Great news for those looking to move to Canada! 2024 begins with Canada's first Express Entry draw, organized by Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). This is a big step for Canada's immigration process and opens new opportunities for people in different fields.
- General Draw Invitations: IRCC extended invitations to 1,510 candidates in this inaugural draw. These invites are part of a general draw, meaning candidates from all Express Entry-managed programs are considered. This includes the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
- Minimum CRS Score Requirement: The candidates must meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 546 to qualify for the draw. The CRS is a pivotal tool in determining candidates' eligibility based on skills, experience, language ability, and other factors.
- Recent Draw Comparisons: Reflecting on the recent past, the four final draws of 2023 were conducted between 18th and 21st December. The draw on the 18th was an all-program draw, inviting 1,325 candidates with a minimum CRS of 524. Subsequent draws focused on specific occupations and sectors, highlighting Canada's targeted approach to fulfilling its labor market needs.
- December’s Draw Activity: December 2023 was a bustling month for Express Entry, witnessing the most draws in any month of that year. Seven draws were held following a six-week break. This surge in activity underscores Canada's commitment to its immigration goals and addressing specific labor market shortages.
- Looking Ahead – Express Entry in 2024: The Immigration Levels Plan for 2024-2026 sets an ambitious target of admitting 110,000 new permanent residents through Express Entry in 2024. This is a significant increase from the 82,880 candidates targeted in 2023, reflecting Canada's expanding immigration strategy to meet diverse economic and demographic needs.
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