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Canada opens 3rd Category-based Express Entry draw of the year to invite 150 candidates

February 17 , 2024 By Rajneesh Kumar

Canada opens 3rd Category-based Express Entry draw of the year

Canadian immigration department opened third category-based Express entry draw of this year on 16 February 2024 to issue ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa to total 150 Express Entry candidates who had the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 437 or higher. The category invited in this particular EE draw was Agriculture and agri-food occupations. Find out more about this new invitation round of the Express Entry System.

Express Entry Draw Result – 16 Feb 2024


EE Draw Category

No. of ITAs

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-breaking rule

February 16, 2024

Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)



   January 29, 2024 at 03:32:58 UTC

Now, Canada has invited total 15,420 candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa this year in overall seven Express Entry immigration draws occurred until now.

Category-Based selection in 2024

In a recent declaration, the Canadian government has confirmed its intent to continue the six existing categories for category-based selection in Express Entry draws during year 2024.

Hence, the categories eligible for this year’s category-based selections are:

  • A strong French language proficiency or
  • Work experience in one of the below fields:
    • healthcare
    • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions
    • trades, such as carpenters, plumbers and contractors
    • transport
    • agriculture and Agri-food

Hence, if you fulfil the requirements for any of the above listed categories, you have a great chance of receiving an invitation for a Canadian PR visa this year.

If you are looking to apply for a Permanent Resident (PR) Visa for immigrating to Canada in 2024, feel free to reach out to the reliable Immigration Consultant and Expert at Canada PR Avenue without delay. You may call our Visa expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at info@canadapravenue.com.

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