Latest Updates: IRCC Invited 1,040 Candidates to PR in the 23rd January 2024 Express Entry Draw
The 2nd Express Entry draw of 2024 invited 1,040 candidates to PR. IRCC extended invitations (ITA) to Express Entry profiles with a CRS score of 543 or above in the general draw.
In the most recent Express Entry draw, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has extended invitations to 1,040 candidates. This marks the 2nd draw of 2024, with candidates needing a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 543 to be eligible.
Following the January 10 draw, which invited 1,510 candidates from all Express Entry managed programs, this latest round continues the trend of selecting individuals with specific CRS scores. In the previous draw, candidates had to meet a minimum CRS score of 546.
The ongoing invitation process underscores the meticulous evaluation of candidates, emphasizing the importance of achieving or surpassing the specified CRS threshold for eligibility in the highly competitive Express Entry system.
Summary of Express Entry Draws 2024
The Immigration Levels Plan 2024-2026 aims to admit 110,770 new permanent residents to Canada in 2024, issuing ample ITAs to meet the 2025 target of 117,500.
This expedited approach is necessary due to the 6-month processing time for Express Entry applications by IRCC.
The updated list of all the express entry draws of 2024 is attached below:
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Frequently Asked Question
Q1. How often do Express Entry draws take place?
Express Entry draws occur regularly, and the frequency can vary. Typically, they happen every two weeks, but the schedule is subject to change based on IRCC's needs and immigration goals.
Q2. How does the Express Entry system contribute to Canada's immigration goals and diversity?
The Express Entry system is designed to select candidates who can contribute to Canada's economic growth. By prioritizing skilled individuals, it aims to meet labor market needs and enhance the country's cultural diversity.
Q3. What happens if a candidate does not receive an ITA in a draw?
If a candidate does not receive an ITA in a particular draw, their profile remains in the Express Entry pool for future draws. They can continue to improve their profile to increase their chances of receiving an invitation in subsequent draws.
Q4. Is there a minimum CRS score required to be eligible for an Invitation to Apply (ITA)?
Yes, the minimum CRS score is determined in each draw and varies based on the pool of candidates. Those with scores equal to or above the specified threshold receive ITAs to apply for Canadian permanent residency.
Q5. Can I improve their CRS score after entering the Express Entry pool?
Yes, candidates can take steps to improve their CRS score by enhancing language proficiency, gaining additional work experience, obtaining a job offer, or securing a provincial nomination, among other factors.