Express Entry draw for agriculture and agri-food occupations

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agri-food occupations

On February 16, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new draw for agriculture and agri-food occupations. It issued 150 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates working in Agriculture and agri-food occupations. This was the third Express Entry draw of the week. 

In round #285, the cut-off score was 437, 51 points more than in the previous draw for this category. The tie-breaking rule for this round was January 29, 2024, at 03:32:58 UTC. As of February 11, 2024, there were 211,273 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool. This year, Canada issued 15,420 ITAs through Express Entry draws.

Express Entry Category-based selection

In May 2023, IRCC introduced invitation selection rounds based on category. The department established six new categories to address specific human capital attributes. One category is for candidates who can demonstrate proficiency in French. The remaining five categories are occupation-based, including:

  • Healthcare occupations.
  • Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.
  • Carpenters, plumbers, and contractors are examples of trade occupations.
  • Transport occupations.
  • Agricultural and agri-food openings.

To be considered for category-based selection, candidates must be eligible for an Express Entry program and have applied to one of the three programs.

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