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  • Writer's pictureHossein Alavi, RCIC

Latest Express Entry Updates: A Detailed Analysis

Updated: Apr 10

General Category and Transport Occupations Selections


The Canadian immigration landscape is continuously evolving, and the latest Express Entry draws are a testament to this dynamic environment. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has recently made significant selections under the Express Entry program, indicating notable trends and opportunities for potential candidates. As a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant, I'm here to break down these changes and what they mean for applicants.



Recent Draws and Their Implications


General Category Draw on March 12, 2024


  • Invitations Issued: 2,850

  • CRS Score: 525

  • Analysis: This draw shows a reduction in the CRS score compared to the previous draw held on February 28, 2024, where the CRS score was 534 with 1,470 candidates invited. The higher number of invitations coupled with the lower CRS score indicates a broader opportunity for applicants, potentially due to an increased need for skilled professionals or changes in immigration targets.


Transport Occupations Draw on March 13, 2024


  • Invitations Issued: 975

  • CRS Score: 430

  • Analysis: This draw is particularly interesting as it focuses on transport occupations. The lower CRS score of 430, compared to the previous transport-specific draw on December 20, 2023, with a CRS score of 435 and 670 invitations, reflects a growing demand in this sector. It also highlights the IRCC's approach to addressing specific labor market needs through targeted draws.


What These Trends Mean for Prospective Immigrants


  • The recent draws indicate a few key trends:

  • Lower CRS Scores: This is encouraging for many applicants who might have been marginally below the cutoff in previous draws.

  • Targeted Occupation Draws: The specific focus on transport occupations suggests that IRCC is keen on filling labor gaps in certain industries. Professionals in these areas may find increased opportunities.

  • Changing Immigration Landscape: Regular updates and variations in draws underscore the importance of staying informed and adapting strategies accordingly.

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Disclaimer:

This blog post is intended for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. For personalized advice regarding your specific immigration situation, it is recommended to consult with an authorized immigration professional.


About the Author:

This blog post is authored by Hossein Alavi, RCIC, a seasoned Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and the founder and CEO of Immigrative Visa Services Inc. and EduPal Canada. With over ten years of experience in the education and immigration sectors, he is dedicated to assisting individuals and companies with their Canadian immigration needs. Contact Immigrative Visa Services Inc. today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward realizing your Canadian dream.

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