New Express Entry draw: 2000 ITAs issued

New Express Entry draw: 2000 ITAs issued

Surya Rathee Surya Rathee
[Published 04 Aug, 2022 | 05:29 AM]
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In the most recent Express Entry draw, which was held on August 3, 2022, Canada welcomed 2,000 applicants to submit applications for permanent residency through the Express Entry stream of immigration. Candidates with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores of at least 533 were sent invitations. Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) were eligible to be invited because there was no specific program listed for this draw.

Since the start of all Express Entry program draw on July 6, 5,250 Express Entry applicants have been issued ITAs. Since these draws had been put on hold for more than 18 months, only individuals qualified for permanent residency under the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program were invited (PNP).

The draw held on August 3rd had a minimum CRS requirement that was nine points lower than the one that took place on July 20. In addition, 250 more applicants were invited in this draw than in the one before it, when 1,750 applicants were given an invitation to apply (ITA).

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About Express Entry System

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) all use Express Entry as their applicant management system. Candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the Express Entry pool are already qualified for at least one of these schemes.

The Comprehensive Ranking Method (CRS), a points-based system used by Express Entry, ranks candidate profiles. The highest-scoring applicants are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA), after which they can submit a permanent residency application through the Express Entry.

An IRCC official evaluates the application after the candidate submits it before making a decision. In addition to requesting biometrics, the officer could schedule an interview or ask for other required documents. The candidate receives a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) after being accepted. The last step is to finish the landing procedure and formally become a permanent resident of Canada.

Expired PGWP holders can now apply for a new open work permit

A lot of Post-Graduation Work Permit (PGWP) holders have had their work permit status expire since there was a break in inviting Express Entry CEC candidates between September 2021 and July 2022. They were unable to apply for a Bridging Open Work Permit while they waited for IRCC to conclude their application for permanent residence since they did not have CEC invitations. It was previously announced by the IRCC that special measures will allow people with expired PGWPs to keep their open work permit status for an additional 18 months. This action will enable them to work while they wait for permanent residency while assisting them in the transition.


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