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Posted on February 17 2024

Express Entry Draw invites 150 candidates in Agriculture and Agri-food Occupations

By  Editor
Updated February 17 2024

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Highlights: #285 Express Entry Draw issues 150 ITAs

  • Latest Express Entry Draw was held on February 16, 2024.
  • The draw issued a total of 150 invitations to apply (ITAs) to eligible candidates.
  • 437 was the minimum CRS score required for the draw.
  • Candidates were issued the invitations via the category-based selection draw for agriculture and agri-food occupations.


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Details about the latest Canada Express Entry Draw #285

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw #285 was held on February 16, 2024. This was the first category-based Express Entry draw of 2024 for agriculture and agri-food occupations and a total of 150 invitations were issued to candidates with a minimum required CRS score of 437.  


To be eligible for this category, candidates must meet the eligibility criteria in one of the Express Entry streams:


A total of four express entry draws were held in this week, details about the draws are given below:

Draw Number

Date of the Draw

Type of draw

ITAs issued

CRS score


February 16, 2024

Agriculture and Agri-food occupations




February 14, 2024

Healthcare occupations




February 13, 2024

Healthcare occupations




February 01, 2024

French Language Proficiency




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Steps to apply for Canada Express Entry Program

Step 1: Obtain an ECA

Step 2: Prove your proficiency in English language

Step 3: Set up your Express Entry profile 

Step 4: Check your eligibility with the Y-Axis Canada Immigration CRS points calculator

Step 5: Receive and Invitation to apply

Step 6: Apply for the visa and move to Canada


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Canada Express Entry eligibility

To be qualified, you must receive at least 67 points out of 100. The eligibility points calculator is based on the following standards:

  • Age: Candidates between the ages of 18 and 35 will receive the most points.
  • Education: The educational background must be on par with Canada's higher secondary education level.
  • Work experience: Candidates will receive extra points if they have one year of work experience.
  • Language competency: Proving English language proficiency grants extra points.
  • Legitimate employment: Candidates will be awarded with extra 10 points if they have valid employment from an employer in Canada.


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Canada Express Entry requirements

  • One year of experience within the last ten years in a skilled occupation
  • IELTS band 6 in English or French which is equivalent to CLB score of 7
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA)


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