Express Entry Draw #224 –June 8, 2022
Canada invited 932 Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination to apply for PR on June 8
Canada conducted the largest Express Entry draw since March on June 8, 2022.
A total of 932 Express Entry candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence in this draw.
The draw was restricted to immigration candidates, who had previously received a nomination through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP); therefore, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to receive an ITA in this draw was 796.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 10, 2021 at 17:13:17 UTC. This means that PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 796 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an ITA in this round of invitations.
Express Entry Draws for FSWP & CEC candidates are set to resume in July
In long-anticipated news, Canada’s immigration minister – Sean Fraser made an important announcement that Express Entry Draws for Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates will resume in early July 2022.
Since September 2021, IRCC has only been holding PNP-specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. Moreover, increasing backlog in applications was another major reason that IRCC conducted only PNP-specific Express Entry draws. The immigration department wanted to cut Express Entry backlogs in at least half before resuming the all-program Express Entry round of invitations.
This is great news for FSWP and CEC candidates who are stuck in the Express Entry pool and curiously waiting for the resumption of general draws.
As of June 6, there were a total of 215,316 Express Entry profiles in the pool.
Immigration candidates, who received invitations in this draw, have 60 days to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC.
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