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Canada invited 2000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #228 –August 3, 2022

Canada invited 2000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement for this draw was 533 – a full nine points lower than the previous draw that occurred on July 20.

The draw considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

 IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for January 06, 2022 at 14:29:50 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a system adopted by the Canadian Government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residence through three economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades.

The system boasts efficient processing time, with the majority of applications being processed between six to eight months.

How does it work?

  • In brief, candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating a profile in the Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including age, education, language, work experience, and others.
  • Following the submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where the Comprehensive Ranking System will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.
  • The highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws from the pool by IRCC.

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IRCC invited 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency

Express Entry Draw #227 –July 20, 2022

IRCC invited 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR)

Canada invited another 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new all-program Express Entry draw on July 20.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 542 points – a drop of 15 points from the previous all-program draw held on July 6, 2022.

This was the second all-program draw since July 6, which considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 30, 2021 at 15:29:35 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw No: #227
  • No program specified
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 1,750
  • Date and time of round: July 20, 2022 at 16:32:49 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 542
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 30, 2021 at 15:29:35 UTC

As per the Government of Canada’s Immigration Levels Plan for 2022-2024, Canada is looking to welcome 55,900 new immigrants through Express Entry in 2022; 75,750 in 2023, and then the highest-ever 111,500 new permanent residents in 2024.

Changes are coming in the Express Entry draws in early 2023

IRCC has confirmed that Express Entry reforms named in the recently-passed Bill C-19 will come into force in early 2023. It will give IRCC the authority to invite Express Entry candidates from the pool based on an economic goal.

Currently, Canada invites the highest-ranked Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency based on their CRS score. However, the new changes will allow IRCC to conduct targeted Express Entry draws and invite candidates based on factors like their occupation, language abilities, education credential, or other factors that correspond to Canada’s labour market needs.

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Manitoba invited 348 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency on June 30, 2022

Manitoba released the results of its latest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw held on June 30, 2022.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued a total of 348 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) for a provincial nomination to candidates under three different immigration categories.

Stream> Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 186 773
Skilled Workers Overseas 83 711
International Education Stream 79 No EOI score requirement

 

Out of total invitations issued, 59 went to immigration candidates with profiles in the Federal Express Entry system.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) offers international graduates, foreign skilled workers, entrepreneurs and their families with the intention and ability to successfully settle and economically establish in the province of Manitoba, a pathway to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

  • Skilled Worker in Manitoba

The Skilled Worker in Manitoba Category of MPNP is open to qualified temporary foreign workers and international graduates who are currently working in the province and have been offered a permanent, full-time job with their Manitoba employer.

  • Skilled Worker Overseas

This category allows the MPNP to nominate eligible immigration candidates living outside Canada who have an established connection to Manitoba such as the previous education or work experience in the province, support of family members or friends, or an invitation under one of the MPNP’s Strategic Recruitment Initiatives.

  • International Education Stream

MPNP’s International Education Stream is designed to provide faster pathways to nomination to international students graduating in Manitoba who fit the province’s labour market needs.

Express Entry Candidates, who successfully receive a nomination from MPNP, are awarded an additional 600 Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) points. This effectively increases their chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

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Canada invited 1,500 FSW, CEC, and FST candidates to apply for PR for the first time since 2020

Express Entry Draw #226 –July 6, 2022

Canada invited 1,500 FSW, CEC, and FST candidates to apply for PR for the first time since 2020

All-Program Express Entry draws have officially resumed!

Canada has invited a total of 1,500 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR) in the new all-program Express Entry draw held on July 6, 2022.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 557 points. Due to the large numbers of applicants who had accumulated in the Express Entry system, the CRS score cut-off for this draw was higher than usual FSWP and CEC draws.  As of July 6, 2022, there were a total of 226,849 candidates in the Express Entry pool. Out of this, 9442 candidates had a CRS score of 500 or higher.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for November 13, 2021, at 02:20:46 UTC. This means that Express Entry candidates who had a CRS score of 557 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Date and time of round: July 6, 2022 at 14:34:34 UTC
  • Program: No program specified
  • Total ITAs issued: 1,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500th or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 557
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 13, 2021 at 02:20:46 UTC

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser also announced that new immigration applications will be processed within 6 months.

In his official statement, he said, “Today, I am pleased to announce that Express Entry draws have officially resumed and applications will be processed at our 6-month processing standard. I look forward to welcoming skilled workers who will be essential in addressing Canada’s labour shortages.”

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British Columbia invited 182 candidates to apply for PR in a new PNP draw on June 28, 2022

The Canadian province of British Columbia conducted new rounds of invitations under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on June 28, 2022.

A total of 182 immigration applicants received invitations to apply (ITAs) for a provincial nomination for the Canadian permanent residency (PR) under three different streams.

Distribution of invitations

Draw/Occupations

 

Total ITAs issued Minimum Provincial Score
General draw (including Tech occupations) 159 Between 75 to 124
Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) 17 60
Healthcare 6 60

The highest – 159 invitations were sent under general draw (including Tech occupations) to immigration candidates through the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories of BC PNP.

BC PNP also conducted two separate targeted draws for professionals working in Childcare and Healthcare sectors. A total of 17 invitations were issued to Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) and 6 to Healthcare workers. The minimum provincial score requirement in both of these draws was 60 points.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) allows the province of B.C. to select and nominate qualified prospective economic immigrants for permanent residence status in Canada.

BC PNP uses an online, points-based expression of interest (EOI) system to manage application intake. Applicants need to first register an EOI profile that establishes a point score based on various factors – level of education, work experience, language skills, occupation, and job offer, among others.

The BC PNP then issues invitations to apply for provincial nomination to the highest-scoring candidates through weekly draws.

Upon receiving a nomination from the BC PNP, Express Entry candidates can get an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which directly increases their chances to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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