Express Entry Draws

Express Entry Draw #285 – February 16th, 2024

On February 16th, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a Category-based draw for the Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category. In today’s draw, 150 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 437 or higher. IRCC has now invited 15,420 Express Entry candidates in 2024.

The category-based selection invites candidates in the Express Entry pool who are eligible for a specific category established by the Minister to meet an identified economic goal. Candidates can apply for permanent residence based on criteria such as:

  • Ability to communicate in a specific official language
  • Work experience in a specific occupation
  • Education

These rounds add to general and program-specific rounds by inviting top-ranking candidates who can help us meet these specific economic goals.

To be eligible for the Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category, you must:

  • Have accumulated, within the past 3 years, at least 6 months of continuous work experience (in Canada or abroad) in a single occupation listed here
  • Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round

Full eligibility details will be available in the instructions for each round.

IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of January 29, 2024 at 03:32:58 UTC, meaning candidates with a score of 437 were invited to apply if they had submitted their Express Entry profile before the timestamp.

If you have any questions about Express Entry, Permanent Residency, or other Canadian immigration programs, please contact us to schedule a consultation.

Express Entry 285 Graph
CRS Scores - Colour legend

Express Entry Draws:

# Date Round type Invitations issued CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited
285 16-Feb-24 Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) 150 437
284 14-Feb-24 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 3,500 422
283 13-Feb-24 No Program Specified 1,490 535
282 1-Feb-24 French language proficiency (2023-1) 7,000 365
281 31-Jan-24 No Program Specified 730 541
280 23-Jan-24 No Program Specified 1,040 543
279 10-Jan-24 No Program Specified 1,510 546
278 21-Dec-23 Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) 400 386
277 20-Dec-23 Transport occupations (2023-1) 670 435
276 19-Dec-23 Trade occupations (2023-1) 1,000 425
275 18-Dec-23 No Program Specified 1,325 542
274 8-Dec-23 STEM occupations (2023-1) 5,900 481
273 7-Dec-23 French language proficiency (2023-1) 1,000 470
272 6-Dec-23 No Program Specified 4,750 561
271 26-Oct-23 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 3,600 431
270 25-Oct-23 French language proficiency (2023-1) 300 486
269 24-Oct-23 Provincial Nominee Program 1,548 776
268 10-Oct-23 No Program Specified 3,725 500
267 28-Sept-23 Agriculture and agri-food occupations (2023-1) 600 354
266 27-Sept-23 French language proficiency (2023-1) 500 472
265 26-Sept-23 No Program Specified 3,000 504
264 20-Sept-23 Transport occupations (2023-1) 1,000 435
263 19-Sept-23 No Program Specified 3,200 531
262 15-Aug-23 No Program Specified 4,300 496
261 3-Aug-23 Trade occupations (2023-1) 1,500 388
260 2-Aug-23 French language proficiency (2023-1) 800 435
259 1-Aug-23 No Program Specified 2,000 517
258 12-Jul-23 French language proficiency (2023-1) 3,800 375
257 11-Jul-23 No Program Specified 800 505
256 7-Jul-23 French language proficiency (2023-1) 2,300 439
255 6-Jul-23 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 1,500 463
254 5-Jul-23 STEM occupations (2023-1) 500 486
253 4-Jul-23 No Program Specified 700 511
252 28-Jun-23 Healthcare occupations (2023-1) 500 476
251 27-Jun-23 No Program Specified 4,300 486
250 8-Jun-23 No Program Specified 4,800 486
249 24-May-23 No Program Specified 4,800 488
248 10-May-23 Provincial Nominee Program 589 691
247 26-Apr-23 No Program Specified 3,500 483
246 12-Apr-23 No Program Specified 3,500 486
245 29-Mar-23 No Program Specified 7,000 481
244 23-Mar-23 No Program Specified 7,000 484
243 15-Mar-23 No Program Specified 7,000 490
242 1-Mar-23 Provincial Nominee Program 667 748
241 15-Feb-23 Provincial Nominee Program 699 791
240 2-Feb-23 Federal Skilled Worker 3,300 489
239 1-Feb-23 Provincial Nominee Program 893 733
238 18-Jan-23 No Program Specified 5,500 490
237 11-Jan-23 No Program Specified 5,500 507

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