IRCC Issued 1510 ITA, CRS Score Rises to 546 in Latest Express Entry Draw

Canada's Express Entry system welcomed 1,510 skilled workers to apply for permanent residency in January 2024. This article explains the draw details, eligibility criteria, and tips for aspiring applicants to navigate the path to Canadian citizenship.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced another round of invitations to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry system on January 10, 2024. This wave saw 1,510 skilled workers receive their chance to make Canada their permanent home.

Boosting Immigration with Express Entry Draws

Express Entry is a points-based system that ranks eligible candidates for permanent residency based on their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. Out of a possible 1,200, these scores consider factors like age, education, work experience, and language skills.

This latest draw saw the CRS cut-off score rise slightly from 542 to 546, indicating increased competition for the coveted invitations. Compared to the bi-weekly schedule before November 2023, draw frequency has become less predictable with adding new categories.

CRS Score Distribution as of January 9, 2024

Here is a snapshot of the CRS score distribution among candidates in the Express Entry pool as of January 9, 2024:

CRS Score RangeNumber of Candidates

In total, there are 212,157 candidates in the Express Entry pool as of the specified date.

Who Got Invited?

Those invited represent the top 1,510 eligible candidates within the Express Entry pool, including applicants from the following:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): For skilled workers with no Canadian work experience.
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): For skilled workers with Canadian work experience.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): For skilled trades workers.
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): For skilled workers nominated by a Canadian province.

Also Read: Canada Calling! Skilled Workers, Fast-Track Your Immigration with Express Entry

What’s Next?

For those who received an invitation, the next step is to submit a formal application for permanent residency within 60 days. Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the requirements and prepare all necessary documentation to avoid delays.


Looking Ahead

With Canada aiming to welcome over 110,000 new permanent residents in 2024, more Express Entry draws are expected throughout the year. CRS cut-off scores may fluctuate depending on pool dynamics and immigration targets.

Individuals interested in immigrating to Canada through Express Entry should ensure their CRS score is competitive and actively monitor upcoming draws. Regularly updating Express Entry profiles and exploring provincial nomination programs can further strengthen their chances of success.

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Manish Khandelwal
Manish Khandelwal

Manish Khandelwal, a travel-tech enthusiast with over a decade of experience in the travel industry. Founder and Editor-in-Chief of, he's passionate about writing.

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