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Latest Express Entry Draw Issues 1,470 Permanent Residency Invitations on February 28th

Express Entry Draw Issues 1,470 Permanent Residency Invitations
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In a significant milestone, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have disclosed the outcomes of the latest Express Entry draw held on February 28th.

The draw granted invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency to 1,470 skilled workers, signifying a crucial step in their journey towards establishing a permanent presence in Canada.

Express Entry Draw Update:

Invitations Issued: 1,470
Minimum Rank for Invitation: 1,470 or higher
Draw Date and Time: February 28, 2024, at 14:57:26 UTC
Lowest CRS Score of Invited Candidate: 534
Tie-Breaking Rule: January 16, 2024, at 03:51:05 UTC
With a reduced number of invitations in today’s draw, anticipate potential targeted draws in the upcoming days. Stay tuned for the latest news and updates.

CRS Score Distribution in the Pool

CRS score rangeNumber of candidates

February 2024's earlier Express Entry selections

DescriptionFebruary 16, 2024February 14, 2024February 13, 2024February 1, 2024
Draw typeTargeted for Agriculture and agri-food occupationsTargeted for 35 healthcare occupationsGeneral or all program drawsTargeted draw for profiles with high proficiency in French
CRS Cutoff437422535365
Tie-breaking ruleJanuary 29, 2024, at 03:32:58 UTCJanuary 30, 2024, at 02:39:54 UTCFebruary 11, 2024, at 15:26:56 UTCSeptember 8, 2023, at 09:47:27 UTC

Next Steps for Invited Candidates

Applicants who have been issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the latest Express Entry draw are required to complete and submit a comprehensive permanent residency application within a designated timeframe. This process includes providing necessary supporting documents, undergoing medical examinations, and satisfying all other standards set by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The effect on immigration objectives

The latest Express Entry draw aligns with Canada’s broader immigration objectives, aiming to draw in skilled individuals capable of enhancing the country’s economic development and diversity.

By extending invitations to candidates with elevated CRS scores, the IRCC maintains its focus on individuals possessing the necessary skills and qualifications to thrive in the Canadian labor market.

Reactions from stakeholders

The release of the most recent Express Entry draws has provoked a variety of comments from stakeholders within the immigration community:


Candidates: Invited candidates have expressed their delight and thanks for the opportunity to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Many people are eager to take the next steps in their immigration process and realize their dreams of starting a new life in the country.
Immigration consultants: Immigration consultants and specialists advise and help candidates who have received an ITA, supporting them with the application process and ensuring that all requirements are satisfied in a timely manner.
However, immigration consultants have raised concerns about inviting individuals with low CRS scores into category-based draws.

Governmental Officials: Government officials emphasize the importance of Express Entry drawings in meeting Canada’s immigration targets. They emphasize the importance of skilled immigrants in promoting economic growth, creativity, and cultural variety throughout the country.
Community organizations: Community organizations provide resources and help to applicants who may require additional support during the application process. They are devoted to ensuring that immigrants have access to the information and services they require to thrive in Canada.


The recent Express Entry draw announcement by IRCC opens up significant prospects for eligible individuals worldwide to realize their aspirations of relocating to Canada.


As invited candidates get ready to submit their applications for permanent residency, they set forth on a journey brimming with fresh opportunities, diverse experiences, and the potential to thrive in one of the world’s most welcoming and varied nations.

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