285 Express Entry Draw: Another Category-based draw of the week

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted the third draw of this week on 16th Feb 2024. This was a Category-based Express Entry draw for candidates in the Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations. 

285 Express Entry Draw – 16 Feb 2024

Draw Number: 285
Date of Draw: 16.02.2024
Day of Draw: Friday
ITAs issued: 150
CRS score cut-off: 437
Draw Type: Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations

Since the launch of Category-based EE draws, IRCC has only invited 1,150 candidates from the Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations so far. There were three rounds of draws in all for the same category and over the draws, the CRS score requirement was found to be pretty low as well. 

Below are the past three instances where IRCC conducted draws for candidates in the Agriculture occupations. 

Draw Round Draw DateDraw TypeInvitations to ApplyCRS Cut-Off
28516 Feb 2024 Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations150437
27821 Dec 2024Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations400386
26728 Sept 2024Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations600354

As we can see, there’s not much demand for candidates in the agriculture occupations but it is still one of the selected categories for Category-based draws in 2024. IRCC made an announcement recently that the previously selected categories will go on for 2024 too. 

Apart from the EE draw, Prince Edward Island also conducted a draw on 15 Feb 2024. Let’s take a look at it next. 

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    Latest Prince Edward Island PNP Draw 2024

    In the latest PEI PNP draw, the province called for 122 candidates from various streams. These were:

    • Critical Worker
    • Express Entry 
    • Skilled Worker

    1 candidate received an invitation for a business work permit, while the other 121 received an invitation for PR. To be eligible for the work permit, the candidate must have had at least a 105 score, while the requirement for the other candidates was that they must have been working for a PEI employer and had a minimum of 65 points. 

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    Niyati Chaurasia

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