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First Express Entry Draw in 2024 issued 1,510 invitations for individuals to apply for PR in Canada.

Latest Express Entry Draw
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In the First Express Entry Draw of 2024, 1,510 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR) were issued in an all-program or general invitation round.

Candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 546 or higher have received these invitations.

Compared to the Express Entry draw on December 18, 2023, the CRS cut-off score has risen by 4 points.

Additionally, the number of invitations increased by only 185 compared to the previous similar general draw.

Express Entry Draw of 2024

Information on today's Express Entry draw:

1. Invitations issued: 1,510

2. Minimum rank for invitation: 1,510 or higher

3. Date and time of the draw: January 10, 2024, at 16:59:13 UTC

4. Lowest-ranked candidate’s CRS score invited: 546

5. Tie-breaking rule: December 31, 2023, at 18:23:22 UTC

Definition of Tie-breaking:

In the event that multiple candidates share the lowest score, the determination of priority is established by the submission date and time of their Express Entry profiles.

All Express Entry draws for various programs encompass candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FSTP).

Additionally, profiles with a provincial nomination within any of the mentioned categories are duly considered.

Anticipated Trends in Express Entry Draws for 2024:

The upcoming Express Entry draws are projected to encompass all profiles within the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FSTP).

Additionally, profiles holding a provincial nomination in any of the mentioned categories will also be considered.

Leap Ahead:  Based on the CRS score distribution among candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 10, 2024, it is anticipated that the cutoff for the next regular Express Entry draw will likely range between 535–540, assuming a comparable number of invitations is issued by IRCC.

Distribution of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores in the Express Entry pool.

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates
601-12001,298
501-6006,345
451-50058,298
491-5006,164
481-4909,042
471-48017,311
461-47014,118
451-46011,663
401-45053,671
441-45010,863
431-44011,072
421-43010,038
411-42010,728
401-41010,970
351-40057,703
301-35029,542
0-3005,300
Total212,157

Express Entry processing times:

Processing durations for Express Entry have been updated by IRCC as of January 9, as outlined below:

  • 1. Canadian Experience Class: 5 months
  • 2. Federal Skilled Worker Program: 5 months
  • 3. Federal Skilled Trades Program: Data not available
  • 4. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through Express Entry: 8 months
 

What is the Express Entry system?

The Express Entry system stands out as the swiftest pathway to attain Canadian Permanent Residency (PR), boasting a processing time of 6 months post-document submission in alignment with the Invitation to Apply (ITA).

 

Utilizing the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a point-based methodology, Express Entry assesses applicant profiles. Those securing the highest scores receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA), paving the way for them to pursue permanent residence.

 

Express Entry serves as the application management system for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

 

For candidates part of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) within the Express Entry pool, they automatically qualify for general draws labeled as “no program specified” or other category-based rounds of invitations, provided they meet the specified criteria.

Compilation of Express Entry Draws in 2023

DateCategoryInvitationsCRS Cutoff Score
December 21, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)400386
December 20, 2023Transport occupations (2023-1)670435
December 19, 2023Trade occupations (2023-1)1,000425
December 18, 2023General1,325542
December 8, 2023STEM occupations (2023-1)5,900481
December 7, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)1,000470
December 6, 2023General4,750561
October 26, 2023Healthcare occupations (2023-1)3,600431
October 25, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)300486
October 24, 2023Provincial Nominee Program1,548776
October 10, 2023No Program Specified3,725500
September 28, 2023Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)600354
September 27, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)500472
September 26, 2023No Program Specified3,000504
September 20, 2023Transport occupations (2023-1)1,000435
September 19, 2023No Program Specified3,200531
August 15, 2023No Program Specified4,300496
August 3, 2023Trade occupations (2023-1)1,500388
August 2, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)800435
August 1, 2023No Program Specified2,000517
July 12, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)3,800375
July 11, 2023No Program Specified800505
July 7, 2023French language proficiency (2023-1)2,300439
July 6, 2023Healthcare occupations (2023-1)1,500463
July 5, 2023STEM occupations (2023-1)500486
July 4, 2023No Program Specified700511
June 28, 2023Healthcare occupations (2023-1)500476
June 27, 2023No Program Specified4,300486
June 8, 2023No Program Specified4,800486
May 24, 2023No Program Specified4,800488
May 10, 2023Provincial Nominee Program589691
April 26, 2023No Program Specified3,500483
April 12, 2023No Program Specified3,500486
March 29, 2023No Program Specified7,000481
March 23, 2023No Program Specified7,000484
March 15, 2023No Program Specified7,000490
March 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program667748
February 15, 2023Provincial Nominee Program699791
February 2, 2023Federal Skilled Worker3,300489
February 1, 2023Provincial Nominee Program893733
January 18, 2023No Program Specified5,500490
January 11, 2023No Program Specified5,500507

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