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Express Entry Draw #297 | 3,000 CEC Candidates Selected

Published on: May 31st, 2024

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held. Express Entry draw #297 saw the Lowest CRS score of 522 and invited 3,000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in today’s draw.

 

Draw Number: 297
Date of Draw:May 31, 2024 at12:48:30 UTC
Number of Invitations Issued: 3,000
Minimum CRS: 522
Program Specified: Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Tie-breaking rule: March 19, 2024 at 18:58:58 UTC

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First Canadian Experience Class Draw in 2024!

Today’s draw marked the first Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific program draw of the year. This means that all candidates selected in today’s Express Entry draw had at least one year of skilled Canadian work experience within the last three years.

In today’s draw (#297 ), 3,522 Invitations to Apply (ITA) were issued to Canadian Experience Class candidates, with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 522.

In contrast, yesterday, IRCC held a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw. To be selected for this draw, applicants needed to have a PNP nomination. Yesterday’s draw (#296) issued 2,985 ITAs to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum CRS score of 676.

This deviation from the usual schedule, coupled with the higher CRS cut-off in today’s draw, may suggest that IRCC is preparing for an upcoming Federal Skilled Worker or Federal Skilled Trades program draw.

Canada has not targeted the Federal Skilled Worker Program since February 2, 2023, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program since August 6, 2020.

What Is Express Entry and How Can I Apply?

Express Entry is a system used by the Canadian government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residency. Express Entry uses a point-based system, the CRS, to rank candidates’ profiles. The system manages three main programs:

Applying to Express Entry is a two-step procedure. The first step is to submit 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.

 

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:

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates
601-12003,002
501-60014,330
451-50063,451
491-5008,880
481-49012,132
471-48016,800
461-47013,840
451-46011,799
401-45054,200
441-45011,026
431-44011,086
421-4309,989
411-42010,927
401-41011,172
351-40057,086
301-35027,247
0-3005,624
Total224,940
UpdatedMay30, 2024

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
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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