Express Entry draw opens for Agriculture and agri-food Occupations (2023-1)

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 17/Feb/2024
Express Entry draw opens for Agriculture and agri-food Occupations

Canada has opened latest Express Entry draw for Agriculture and agri-food Occupations (2023-1) category on 16 February 2024. This was second category-based draw this month and overall 4th draw in February 2024. The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) was just 437 points, which invited 150 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa in this particular category-based Express Entry invitation round.

Express Entry draw on 16 Feb 2024

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

  • EE Draw date and type- 16 February 2024, EE draw for  Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) category candidates
  • ITAs issued-  150 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa  issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 437 points.
  • Tie-breaking Rule January 29, 2024 at 03:32:58 UTC

This was the seventh express entry invitation round of 2024, bringing the total number of issued invitations this year to 15,420.

Analysis of New EE invitation round

This was third category-based invitation round this month and fourth draw overall in February 2024. The CUT OFF once again is low this being the category-based invitation round of Express Entry System. Now, three out of total six categories eligible for category-based selections in 2024 have been invited by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) this year until date.

EE Draws in 2024

 Date

 Number of Invitations

CRS Score

Draw Category

16 Feb

150

437

Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)

14 Feb

3,500

422

Healthcare occupations (2023-1)

13 Feb

1,490

535

ALL PROGRAMS

1-Feb

7,000

365

French language proficiency (2023-1)

31-Jan

730

541

ALL PROGRAMS

23-Jan

1,040

543

ALL PROGRAMS

10-Jan

1,510

546

ALL PROGRAMS

Total

1,5420

 

 

Existing categories have been continued for Category-Based selection in 2024

As per a recent announcement, the IRCC has indicated its dedication to maintaining the six current categories for category-based selection in Express Entry draws throughout 2024. These categories include:

  • A strong French language proficiency or
  • Work experience in one of the below fields:
    • healthcare
    • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
    • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
    • transport
    • agriculture and Agri-food

Hence, if you belong to any of the aforementioned categories, you have a significant opportunity to receive an invitation for a Canadian PR visa in 2024.

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