Canada held a new Express Entry draw and invited 730 skilled candidates

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Canada held a new Express Entry draw

On January 31, 2024, Canada held a new Express Entry draw of 2024 and issued 730 Invitations to Apply (ITA). In this draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) continued inviting candidates under all immigration programs. In round #281, the cut-off score was 541 points, two points fewer than the previous draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round was July 15, 2023, at 10:52:08 UTC. 

As of January 30, 2024, there were 215,726 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 3,280 ITAs through Express Entry.

Express Entry 2024

IRCC had initially targeted 82,880 Express Entry candidates in 2023 in the previous year’s Immigration Levels Plan. However, between the first draw on January 11 and the final draw on December 21, the department issued 110,266 ITAs, exceeding the targets. 

Express Entry, the backbone of economic immigration to Canada, is also expected to see significant increases in admission targets in 2024. IRCC will seek to admit over 345,770 Express Entry candidates between 2024 and 2026, according to the current Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026. 

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