New Express Entry Draw: 2,750 candidates invited
2,750 candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in the eighteenth Express Entry draw of the year. The number of invitations to apply (ITA) has been on the rise for five consecutive draws. Even better, the CRS score continues to drop.
The August 31st draw didn’t target a specific program. This means that candidates from the Canadian experience class (CEC), Federal skilled worker class (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FSTP) were eligible to be invited. Moreover, invited candidates had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 516 points. It is 9 points less than the previous draw. Also, Canada issued 500 more invitations in this draw compared to the previous round of 2,250 invitations.
In this round, the tie-break rule applied to candidates who submitted their profiles before April 16, 2022, at 18:24:41 UTC. Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
<<Also Read: The Express Entry process in Canada>>
|August 17, 2022||2,250 candidates invited||525 CRS points|
|August 3, 2022||2,000 candidates invited||533 CRS points|
|July 20, 2022||1,750 candidates invited||542 CRS points|
|July 6, 2022||1,500 candidates invited||557 CRS points|
|June 22, 2022||636 PNP candidates invited||752 CRS points|
|June 8, 2022||932 candidates invited||796 CRS points|
|May 25, 2022||589 candidates invited||741 CRS points|
|May 11, 2022||545 candidates invited||753 CRS points|
|April 27, 2022||829 candidates invited||772 CRS points|
|April 13, 2022:||787 PNP candidates invited||782 CRS points|
|March 30, 2022:||919 PNP candidates invited||785 CRS points|
|March 16, 2022:||924 PNP candidates invited||754 CRS points|
|March 2, 2022:||1,047 PNP candidates invited||761 CRS points|
|February 16, 2022:||1,082 PNP candidates invited||710 CRS points|
|February 2, 2022:||1,070 PNP candidates invited||674 CRS points|
|January 19, 2022:||1,036 PNP candidates invited||745 CRS points|
|January 5, 2022||392 PNP candidates invited||808 CRS points|
On June 6, 2022, IRCC finally resumed Express Entry draws under the federal high-skilled streams, after a pause of over 18 months. On that day, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 1,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. Canadian Experience Class candidates and Federal Skilled Worker Class candidates were included in that draft. Moreover, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was 557.
IRCC also noted that new applications under these streams will be processed within the 6-month service standard.
<<Also Read: Canada to conduct targeted Express Entry draws in 2023>>
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is an online system that Canada uses to manage applications for permanent residence under 3 programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. Applicants are normally young, highly educated, have some work experience, and know English or French.
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. Applicants in this group are normally licensed plumbers, welders, etc.
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC): skilled workers who have at least one year of full-time Canadian work experience in a professional capacity.
If you are not familiar with these options, please click the links and read the relevant articles. Regardless, you may also find the following articles helpful.
- Comparing Express Entry programs
- Minimum Requirements for Express Entry Canada
- Express Entry Points and CRS Calculator
What to do if you receive an invitation to apply?
If you were invited to apply for permanent residence, you’ll get a message in your account telling you:
- Which program you’ve been invited to apply for
- What to do next
Also, you’ll need to show proof of the information you gave in your EE profile. IRCC will assess whether the information you submit in your application is different from what was in your profile. If the information is false or left out important details, IRCC could:
- Refuse your application
- Find you inadmissible
- Bar you for 5 years from applying to come to Canada for any reason
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