New Category-based Express Entry Draw opens for Agriculture and agri-food occupations

by Rajneesh Kumar Published on 22/Dec/2023
Category-based Express Entry Draw opens december 23

Federal Express Entry system of Canada held another category-based draw on December 21, 2023 inviting 400 candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of 386 or above. This Category-based EE Draw specifically targeted Agriculture and agri-food occupations, in order to address the labour needs in this crucial sector of the Canadian economy. 

Express Entry draw on 21 December 2023

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

  • EE Draw date and type- 21 December 2023, EE draw for Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) candidates
  • ITAs issued-  400 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian PR Visa  issued
  • CUT OFF- The CRS score requirement for this draw was 386 points.
  • Tie-breaking Rule July 06, 2023 at 05:44:14 UTC

With this new EE invitation round, Canada has now issued total 1,10,266 Invitations in 42 separate EE draws held in 2023 until date.

Express Entry Draws

This particular category-based draw exhibits Canada's commitment to addressing the specific needs of the agriculture and agri-food sector by inviting people with expertise in these fields. The selected applicants are expected to contribute to the growth and sustainability of the Canadian agricultural industry, playing a key role in meeting the demands of the nation's food production.

Express Entry invitation rounds are conducted regularly, and candidates are ranked based on various factors such as age, education, work experience, language proficiency, and adaptability. The CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score is a crucial element in the selection process, with higher scores increasing the likelihood of receiving an invitation to apply for Permanent Resident (PR) Visa in Canada.

Canada continues to prioritize immigration in key sectors (via category-based draws) to support economic growth and address labour shortages.

Prospective immigrants looking to participate in future Express Entry draws in 2024 are encouraged to monitor updates on our website for the latest information on program requirements and eligibility criteria.

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