Express Entry Draw #221 –April 27, 2022
Canada invited 829 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw on April 27
Canada invited 829 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on April 27, 2022.
Invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 772.
Candidates with a provincial nomination get additional 600 points added to their overall CRS score. Therefore, the CRS score cut-off for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 24, 2022 at 8:00:50 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 772 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this round of invitations.
Results: #221 –April 27, 2022
- Stream: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
- Date and time of round: April 27,2022 16:04:21 UTC
- Number of invitations issued: 829
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 772
- Tie-breaking rule: March 24,2022 at 8:00:50 UTC
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 these three federal economic immigration programs: The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Throughout the pandemic, IRCC focused on conducting PNP-only draws to support provincial immigration goals. However, Canada’s Immigration minister Sean Fraser has recently announced that IRCC will resume inviting FSWP and CEC candidates to apply for PR by “early July.”
Invited candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.
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