All-program Express Entry draw

Express Entry Draw #290 | 1,980 Invited

Published on: March 26th, 2024

The last Canadian Express Entry General Draw of 2024 was held yesterday! Express Entry draw #290 saw a Lowest CRS score of 524 and invited 1,980 candidates from all programs to apply.


Express Entry Draw 290

Date of Draw: March 25, 2024 at 17:45:49 UTC

Number of Invitations Issued: 1,980

Minimum CRS: 524

Program Specified:  General

Tie-breaking rule: February 25, 2024 at 14:42:38 UTC

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General Express Entry Draw

Today’s draw was issued for the “General” category. Express Entry draw #290 issued 1,980 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 524. This means that if your Express Entry profile had a CRS score of 524 or higher, you could have been eligible for an invitation in this draw.

This is the lowest score of all the invitation rounds conducted so far in 2024, for the General category! The lowest score in 2023 for the category was 481, and the draw took place on March 29, 2023, through which 7,000 invitations to apply were sent.

There was no program specified for this draw, meaning that invitations to apply may be issued to candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and Provincial Nominee Program.

The last draw for the same category was held on March 12, 2024, which invited 2,850 candidates from all programs without any specific category restrictions. The CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited was 525.


General Draws 2024



How Does Express Entry work?

The Express Entry System is a Canadian immigration program that uses points to manage applications from skilled workers seeking permanent residency. It oversees three main programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The system includes draws for specific categories with yearly targets matching Canada’s immigration plan.

When an application is submmited, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) assigns scores to candidate profiles, depending on different factors such as age, education degrees, skilled work experience, proficiency in English and/or French, siblings in Canada, and others. Those critaria determine their rank in the Express Entry pool.

This approach ensures a straightforward and clear selection process in line with Canada’s immigration goals.

Number of Candidates in the Current Express Entry Pool

The IRCC updates the number of people in the Express Entry pool a few days before an invitation round takes place. Numbers change as new profiles are submitted, profiles expire or are issued an ITA.

As of today the composition of the Express Entry pool is:

Express Entry Pool of Candidates

Data Table

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates
UpdatedJuly 16, 2024

Are You Eligible for Express E?

  1. You must make sure you meet the requirements of at least one of the following Federal programs in order to submit a profile through the Express Entry system.
    • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
    • Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
    • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  2. Get an estimate of the score you will get based on your profile using our CRS Score Calculator.

How to Apply?

The first step to apply is submitting your profile with the required documents. Required documents usually consist of language test results, educational credentials, and passport or travel documentation.

After you submit a profile and receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence, you can submit your complete application for the IRCC to review. Your complete application should include supporting documents such as reference letters, additional identity documents, police clearance certificates, and results of a medical examination.



Latest Express Entry Draw for All categories!

Check here the full list of the Express entry draws that were held this year:

DrawDateCategoryNumber of ITAsCRS Cut OffTie-Breaking Rule
305July 18, 2024French language proficiency (Version 1)1,800400March 08, 2024 at 19:51:40 UTC
304July 17, 2024Canadian Experience Class6,300515February 03, 2024 at 13:01:06 UTC
303July 16, 2024Provincial Nominee Program1,391670May 04, 2024 at 13:27:31 UTC
302July 8, 2024French language proficiency (Version 1)3,200420May 30, 2024 at 03:37:43 UTC
301July 5, 2024Healthcare occupations (Version 1)3,750445May 07, 2024 at 21:27:04 UTC
300July 4, 2024Trade occupations (Version 1)1,800436July 16, 2023 at 15:44:59 UTC
299July 2, 2024Provincial Nominee Program920739February 02, 2024 at 11:38:43 UTC
298June 19, 2024Provincial Nominee Program1,499663January 19, 2024 at 10:10:40 UTC
297May 31, 2024Canadian Experience Class3,000522March 19, 2024 at 18:58:58 UTC
296May 30, 2024Provincial Nominee Program2,985676January 19, 2024 at 18:32:21 UTC
295April 24, 2024French language proficiency1,400410April 07, 2024 at 02:06:46 UTC
294April 23, 2024General2,095529November 08, 2023 at 17:50:29 UTC
293April 11, 2024STEM occupations (2024-1)4,500491February 25, 2024 at 11:55:12 UTC
292April 10, 2024General1,280549March 21, 2024 at 03:37:24 UTC
291March 26, 2024French language proficiency 1,500388March 10, 2024 at 20:06:26 UTC
290March 25, 2024General1,980524February 25, 2024 at 14:42:38 UTC
289March 13, 2024Transport occupations 975430July 31, 2023 at 13:27:26 UTC
288March 12, 2024General2,850525March 12, 2024 at 15:56:42 UTC
287February 29, 2024French language proficiency 2,500336January 18, 2024 at 09:15:46 UTC
286February 28, 2024General1,470534January 16, 2024 at 03:51:05 UTC
285February 16, 2024Agriculture and agri-food occupations 150437January 29, 2024 at 03:32:58 UTC
284February 14, 2024Healthcare occupations 3,500422January 30, 2024 at 02:39:54 UTC
283February 13, 2024General1,490535February 11, 2024 at 15:26:56 UTC
282February 1, 2024French language proficiency 7,000365September 08, 2023 at 09:47:27 UTC
281January 31, 2024General730541July 15, 2023 at 10:52:08 UTC
280January 23, 2024General1,040543January 21, 2024 at 07:43:47 UTC
279January 10, 2024General1,510546December 31, 2023 at 18:23:22 UTC


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