CRS lower to 534 in latest Express Entry General draw

CRS lower to 534 in latest Express Entry General draw

Canada holds the latest Express Entry draw selecting 1470 applicants. In addition, we see the CRS cut-off being set at 534. And we see CRS lower to 534 in latest Express Entry General draw.

The complete details of the draw are:

  • Firstly, 1470 applicants have an ITA to apply for a Canada PR visa.
  • Secondly, the CRS cut-off is set lower to 534.
  • Also, the tie-breaking rule applicable for this draw is January 16, 2024, at 03:51:05 UTC.
  • Besides, in comparison to the last Feb 13, 2024, EE general draw we see the current draw:
    • Invited 20 fewer applicants.
    • Also, the CRS cut-off is lower by 1 point.


The Express Entry General draw selects applicants from EE categories such as FSW, FST and CEC category. So, despite you apply to any EE category, if you match the CRS cut-off you will get an ITA for a Canada PR visa.

Canada holds periodic EE draws to select the people from the EE pool. Earlier the criteria aligned with profiles matching the CRS cut-off. However, in 2023 we see the introduction of the EE category-based draws. Making the EE system hold 6 draw types in total such as:

  1. General draw
  2. Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSW) draw
  3. Federal Skilled Trades Program (FST) draw
  4. Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw
  5. PNP draw 
  6. Category-based draws
    1. Healthcare
    2. STEM
    3. Trade
    4. Transport
    5. Agriculture & Agri-Food
    6. French Language Skills


As a result, applicants have a higher chance of getting an ITA as per the CRS cut-off and their skills/profiles in demand. So, why wait for the right opportunity? When the golden chance is right in front of you.

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