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2750 immigration applicants received ITAs for Canada PR

Canada Express Entry Draw #230– August 31, 2022

2750 immigration applicants received ITAs for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw; CRS score continues to drop

Canada issued 2,750 invitations to apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency (PR) in a new Express Entry draw held on August 31, 2022.

This was the fifth all-program Express Entry draw since Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6, 2022 after a gap of more than 18 months.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 516 points.  CRS cut off score has been reduced by 9 points as compared to the previous Express Entry draw held two weeks ago, whereas the number of ITAs has increased by 500.

IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw and the time-stamp was set for April 16, 2022 at 18:24:41 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: #230
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 2750
  • Date and time of round: August 31, 2022 at 13:55:23 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 516
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 16, 2022 at 18:24:41 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.

What is Express Entry System?

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

It is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these 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 a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), where they are ranked based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Those who are highly ranked will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws 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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Ontario invited 781 international students to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) on August 30, 2022

Ontario invited 781 international students to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) on August 30, 2022

In a new immigration draw conducted on August 30, 2022, Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) sent 781 invites to international students to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR.

The invites were issued to candidates under 2 different streams – Masters Graduate Stream and PhD Graduate stream.

The majority of invitations in this draw (680) were sent to candidates under Masters Graduate Stream with a minimum EOI score of 37, while the rest of the 101 invitations went to PhD Graduate Stream applicants.

Immigration Stream Number of invitations issued Cut-off Score
Masters Graduate Stream 680 37
PhD Graduate Stream 101 26

This draw considered profiles created between August 30, 2021 and August 30, 2022.

Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program – the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) allows the province to select and nominate eligible foreign workers, international students, and others with the required skills, experience, and education for a nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

The Masters Graduate stream of OINP allows International students who graduated from an eligible Ontario university to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence in Ontario.

OINP’s PhD Graduate stream gives international graduates with an Ontario PhD degree the opportunity to apply to permanently settle in Ontario, Canada.

Applicants must first register in the OINP’s Expression of Interest System (EOI) and receive an invitation to apply (ITA) before they can apply online to be nominated by Ontario for permanent residence.  Moreover, applicants must submit their application within two years of completing the requirements necessary to obtain their Masters or PhD degrees.

In 2022 so far, OINP has sent a total of 1,807 invites to immigration candidates under Masters Graduate Stream and 339 under PhD Graduate Stream.

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Manitoba PNP draw – 353 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on August 26, 2022

Manitoba PNP draw – 353 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on August 26, 2022

The Canadian province of Manitoba invited 353 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR on August 26, 2022.

The invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAA) were issued under three different categories of Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Stream.

Distribution of invitations

As usual, most of the LAAs (259) were sent to Skilled Workers in Manitoba category with a minimum Expression of interest (EOI) score of 619. A total of 58 invitations were issued to Skilled Workers Overseas applicants and 36 went under International Education Stream of MPNP.

Stream Invitations/LAAs  Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 259 619
Skilled Workers Overseas 58 708
International Education Stream 36 No EOI score requirement

Out of total 353 LAAs issued, 79 were issued to immigration candidates with valid Express Entry profiles. If invited Express Entry candidates successfully receive a provincial nomination from MPNP, they will automatically get 600 points added to their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through its three popular immigration streams – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education stream.

In order to qualify to apply under MPNP, immigration candidates need to score at least 60 points according to the MPNP’s assessment criteria. They also need a connection to Manitoba such as a close relative or a family member, who is a permanent resident of Canada; previous employment or studies in the province.

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Saskatchewan PNP invited 629 applicants to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residency

Saskatchewan PNP invited 629 applicants to apply for a nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR)

Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) conducted its second immigration draw within 8 Days!

In a new immigration draw held on August 25, 2022, a total of 629 immigration candidates under the Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand immigration categories of the SINP, received invitations to apply for permanent residency (PR).

Distribution of Invitations

Out of total invites issued, 295 were issued to candidates under the Express Entry-aligned stream of SINP and 334 went to Occupations In-Demand candidates.

To receive an invite in this draw, candidates under both immigration streams were required to have a provincial score of 65 – which is the lowest cut-off score for SINP general draw in 2022.

Immigration Stream Total Invitations issued Minimum EOI Score
Express Entry 295 65
Occupations In-Demand 334

Invited NOC codes

This draw invited the following 10 NOC codes under Express Entry and Occupations In-Demand stream:

  • 2263: Inspectors in public and environmental health and occupational health and safety
  • 3143: Occupational therapists
  • 3211: Medical laboratory technologists
  • 3212: Medical laboratory technicians and pathologists’ assistants
  • 3214: Respiratory therapists, clinical perfusionists and cardiopulmonary technologists
  • 3215: Medical radiation technologists
  • 3216: Medical sonographers
  • 3219: Other medical technologists and technicians (except dental health)
  • 3234: Paramedical occupations
  • 4151: Psychologists

Express Entry candidates, who obtain a nomination through the SINP’s Express Entry sub-category, receive additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores, effectively increasing their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

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Canada issued 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #229 –August 17, 2022

Canada issued 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency (PR) to Express Entry candidates in new immigration draw held on August 17, 2022.

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

The Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) cut-off continues to drop. In order to receive an ITA in this draw, candidates were required to have a minimum CRS score of 525 – a decline of 8 points compared to the last Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022.

IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 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: #229
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 2,250
  • Date and time of round: August 17, 2022 at 13:43:47 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 525
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC

Changes are coming in the Express Entry draws in early 2023

IRCC has confirmed that Express Entry reforms named in 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.

Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!