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Latest Express Entry: Canada Invites 1,490 Profiles With CRS 535 To Apply For PR

Express Entry Draw 283


1️⃣IRCC held its fourth all-program Express Entry draw 283 of 2024 on February 13.  

2️⃣This draw marks the 283rd Express Entry draw since 2015. 

3️⃣Some 1,490 Express Entry profiles qualifying for FSWP, FSTP, CEC, and PNP received invitations to apply for Canada PR. 

4️⃣The qualifying Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) decreased to 535 points. 

5️⃣IRCC recently held a huge category-based selection under French language proficiency (2023-1) on February 1. 

Canada invited 1,490 candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR) in yet another general Express Entry draw 283.

The invited profile includes those qualifying under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), or Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) or with provincial nominations from any Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Further, all the invited candidates had a qualifying score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) above 535. This is six points lower than the previous January 31 all-program draw. IRCC considered new profiles submitted on or before February 11, 2024, at 15:26:56 UTC in case of a tie in the CRS score. 



Canada Express Entry in 2024

The outlook for Canada Express Entry in 2024 is promising with more new opportunities for skilled immigrants. Here are some of the latest updates for Express Entry aspirants  in 2024:

  ⏺Immigration Levels:

🔴The 2024-2026 Immigration Levels Plan will target 485,000 new permanent residents in 2024 and increase that number to 500,000 in the following years.

🔴Express Entry is expected to remain the primary selection system for skilled workers, with a target of 110,700 admissions under it in 2024. 

  ⏺Category-Based Draws:

🔴The government introduced category-based draws in 2023, prioritizing certain groups like healthcare professionals, STEM workers, skilled trades, transport occupations, agri-food occupations, and those with French language proficiency. 

🔴The category-based draws are expected to continue in 2024, potentially with adjustments based on labor market needs. This could be relevant for individuals in high-demand professions.

🔴IRCC recently concluded a new category-based selection under French language proficiency (2023-1) with a draw size of 7000 Express Entry candidates on February 1.

  ⏺New Language Program

🔴IRCC now accepts the Pearson Test of English Core (PTE) for all Express Entry streams except the Student Direct Stream. This means more flexibility for candidates demonstrating their English proficiency.

Read our previous blog to learn more about your English proficiency tests for Canadian immigration. 

How to Qualify for PR via the Canada Express Entry System?

The Express Entry system operates on a points-based system, known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which assigns scores to applicants based on factors such as 



Work experience, 

Language proficiency (in English or French), 

And other additional factors. 

The highest-scoring candidates are then invited to apply for permanent residence through regular draws from the Express Entry pool. 

If an applicant receives an Invitation to Apply (ITA) based on their CRS score, they can submit a complete permanent residence application within a specified timeframe, typically 60 days.  

To learn more about the opportunities for in-demand skills in Canada, we encourage you to contact our expert immigration counselors. You may also boost your chances of qualifying for immigration after consulting a licensed immigration consultant. 

Claim your free consultation from a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) like CanApprove today! 

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