Express Entry Draw #214: January 19, 2022
Canada invited 1036 PNP candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw
Canada immigration conducted another PNP- Specific Express Entry draw on January 19, 2022.
A total of 1036 immigration candidates, who previously obtained a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency (PR) in this draw.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cutoff was 745.The CRS score requirement is quite high since immigration candidates who meet the selection criteria of an Express Entry-aligned PNP stream and successfully receive a provincial nomination invitation, can automatically obtain additional 600 points toward their CRS Scores.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break in this draw. That means all PNP candidates with a CRS score of 745 and above who had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool before July 05, 2021 at 13:12:05 UTC received Invitations in this draw.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It is an online system used by IRCC to manage and process applications for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada through three federal economic immigration programs – The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).
Express Entry is a competitive immigration system. All eligible candidates are ranked against one another according to Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which award them scores out of 1200 based on their age, education, language proficiency, work experience & other factors.
The high-ranking candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws conducted by IRCC.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic, IRCC has only conducted PNP and CEC specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. The FSWP candidates did not receive invitations to apply for permanent residence since December 2020.
As of January 4, 2022, there are over 194,000 candidates in the Federal Express Entry pool. About 80% of these candidates are eligible for FSWP.
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