Latest Canada Express Entry draw invites 2,750 applicants

Latest Canada Express Entry draw invites 2,750 applicants

Alisha Khan Alisha Khan
[Published 01 Sep, 2022 | 05:10 AM]
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On August 31, 2022, Canada welcomed 2,750 individuals to submit applications for permanent residency under the Express Entry stream of immigration. This was the most recent Express Entry draw. Invitations were extended to applicants who received Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 516. Because no specific program was stated for this draw, candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were eligible to be invited.

9,750 Express Entry applicants have received ITAs since the first Express Entry program draw began on July 6. Only those eligible for permanent residency under the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program were invited because these drawings had been postponed for more than 18 months (PNP).

The minimum CRS score for this draw, the 230rd of Express Entry, was 516. The CRS decreased by 9 points from the draw's last CRS score, which was recorded on August 17,2022.

The draws were put on hold due to an overwhelming number of applications for permanent residency when the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. At this period, the border with Canada was closed, and travel regulations were frequently changing.

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What is Canada Express Entry?

On January 1, 2015, the Canadian immigration authorities (IRCC) launched Express Entry, a system for managing applications for skilled workers under federal economic programs. This covers the Canada Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and a portion of the Provincial Nomination Programs.

As Canada moves closer to its goal of adding 431,645 new permanent residents by 2022, stakeholders anticipate seeing a significant number of invites back in July. In the COVID-19 situation, CRS scores are still difficult to anticipate using program-specific draws.

Canada shifted to program-specific drawings for applicants to the Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Program after the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020. The result was a marked increase in the number of individual drawings over prior years.

What can the candidates expect for Express Entry in 2022?

The number of applicants in the Express Entry pool dramatically increased during the break between the FSW and CEC draw periods. Due to this, according to IRCC, the FSW and CEC CRS cut-off would probably be above 500 and stay there for around months.

However, Bill C-19 was recently passed by the Canadian government. The bill grants Canada's minister of immigration the power to choose applicants using groups rather than just the CRS score. The CRS cut-off will probably be substantially lower because grouping-based draws would compare candidates against those in their group rather than the total pool of candidates.

A per the current trends, since the beginning of Express Entry draws in 2022, the CRS scores have constantly lowered and the number of invitations has increased subsequently. This might be the best time to apply for Express Entry if you want to permanently migrate to Canada.


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