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2,095 ITAs in the Latest Express Entry General Draw

Published on : April 24, 2024

The third Express Entry draw of the month was held by IRCC. So far, 7,875 ITAs have been issued in April 2024.

On April 23, 2024, the federal government of Canada invited another 2,095 to apply for Canadian permanent residency through the Express Entry system. It was a general draw and invited candidates eligible for any 1 of the 3 Express Entry programs. The minimum score requirement was CRS 529.

What is an Express Entry profile score?

The ranking score is different from the Canada Express Entry eligibility calculation. You must score 67 points to be able to create an Express Entry profile. However, once you enter the EE pool, you will be ranked per the Comprehensive Ranking System which allots a score given on a total of 1,200 points. This will be your “CRS score”.

Express Entry invitations to apply are sent out to those with the highest CRS score. While any specific draw criteria is also applicable, the ranking score is usually the deciding factor for selection.

How many Express Entry draws have been held in 2024?

16 Express Entry draws have been held so far in 2024. This is the 294th Express Entry draw to be held since the launch of the program in 2015. The first Express Entry draw was held on January 31, 2015.

How many Express Entry ITAs have been issued in 2024?

34,570 ITAs have been issued in the 16 rounds of invitations held so far in 2024.

How many will get Canada PR in 2024?

Overall, in the year 2024, Canada will grant Canadian permanent residency to 485,000 foreign nationals.

The annual admissions targets for 2024-2026 were announced on November 1, 2023. Every year, the Canadian government releases their immigration targets for the coming 3 years. The latest announcement came in the form of 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan.

How many will get Canada PR by Express Entry in 2024?

110,770 Canada PR visas will be issued in 2024 under Canadian Express Entry. 117,500 will get Canadian permanent residency by Express Entry in 2025, followed by another 117,500 in 2026.

Am I eligible for Canada Express Entry?

There are 3 different programs under Express Entry. You must meet the basic requirements for any 1 of the 3 EE programs to qualify.

Express Entry Programs | Basic Eligibility



Federal Skilled Worker Program

At least 1 year continuous work experience within the last 10 years

A minimum CLB 7 which comes to a band 6.0 in each of the 4 abilities on IELTS

Degree or diploma by a recognized institution

Canadian Experience Class

At least 1 year skilled work experience in Canada within the last 3 years

Language requirement will be as per your occupation - CLB 7 for TEER 0 & 1, CLB 5 for TEER 2, 3

No education requirement

Federal Skilled Trades Program

At least 2 years’ full-time skilled trades work experience within the last 5 years

Meet the specific job requirements as given in the National Occupational Classification (NOC)

A valid job offer in Canada for a minimum of 1 years, or Certificate of Qualification issued by a Canadian authority

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) also has specific streams linked with the Express Entry. All Canadian provinces, except Quebec, run their own provincial programs. Top 5 Canadian PNP programs are -

A nomination under any of the PNP streams is worth CRS 600 points in itself for an Express Entry candidate. A PNP nomination is a guarantee of getting an ITA under Express Entry. There are 80+ PNP streams. The right one for you will be based on your unique profile.

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Topics: Canada




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