Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has once again made headlines with its latest Express Entry draw, inviting 1,499 candidates to apply for permanent residency in Canada. This Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) -only draws required candidates to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 663.

Highlights of the Latest Express Entry Draw

  1. Date: June 19, 2024
  2. Draw Type: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  3. Number of ITAs Issued: 1,499
  4. Minimum CRS Score: 663

This draw follows two significant draws on May 30 and 31, which were unique for being program-specific. These draws, the first of their kind since the introduction of category-based selection in May 2023, targeted candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Key Details:

  1. May 30 Draw: 2,985 ITAs issued to PNP candidates with a minimum CRS score of 676.
  2. May 31 Draw: 3,000 ITAs issued to CEC candidates with a minimum CRS score of 522.

Recent Express Entry Draws Overview (2024)

Date Draw Type Number of ITAs Minimum CRS
June 19 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) 1,499 663
May 31 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) 3,000 522
May 30 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) 2,985 676
April 24 French Proficiency 1,400 410
April 23 General 2,095 529
April 11 STEM Occupations 4,500 491
April 10 General 1,280 549
March 26 French Proficiency 1,500 388
March 25 General 1,980 524
March 13 Transport Occupations 975 430
March 12 General 2,850 525
February 29 French Proficiency 2,500 336
February 28 General 1,470 534
February 16 Agriculture and Agri-food 150 437
February 14 Healthcare Occupations 3,500 422
February 13 General 1,490 535
February 1 French Proficiency 7,000 365
January 31 General 730 541
January 23 General 1,040 543
January 10 General 1,510 546

Understanding Express Entry

Express Entry is Canada's primary system for managing applications for three key economic immigration programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  2. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

These programs use the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) to score candidates based on factors such as:

  1. Age
  2. Work Experience
  3. Language Ability
  4. Occupation
  5. Education
  6. Spousal Factors

The highest-scoring candidates receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency in Canada.

What is Category-Based Selection?

Introduced in May 2023, category-based selection allows IRCC to prioritize candidates with attributes that positively impact Canada's labor force and economy. The six categories include:

  1. Healthcare Occupations
  2. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  3. Trades Occupations
  4. Transport Occupations
  5. Agriculture and Agri-Food Occupations
  6. French Proficiency

The French proficiency category is the most frequently targeted, with 30% of draws focusing on it. Healthcare and STEM occupations account for 15% and 25% respectively, with the remaining categories making up 5% or less.

How Visa Solutions 4u Can Help

Visa Solutions 4u offers comprehensive services to help candidates navigate the Express Entry process. Our services include:

  1. Personalized Assessments:
  2. We evaluate your eligibility and help improve your CRS score.

  3. Application Assistance:
  4. Our experts guide you through the documentation and submission process.

  5. Program Selection:
  6. We help identify the best program for your profile, be it FSWP, CEC, or FSTP.

  7. Post-ITA Support:
  8. From receiving an ITA to landing in Canada, we assist you every step of the way.

With Visa Solutions 4u, your path to Canadian permanent residency is clearer and more achievable.


The latest Express Entry draw highlights Canada's commitment to welcoming skilled immigrants through the Provincial Nominee Program. With regular draws and category-based selections, IRCC continues to streamline the process, ensuring that Canada attracts the best talent from Around the world. If you're aiming for a new life in Canada, staying informed and prepared is key. Let Visa Solutions 4u be your partner in this journey.

Stay tuned for more updates on Canada's Express Entry draws and immigration news.