June 22, 2024

June’s Initial Express Entry Draw Invites 1,499 Permanent Residency Candidates

In the latest Express Entry draw on June 19, 2024, a noteworthy 1,499 candidates received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency in Canada, marking a significant moment shaped by provincial nominations.

Insights from the June 2024 Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw Highlights – June 19, 2024

Here are the key details from the latest draw that provide essential information for potential immigrants:

Program Category: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Number of Invitations Issued: 1,499

CRS Score of Lowest-Ranked Candidate Invited: 663

Rank Required for Invitation: 1,499 or higher

Date and Time of Draw: June 19, 2024, at 14:37:26 UTC

Tie-Breaking Rule: Candidates with a CRS score of 663 who submitted profiles earlier are prioritized based on their submission date on January 19, 2024, at 10:10:40 UTC.

The Express Entry System

The Express Entry system, operated by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), efficiently manages applications for skilled workers aiming to immigrate to Canada. Candidates are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which evaluates factors like age, education, work experience, and language proficiency.

This draw is notable not only for its high number of ITAs issued but also for the CRS cutoff score reduction by 13 points to 663 compared to previous PNP-only draws. This decrease enhances the chances for more candidates to receive invitations, reflecting Canada’s ongoing efforts to attract skilled workers to meet its economic needs.

Implications for Applicants

Applicants who received an ITA in this draw must submit their complete applications within 60 days, along with all required documents to substantiate the information provided in their Express Entry profiles. Upon approval, successful applicants will attain permanent residency status, enabling them to reside and work in Canada.

Preparing for Future Draws: Strategies to Boost Your CRS Score

To enhance your chances of receiving an ITA in upcoming Express Entry draws, maximizing your CRS score is crucial. Consider these effective strategies:

  1. Improve Language Proficiency: Enhancing your skills in English and/or French can significantly increase your CRS score.
  2. Education Upgrades: Obtaining additional qualifications or having your credentials assessed can positively impact your score.
  3. Gain Relevant Work Experience: Accumulating more experience in your field, particularly in Canada, can boost your CRS ranking.
  4. Secure Provincial Nomination: A provincial nomination adds 600 points to your CRS score, greatly enhancing your chances of receiving an ITA.

June's initial Express Entry Draw is off to a promising start for aspiring immigrants, having issued 1,499 ITAs and lowered the CRS cutoff score. Canada's ongoing pursuit of skilled workers via Express Entry underscores the importance of staying informed and prepared. For expert advice and assistance in navigating this process, consulting with immigration professionals is highly recommended.

How Pelican Migration Consultants Can Help You Secure a Slot in the Express Entry Draw

Are you aiming to immigrate to Canada through the Express Entry system? Pelican Migration Consultants offers expert assistance to maximize your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Here’s how we can help:

  • CRS Score Enhancement: We meticulously review your profile to identify potential areas where your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score can be improved, ensuring you are competitive in the draw.
  • Language Proficiency: Our consultants provide personalized guidance and resources to enhance your proficiency in English or French, helping you achieve higher language test scores and thereby increasing your CRS points.
  • Educational Credential Assessment: We assist you in obtaining accurate and recognized assessments of your educational credentials, ensuring they meet Canadian standards and maximize points in your Express Entry profile.
  • Work Experience Strategy: Pelican Migration Consultants develop tailored strategies to highlight and optimize your work experience in a way that aligns with Canadian immigration criteria, enhancing your CRS score.
  • Provincial Nomination Programs (PNPs): With expertise in navigating PNPs across Canada, we guide you through the application process to secure a provincial nomination, which adds significant CRS points and improves your chances of receiving an ITA.

Let Pelican Migration Consultants support you in navigating the Express Entry process effectively and achieving your goal of permanent residency in Canada.