Canada invited 1,510 candidates in the First Express Entry draw of the year

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 12/Jan/2024
First Express Entry draw of 2024

On January 10, 2024, Canada conducted first Express Entry draw of the New Year 2024 to issue 1,510 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR visa. In this particular draw, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has invited all categories of the federal Express Entry System, i.e. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades (FST) and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Find out more.

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Express Entry draw on 10 Jan 2024

Find below the key details of the latest EE invitation round:

  • EE Draw date and type- 10 January 2024, EE draw for  all-category candidates
  • ITAs issued-  1,510 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa  issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 546 points.
  • Tie-breaking Rule December 31, 2023 at 18:23:22 UTC

Last year, Canada issued total 1,10,266 Invitations in 42 EE draws held in 2023.

Express Entry Draws in 2024

In the inaugural Express Entry draw of the year, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score saw a notable elevation, creating an primary impression of intensified competition for Canadian immigration. However, as the year unfolds, there is a likely shift in the dynamics of Express Entry draws that aspiring immigrants should take note of. Canada has set an ambitious target for immigration in 2024, targeting to welcome 485,000 new immigrants. This vast goal suggests that the subsequent draws may witness a balance in the CRS score requirements. The Canadian government's commitment to such a considerable intake signals a strategic effort to address demographic and economic needs, possibly leading to a more inclusive approach in selecting candidates for immigration through the Express Entry system.

Moreover, a significant development is the introduction of category-based draws within the EE system. These draws are anticipated to target specific groups or occupations, creating chances for candidates with lower CRS scores who possess skills in demand. This new approach aligns with Canada's commitment to attracting a diverse pool of talents, nurturing inclusivity in its immigration system. As a result, people with slightly lower CRS scores may find themselves with better chances of receiving invitations to apply for permanent residency in following draws, reflecting Canada's adaptability and commitment to welcoming skilled individuals from various backgrounds.

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