286th Express Entry Draw: 1470 ITAs issued in General draw

286th Express Entry

The latest 286th Express Entry Draw was a general draw that issued 1470 ITAs to the Express Entry profiles with a CRS score of 534 points or more.

Draw Number: 286

Date of Draw: 28.02.2024

Day of Draw: Wednesday

Time of Draw: 14:57:26 UTC

ITAs issued: 1470

CRS score cut-off: 534

Draw Type: General 

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada announced the 286th Express Entry draw. It was a general round of selection that invited 1470 applicants and had the CRS score cut-off at 534 points. This is the 5th general draw of the year 2024. A list of previous general draws is given in the table below.

#DrawDate of DrawITAs issuedCRS cut-off
28628.02.20241470534
28313.02.20241,490535
28131.01.2024730541
28023.01.20241040543
27910.01.20241510546

Eligibility for the 286th Express Entry Draw

To get an Invitation to Apply for the latest Express Entry draw, the applicant must:

Steps after getting an ITA in the Express Entry Draw

Once an applicant receives an Invitation to Apply in the Express Entry draw, they must apply for Canada PR through the Express Entry within 60 days. This is the phase when an individual will be required to submit all the documents to support the CRS score of their Express Entry profile. They must also submit a non-refundable application fee of CAN $1365. 

Category-Based Draws vs General Express Entry Draws

Category Based DrawGeneral Draws
Category-based selection issues ITAs based on six specific categories:
STEM occupations
Healthcare occupations
Agri-Food and Agriculture Occupations
Transport Occupations
Trade Occupations 
French Language proficiency

The applicant must have a valid Express Entry profile in the pool. Their CRS score must be equal to or higher than the cut-off announced in the draw.
General Draws invite all eligible applicants irrespective of their occupations. They must have a valid Express Entry profile and a CRS score higher or equal to the cut-off. 

Since the latest 286th Express Entry draw was a general selection, the next round of invitations might be announced within this week. Visit Talent Connected Worldwide to stay updated with all the latest news on Express Entry and Canada Immigration

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