IRCC's Second Express Entry Draw of the Week Issued 1,400 ITAs

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for the Express Entry system’s candidates for the second time this week. In a draw emphasizing French Language Proficiency held on April 24th, 2024, IRCC granted 1,400 ITAs.

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Following a general draw on April 23rd, IRCC invited 2,095 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 529. This marks a 20-point decrease from the previous general draw on April 10th, where the cut-off score was 549.

Details of the draw:
Date of the draw: 24th April 2024
Total ITAs issued: 1,400
CRS Score cutoff: 549
Category: French Language Proficiency

Another notable draw occurred earlier this month on April 11th, targeting candidates eligible under the category-based selection for STEM occupations. IRCC invited 4,500 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 491.

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Express Entry Draw Summary for April 2024:

DateDraw TypeNumber of ITAsMinimum CRS
April 24French proficiency1,400410
April 23General2,095529
April 11STEM occupations4,500491
April 10General1,280549

IRCC introduced category-based selection draws in May 2023 to target Express Entry candidates with specific human capital attributes.

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The categories, outlined in consultation with stakeholders, include occupations in healthcare, STEM professions, trades, transportation, agriculture, and demonstrated proficiency in French.

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