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Express Entry draw Opened for Agriculture & agri-food occupations

September 29 , 2023 By Rajneesh Kumar

On September 28, 2023, the IRCC held a draw first time ever for the Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) to issue 600 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa. This draw was long awaited as it was the only category for which Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) didn’t opened an Express Entry invitation round. 

New Express Entry draw on 28 September 

In this first ever of its kind invitation round, the IRCC invited 600 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Resident (PR) Visa, who had the CRS score of just 354 points or higher. 

Category-based EE Draw Result- 28 Sep 2023


EE Draw Category

No. of ITAs

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-breaking rule

September 28, 2023

Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1)



 June 12, 2023 at 10:23:21 UTC

With this newest invitation round of EE system, now, IRCC has issued total 86,048 invitations through 31 Express Entry invitation rounds opened this year until date.  

Express Entry draws in September 2023

The month of September has been incredible for Canadian immigration as this month, the IRCC has so far conducted 5 Express Entry draws and invited 8,300 candidates for Canadian PR visa.

  • 19 September- All-category EE draw issued 3,200 ITAs, CRS Score- 531?
  • 20 September: Draw for Transport occupations issued 1,000 ITAs, CRS score - 435 ?
  • 26 September: All category draw issued 3,000 ITAs, CRS score- 504?
  • 27 September: Draw for French-speakers, 500 ITAs issued with CRS score 472?
  • 28 September: The EE invitation round for Agriculture and Agri-food occupations issued 600 ITAs with CRS score 354?

To apply for Permanent Resident (PR) Visa in Canada through best immigration program this year, you may contact vastly experienced Migration Advisor at Canada PR Avenue. You may call the 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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