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Canada issued 3750 ITAs for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Canada Express Entry Draw #232– September 28, 2022

Canada issued 3750 ITAs for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Canada invited 3750 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw on September 28, 2022.

Applicants having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 504 or above received invitations to Apply (ITAs) in this draw. The CRS score cut-off threshold continues to drop whereas the number of invitations has increased to pre-pandemic levels.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw and the time-stamp was set for May 02, 2022 at 17:17:32 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: #232
  • Date and time of round: September 28, 2022 at 13:52:35 UTC
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 3750
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 504
  • Tie-breaking rule: May 02, 2022 at 17:17:32 UTC

This was the seventh all-program Express Entry draw since IRCC resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6, 2022 after a gap of more than 18 months.

Express Entry candidates, who received an invitation to apply in this draw, will get a message in their IRCC account telling them which program they have been invited to apply for and the next steps they have to follow.

Canada Express Entry System

The Express Entry system is the fastest and most efficient path for skilled workers to get Canadian permanent residency. It is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under three federal economic immigration programs:

·         The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

·         The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

·         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Eligible candidates can submit a profile into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked against the other candidates according to CRS, where they are ranked based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through draws from the pool by IRCC.

Those who received invitations need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an ITA.

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British Columbia PNP draw – 352+ applicants received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency

The westernmost province of Canada, British Columbia continues to invite immigration candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency (PR).

In a new immigration draw on September 21, 2022, the British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) invited more than 352 applicants under 5 different categories.

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
Targeted draw: Regional
(includes tech occupations)*
Skilled Worker,

International Graduate,

Entry Level and Semi-Skilled

341 Between 70- 91
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 11 60
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled <5 60

Out of the total invitations issued, 341 were sent to regional applicants including tech occupations. Regional includes only applicants with job offers outside of the Metro Vancouver Regional District who meet the minimum score.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.

In order to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under one of these two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

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Manitoba PNP invited 436 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in a new draw on September 15, 2022

In a new immigration draw held on September 15, the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) issued 436 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent residency (PR).

The LAAs went to immigration candidates through three separate categories of MPNP – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream.

Distribution of invitations

Stream Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 388 613
Skilled Workers Overseas 07 726
International Education Stream 41 No EOI score requirement

 Out of the total LAAs issued, 150 went to immigration candidates with profiles in the Federal Express Entry system.

Manitoba – Canada’s Prairie Province

Located in the heart of Canada, Manitoba is one of Canada’s three Prairie Provinces. Canada’s central province boasts a mix of landscapes, in-depth history, diverse communities, and four distinct seasons.

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

Express Entry Candidates, who successfully receive a nomination from Manitoba, are awarded additional 600 points toward their 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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Prince Edward Island (PEI) PNP invited 147 candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on September 15, 2022

The maritime province in eastern Canada, Prince Edward Island (PEI) conducted its largest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw of 2022 so far on September 15.

A total of 147 candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada Permanent Residency (PR) in this draw.

Out of the total invites issued, 142 went to candidates under Labour & Express Entry category while 5 candidates were invited under the Business impact – Work Permit Entrepreneur category.

In order to receive an invitation in this draw under the Business impact – Work Permit Entrepreneur category, candidates were required to have a minimum provincial score of 85, which is a reduction of 12 points as compared to the last draw held in August 2022.

Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island is Canada’s smallest and greenest province. Cradled on the waves of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, PEI is known for the vivid colors of its gently rolling landscape, surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and red sandstone cliffs.

As an island with a small population, the province is home to vibrant and distinct culture. Inhabitants of PEI are often known as “Islanders”. The warm and welcoming nature of the local culture is well-admired not only in Canada but all around the world.

PEI is one of the most cost-effective locations in North America for software development, specialty chemical production, bio-science research, and development activities.

PEI PNP’s Express Entry Category

PEI’s Express Entry Category is for candidates with a profile in the federal Express Entry system, which runs the pool of applicants for three main economic immigration classes- Federal Skilled Trades Class, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Worker Class.

In order to be considered for a provincial nomination, Express Entry candidates first need to submit a separate EOI to the Prince Edward Island PNP.

EOI profiles are given a score based on various factors such as education, work experience, and proficiency in English or French and the highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for a provincial nomination through regular draws.

Labour Impact Category

PEI PNP’s Labour Impact Category is not aligned with the Express Entry system and provides foreign nationals with a valid job offer and support from a PEI employer with a pathway to Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates in this category may fall under three possible streams: Skilled Worker (in PEI and outside Canada), Critical Worker, and International Graduate.

Business Impact: Work Permit Stream

The PEI PNP’s Business Impact: Work Permit Stream is for individuals with business ownership or extensive management experience who are interested in owning and operating a business in PEI.

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IRCC invited 3,250 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency

Canada Express Entry Draw #231– September 14, 2022

IRCC invited 3,250 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency  

In a new Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada held on September 14, a total of 3,250 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 510 points – a reduction of six points from the previous draw held on August 31. The CRS score cut-off threshold continues to drop as the number of ITAs increases.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw and the time-stamp was set for January 08, 2022 at 10:24:52 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: #231
  • Date and time of round: September 14, 2022 at 13:29:26 UTC
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 3,250
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 510
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 08, 2022 at 10:24:52 UTC

Express Entry candidates, who received an invitation to apply in this draw, will get a message in their IRCC account telling them which program they have been invited to apply for and the next steps they have to follow. They will need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an ITA.

IRCC is on track to welcome a record 432,000 new permanent residents in 2022

With exceptional interest in Canada from immigration applicants all over the world, Canada is ready to welcome nearly 432,000 immigrants this year. The honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has also indicated that by the end of 2022 Canada will break its current record of 405,330 new immigrant landings in a year.

As of the end of June 2022, Canada has already welcomed more than 300,000 new immigrants. As per the data shared by IRCC, India remains the top source country of new immigrants with 68,280 Indians having received their Canadian permanent residence followed by countries like China, Philippines, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iran, France, USA, Pakistan, and Brazil.

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