IRCC invites 400 candidates in fourth Express Entry draw of the week

By CIC Times [Published 23 Dec, 2023 | 05:05 AM] 776
IRCC invites 400 candidates in fourth Express Entry draw of the week

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its fourth Express Entry draw of the week. 

The Express Entry latest draw held on December 21, 2023, saw invitations being issued to 400 candidates in the Agriculture and Agri-food occupations category. Agriculture and Agri-food occupations category is one of the six selection categories finalized by IRCC for Express Entry draws. 

Invited candidates also required a minimum CRS score of 386, to be considered for an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency.  

Express Entry Draw #278

Type of draw: Agriculture and Agri-food occupations (2023-1)

  • Number of invitations issued: 400*
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 400 or above
  • Date and time of round: December 21, 2023 at 14:15:42 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 386
  • Tie-breaking rule: July 06, 2023 at 05:44:14 UTC

If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

*Invitations to apply to the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program may be issued through this round of invitations.

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Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category Eligibility

To be eligible to apply under the Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category, you must:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria of one of the Express Entry streams: FSWP, FSTP, or CEC.
  • Have at least 6 months of full-time, continuous work experience within the past 3 years in Canada or abroad, in a profession targeted for the Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations Category.
  • Meet all of the requirements in the instructions for that round.

This was the second category-based Express Entry draw conducted by IRCC for Agriculture and Agri-food occupations. The previous one was held on September 28, 2023 - which issued 600 ITAs with a minimum CRS score of 354.

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