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Canada Releases Express Entry Draw Results from April 23, 2024

The Canadian government has announced that 2,095 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued to eligible candidates for the April 23, 2024 Express Entry draw held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

These candidates attained a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 529. It was the first general draw by the IRCC in nearly two weeks. The last draw was held on April 10, 2024.

Express Entry is the designated application management system for the IRCC for three specific economic-class permanent residence (PR) programs:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC). 

ITAs are issued to immigration candidates through draws that are either general, program-specific, or category-based.

General and program-specific draws focus on applicants with the highest CRS scores. 

CRS scores are numerical values assigned to Express Entry candidates according to human capital factors. These include age, education, and work experience.

Category-based draws focus on candidates with specific work experience and proficiencies required by the Canadian labor market. 

These categories include candidates with work experience in agriculture, agri-food, STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), healthcare, trades, and transport. It also focuses on those proficient in the French language.

Candidates eligible for Express Entry must create an online profile with IRCC to receive their CRS score. They must wait for the IRCC to conduct its next draw to check if they receive an ITA. Candidates must have an ITA to submit their electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR) to IRCC.

IRCC’s category-based draws are designed to allow eligible foreign nationals with specific work experience and proficiencies relevant to Canada’s labor market and demographic needs. They look for candidates from various sectors proficient in French, as defined by IRCC’s language proficiency standards.

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