable.

By leveraging its Express Entry pathway streams, Ontario has successfully conducted two draws and invited 3,536 candidates, demonstrating the province's commitment to attracting the best and brightest individuals worldwide.

Final Thoughts:

Stay ahead in your Canadian immigration journey! Explore the latest Express Entry draws as soon as IRCC announces them. Unlock key insights, score trends, and invaluable tips to boost your chances. Don't miss out—stay informed for a successful immigration process! For those aspiring to settle in Canada through Express Entry, Paul Abraham Immigration Consultant