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Check out the latest developments in Canada's Express Entry draws through this brief video summary.

Canada held two Express Entry draws this week, and Moving2Canada’s Rachel is here to tell you what you need to know about each of them!

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Video Transcription

  • This week, Canada held two Express Entry draws: a General draw and a category-based draw focusing on STEM occupations.
  • In the General draw held on April 10, a total of 1,280 candidates were invited to apply for PR!
  • Notably, this draw featured the highest CRS cut-off score for a General draw in 2024, set at 549 points.
  • This high threshold indicates its competitive nature, with 1,093 invitations likely going to candidates with CRS scores above 600. 
  • To achieve such high scores, additional points from PNP nominations or job offers are crucial.
  • Shifting focus to the STEM draw on April 11, a total of 4,500 candidates were invited, with a CRS cut-off score of 491 points. 
  • This is the first STEM-specific draw of 2024.
  • Additionally, this has only been the third time a STEM-specific draw has been done since IRCC introduced category-based draws last year, underscoring its rarity. 
  • For context, there have been more French-language proficiency draws conducted this year alone than STEM draws.
  • So, if you’re thinking about what skills to work on or what to be good at to have a better chance of getting selected for PR, this info could be a big hint.
  • For the latest updates and tailored strategies to navigate the Express Entry system, visit our Express Entry draw page!

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Rachel Dancel

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Originally from the Philippines, her immigration journey began as an international student, leading to permanent residency in 2021. Passionate about sharing her immigration experience, she created a YouTube channel during a pivotal time. A visual storyteller, Rachel adds unique perspective to the team as our Video Content Creator. She crafts engaging and informative content to help fellow immigrants navigate their journey to Canada.
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