Canada held the Express Entry first Canadian Experience Class draw

Author: John Black | | Categories: Express Entry

first Canadian Experience Class draw

On May 31, 2024, IRCC conducted the Express Entry first Canadian Experience Class draw. This marked the Canadian Experience Class draw of 2024 since September 14, 2021, signaling a renewed focus on experienced individuals already integrated into the Canadian workforce. With 3,000 ITAs issued and a cut-off score of 522 points, this draw underscores the importance of Canadian work experience in securing permanent residency.

Details of the First Canadian Experience Class draw

In round #297, IRCC issued 3,000 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates within the Canadian Experience Class. The cut-off score for this draw was set at 522 points. Additionally, the tie-breaking rule for this round was determined to be March 19, 2024, at 18:58:58 UTC. This means that candidates who had submitted their profiles before this specific date and time and had scores of 522 points or higher received an ITA.

As of May 29, 2024, there were 224,404 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This extensive pool of candidates underscores the competitive nature of Canada’s immigration system, particularly for those aspiring to secure permanent residency through the Express Entry program.

In 2024, Canada has been proactive in inviting skilled individuals to contribute to its economy and society. So far, 41,955 invitations have been issued through various Express Entry draws. This reflects Canada’s ongoing commitment to attracting skilled workers to meet labor market needs and support economic growth.

The May 31 draw is particularly noteworthy as it highlights IRCC’s focus on candidates with significant Canadian work experience. By issuing 3,000 ITAs specifically to CEC candidates, Canada is recognizing the value of individuals who have already demonstrated their ability to thrive in the Canadian labor market.

About the Canadian Experience Class

The Canadian Experience Class is a key component of Canada’s Express Entry immigration system. It is designed for individuals who have gained skilled work experience in Canada and wish to become permanent residents. The CEC is popular among international students and temporary foreign workers who have already adapted to life in Canada and can demonstrate their ability to contribute to the Canadian economy.

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