Latest Express Entry Draw 279- First draw of 2024!

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced Express Entry Draw 279, the first round of invitations of the year 2024.

Draw number: 279

Date of Draw: 10th January 2024

Day of Draw: Wednesday

Time of Draw: 16:59:13 UTC

CRS score cut-off: 546 points

ITAs issued: 1510 

Type of Draw: General 

The CRS score cut-off for the latest draws was 546 points. This implies that Express Entry profiles will only receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) if their CRS score is greater than or equal to 546 points. The latest round of invitations issued 1510 ITAs to apply for Canada PR through Express Entry. Since it was a general draw, invited Express Entry profiles were eligible for:

An Overview of General Express Entry Draws in 2023

Since the introduction of the category-based selections, the general Express Entry draws have become relatively competitive. An overview of the general rounds of invitations since July is given below.

Draw #Date of DrawCRS cut-offITAs issued
27910.01.20245461510
27518.12.20235421325
27206.12.20235614750
26810.10.20235003725
26526.09.20235043000
26319.09.20235313200
26215.08.20234964300
25901.08.20235172000
25711.07.2023505800
25304.07.2023511700

The CRS cut-off throughout the general draws is graphically represented in the image below. The highest CRS cut-off for general rounds of invitations was 561 points while the lowest cut-off was 496 points.

The image above represents the ITAs issued in the general draws in 2023. The lowest ITAs issued were 700 while the highest number of applicants invited to apply were 4750.

While the general Express Entry draws seem relatively competitive, category-based selections have a significantly lower CRS cut-off. 

In case you missed the ITA in the latest Express Entry draw 279, keep your profile in the pool and attempt to improve your CRS score. Don’t know how? Contact Talent Connected Worldwide and increase your chances of getting a Canada PR through Express Entry.

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Athena Campbell

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