IRCC Invites 2,850 Express Entry Candidates in Latest Draw

Posted by in CIC News, on March 12, 2024

Introduction: In its latest move, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has continued its Express Entry draws, issuing invitations to candidates who meet specific criteria. This draw, held at the beginning of March, saw 2,850 candidates being invited to apply for permanent residency.

The Draw Details: The draw was a general round of invitations, with candidates required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 525. This draw follows a series of successful draws throughout February, totaling 16,110 invitations.

February Draws Overview: February saw six draws, including both general rounds and category-based selections. The month started and ended with category-based draws targeting candidates with strong French language proficiency. The lowest CRS score in any draw during February was 336, demonstrating IRCC’s commitment to diversifying its selection criteria.

Category-Based Selection: Category-based selection draws are designed to target candidates with specific in-demand attributes. These categories include healthcare occupations, STEM professions, trades occupations, transport occupations, agriculture and agri-food occupations, and strong French proficiency. Such draws have proven advantageous for candidates already in the Express Entry pool, with lower average CRS scores compared to general draws.

Conclusion: IRCC’s ongoing Express Entry draws highlight the government’s commitment to addressing labor shortages and attracting skilled workers to Canada. With a diverse range of selection criteria, candidates have multiple pathways to permanent residency. As IRCC continues its efforts, prospective immigrants can look forward to more opportunities to pursue their dreams of living and working in Canada.

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