Canada held a new general Express Entry draw and issued 1,470 invitations

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new general Express Entry draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its new general Express Entry draw on February 28, 2024. The draw, marked as round #286, saw a total of 1,470 Invitations to Apply (ITA) issued to candidates eligible for permanent residence in Canada.

With a cut-off score of 534 points, this draw demonstrated a slight decrease of one point compared to the previous invitation round. The reduction in the cut-off score signals the government’s ongoing efforts to attract top-tier talent from around the globe to contribute to Canada’s economy and society.

This marks the fifth general round of invitations in 2024, showcasing Canada’s commitment to maintaining a steady flow of skilled immigrants into the country. The Express Entry system remains a cornerstone of Canada’s immigration strategy, allowing skilled workers to apply for permanent residence based on their age, education, work experience, and proficiency in English or French.

In adherence to the tie-breaking rule, candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 534 or above who submitted their Express Entry profiles before January 16, 2024, at 03:51:05 UTC, received invitations in this draw. This rule ensures fairness in the selection process and prioritizes candidates who have been in the pool longer.

As of February 27, 2024, the Express Entry pool boasted 211,487 registered profiles, reflecting the substantial interest among skilled individuals to immigrate to Canada. Throughout the year, Canada has issued a total of 16,890 ITAs through the Express Entry system, underlining the country’s commitment to welcoming talented professionals and addressing labor market needs.

The consistent issuance of invitations through Express Entry reaffirms Canada’s reputation as a top destination for immigrants seeking opportunities for personal and professional growth. With its inclusive immigration policies and strong economy, Canada continues to attract individuals from diverse backgrounds who contribute to the country’s cultural mosaic and economic prosperity.

As the year progresses, it is expected that Canada will continue to conduct regular Express Entry draws, inviting skilled candidates to apply for permanent residence and further enriching the nation’s social fabric and economic landscape. Aspiring immigrants are encouraged to explore the various pathways available through the Express Entry system and consider Canada as their destination of choice for a brighter future.

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