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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