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Does Canada Need You? 6 Groups Of People Who Can Get PR in 2024

Navigating the path to Permanent Residency (PR) in Canada through the Express Entry system can seem daunting. With criteria spanning age, education, language proficiency, and work experience, understanding where you stand in the competitive landscape is crucial. This blog post breaks down the state of Express Entry, highlighting who Canada is likely to reward with PR this year and predicting which industries will be in demand over the next decade. For those seeking legal support, our immigration lawyers are available for consultation. Let's dive into how you can enhance your chances of making Canada your new home.


"The biggest benefit in my opinion is now a 1-year master's degree grants you a 3 year post-graduate work permit." - Max Medyk

How to Improve Your Express Entry Score

Improving your Express Entry score is pivotal in securing PR in Canada. Here are strategic steps to enhance your profile:

1. Target Specific Groups with Easier PR Access

Canada prioritizes certain professionals and workers for PR. These include:

  • French speakers

  • Healthcare workers

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) workers

  • Trade workers

  • Transport workers

  • Agriculture and agri-food workers

To qualify, you need at least 1 year of high-skilled work experience that can be legally verified through an employment contract and salary slips. Notably, Express Entry only requires 6 months of experience in these specific categories.

2. Utilize the PR Indicator and CRS Score Calculator

Regularly check your job's eligibility under the targeted categories using the PR Indicator tool. With Canada's ambitious immigration goals, understanding your standing within the Federal High Skilled Group is essential. Use the CRS score calculator to gauge your overall score and see if it aligns with the requirements for your targeted category.

3. Learn French

For those not scoring high enough, acquiring French language skills can be a game-changer, especially for the French category draw. Consider enrolling in intensive classes that prepare you for TEF or TCF exams, aiming for a CLB 7 or intermediate level.

4. Explore Alternative Pathways

If Express Entry doesn't work for you, look into the Provincial Nominee Program or Humanitarian and Compassionate Considerations. The latter is especially relevant for individuals from conflict-affected countries, allowing them to prove their contributions to Canada and the hardship they would face if returned home.

Analyzing Immigration Targets and Express Entry Draws

A closer look at the government's immigration targets versus the reality of Express Entry draws reveals a significant gap. With ambitious goals set for 2024, the current pace of invitations suggests a need for acceleration, especially in economic immigration categories. This analysis predicts more frequent draws, potentially lowering CRS scores for specific categories, thereby increasing chances for applicants in sectors like STEM, healthcare, and trades.


Understanding and navigating Canada's Express Entry system is a strategic process that requires thorough preparation and sometimes, a bit of creativity. By focusing on targeted groups, improving language skills, and exploring alternative pathways, aspiring immigrants can significantly enhance their chances of calling Canada home.


Navigating the complexities of immigration can be overwhelming. To avoid mistakes and access more resources, including legal support, visit I'm Canada Immigrate for expert guidance and consultation. Let us help you plan your journey to Canadian PR with confidence.

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