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Posted on March 05 2024

Express Entry Leap Year Draw: Canada invites 2,500 candidates on February 29, 2024

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Updated March 05 2024

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Highlights: #287 Express Entry Draw issues 2,500 ITAs

  • The most recent Express Entry Draw was held on February 29, 2024.
  • The draw issued invitations to apply (ITAs) to 2,500 eligible candidates.
  • Minimum required CRS score for the draw was 336.
  • Candidates were issued the invitations in a category based draw for candidates who demonstrated strong French language proficiency.


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Details about the latest Canada Express Entry Draw #287

The second Express Entry Draw #287 of the week was held on February 29, 2024 and issued a total of 2,500 invitations to apply (ITAs) in a category based draw to eligible candidates who demonstrated strong French language proficiency. The minimum required score for this draw was 336.


This draw follows a recent one held on February 28, 2024 where a total of 1,410 candidates with a minimum CRS score of 534 were invited to apply in a general draw. This draw considered candidates from all three Express Entry programs.


Details about the two draws held in this week:

Draw Number

Date of the Draw

Type of draw

ITAs issued

CRS score


February 29, 2024

French language proficiency




February 28, 2024





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Steps to apply for Canada Express Entry Program

Step 1: Get an ECA

Step 2: Demonstrate language proficiency

Step 3: Create Express Entry profile 

Step 4: Check your eligibility to Canada with the Y-Axis Canada immigration Points Calculator 

Step 5: Get an ITA

Step 6: Apply for the visa and fly to Canada


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Canada Express Entry eligibility

To be eligible for Express Entry, you are required to score at least 67 out of 100 points. The eligibility points calculator is determined by certain criteria:

  • Age: Candidates between the ages of 18 to 35 will receive the highest score.
  • Education: To gain points, educational qualifications of a candidate must match with Canada’s secondary education level.
  • Work experience: Candidates with a minimum of one year of work experience will be awarded additional points.
  • Language proficiency: Extra points will be awarded to those who demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
  • Job offer: Candidates who have a valid job offer from an employer in Canada will receive an additional 10 points.


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Canada Express Entry requirements

  • Within the last ten years, you must have at least one year of experience in a skilled occupation,
  • IELTS score of 6 in English or French, which is equivalent to a CLB score of 7,
  • Education Credential Assessment (ECA)


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General Express Entry draw issued 1,470 ITAs with a CRS score of 534

Canada PNP Draws: Quebec, Alberta, BC, PEI invited 1701 candidates

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

Express Entry invites 3,500 candidates in a healthcare category-based draw

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw invited 1490 candidates to apply for Canada PR

Biggest Express Entry Draw! 7,000 ITAs issued in French Language Category

Canada PNP Draws: British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, & Quebec invited 8,145 candidates


Also Read:  Canada Draws: Express Entry and PNP draws issued 13,401 ITAs in January 2024
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