First Express Entry Draw of July Sent 920 PR Invitations

First Express Entry Draw of July Sent 920 PR Invitations

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to apply (ITAs) in Canada’s recent Express Entry draw on July 2, 2024. Canada allocated 920 invitations in a Provincial Nominee Program round. The Candidates required a minimum CRS cut-off of 739, which is higher than earlier rounds.

Today’s express entry draw is on the heels of three program-specific draws over the past month. Last month, IRCC invited 1,499 candidates in another PNP-only draw on June 19. They needed a lowest CRS score of 663.

There was also a PNP-only draw on May 30 that invited 2,985 Express Entry prospects. It was the foremost such draw and the first program-specific draw since May 10, 2023. Another draw on May 31 invited 3,000 prospects from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Program-specific draws, such as the CEC, the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) or the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), are designed to evaluate candidates in the Express Entry pool who have applied through these specific programs. In the case of a PNP-only draw, candidates are evaluated if they have been successfully selected through an Express Entry aligned stream of a PNP, a process known as improved nomination.

Many temporary residents who have applied for PR and are presently living in Canada or have experience living in Canada apply for PR through the CEC. The same is also true of prospects in the PNP. This means IRCC can complete its yearly target for “Federal High Skilled Workers” (Express Entry) as summarized in the Immigration Levels Plan while also decreasing the number of temporary residents in Canada.

The eligibility criteria for the Express Entry Draw in July 2024 involves several key factors:

Skilled Work Experience: You must have at least one year of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) skilled work experience within the last 10 years in occupations classified under TEER 0, 1, 2, or 3 categories.

Language Proficiency: You must take an approved language test in English or French, achieving the minimum required scores in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Education: If you were educated outside of Canada, you need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) showing that your education is equivalent to Canadian standards.

Age: Candidate can score maximum points between 18-35 years. Candidates above this age will score lower points.

Proof of Funds: You need to show that you have enough money to support yourself and your family unless you are currently authorized to work in Canada or have a valid job offer.

Admissibility: You must be admissible to Canada, meeting health and security requirements.

Additional Factors: The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) also considers age, job offer, Canadian work experience, and adaptability factors such as having a spouse or partner with language skills or Canadian work experience​

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