On July 20, Canada released the results of its latest Express Entry draw. This was the 227th overall and 16th Express Entry round of invites in 2022. Canada has issued 1,750 invitations to apply in its second Express Entry draw since it resumed operations following a 19-month break. This draw is open to all sub-categories of Express Entry programs.
A minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 542 points was necessary for the second draw, which has been targeting all candidates since December 2020 and was 15 points lower than the first draw.
New applications submitted in response to these most recent invitations will be processed in six months, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. A 60-day timeframe is given to applicants to submit their applications. In 2022, Canada has already sent out 12,615 invites. With the exception of two drawings, only Provincial Nominee Program candidates were targeted.
In 2021, 114,431 ITAs were issued by IRCC, a record number, to applicants for the PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). It surpassed the prior record, which was 107,350 in 2020. On December 30, 2021, at 11.29 a.m. EST, the tie-breaking rule was applied to the most recent draw. Only individuals who submitted their Express Entry profiles prior to this date and time received invites if more than one candidate obtained the required CRS score.
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The Canadian government organises and processes applications for skilled professionals who want to immigrate to Canada and get Canadian permanent residence status through the internet system known as Express Entry. Three major government economic programmes are managed under the system:
Express Entry candidates must have a university or college degree, relevant work experience, and a moderate level of English and/or French language ability. Candidates must also be eligible for one of the three federal programmes in order to submit a profile through the Express Entry system.
Generally speaking, to be eligible to apply to Express Entry as a skilled worker, you must have at least one year of continuous full-time (or equivalent part-time) work experience in a skilled occupation, be able to demonstrate on an approved language test that you have attained a minimum of Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 in either English or French, and have completed post-secondary education that is evaluated against Canadian standards with an Education Credential.
These are the minimal requirements for submitting an application as a skilled worker to Canada's Express Entry system. Even if you fulfil these qualifications, you may not be invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency. Candidates with stronger profiles are almost always chosen above those who only satisfy the minimum requirements.
Once you gather all the necessary documents and submit an online profile, you shall be placed in a pool of candidates. Your ranking in the pool will be determined by your Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which will be presented to you together with the other qualified applicants. There is a 1,200-point cap on how many points you can earn.
The CRS score required to be invited to apply varies depending on the draw. You will earn an ITA if your score is equal to or higher than the CRS cut-off level. You are now eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residency thanks to the invitation to apply.
Your profile will be in the pool for one year if you don't meet the requirements for a particular draw. One benefit of the Canadian Express Entry system is that you may be chosen for a future draw, which is one of its benefits. Your CRS score is established using a variety of variables, including language, work history, education, and others. You shall have 60 days to submit full application after you receive an ITA.
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