fbpx Placeholder canvas

Bluesky Immigration

Good News for Express Entry Hopefuls! Draw #286 Issues 1,470 ITAs

Express Entry draw #286 was held on February 28, 2024, by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). It was the fifth general draw of 2024, meaning it was open to candidates from all three core Express Entry programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

The draw issued 1,470 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 534 or higher. This means that if you had a CRS score of at least 534 in the Express Entry pool on February 28, 2024, you would have received an ITA in this draw.

Quick Recap

  • Draw number: 286
  • Draw date: February 28, 2024
  • Number of ITAs issued: 1,470
  • Minimum CRS score: 534
  • Program: General (FSWP, CEC, FSTP)

It’s important to note that the CRS cut-off score for Express Entry draws can fluctuate depending on a number of factors, such as the number of candidates in the pool and the number of ITAs being issued. So, while a CRS score of 534 was sufficient to receive an ITA in draw #286, it may not be enough for future draws.


The information contained on this blog post is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. And the information provided on this blog should not be construed as professional advice.

While I strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information, I cannot guarantee that all information is complete or error-free. You should always consult with a qualified professional before making any decisions based on the information contained on this blog post.

Leave a Reply

Get Free Counselling


This will close in 0 seconds