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636 PNP candidates with a CRS score of 752 or above received ITAs for Canada PR in a new Express Entry draw

Express Entry Draw #225 –June 22, 2022

Canada invited 636 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency (PR) in the new Express Entry draw held on June 22, 2022.

The draw was restricted to Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Class only, which means that only those immigration candidates, who had previously received a nomination from an Express-Entry aligned PNP, received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada PR in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 752 points.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for April 19, 2022 at 13:45:45 UTC.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw: #225
  • Date and time of round: June 22, 2022 at 14:13:57 UTC
  • Class: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Number of invitations issued: 636
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 752
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 19, 2022 at 13:45:45 UTC

Resumption of all-program Express Entry Draw

Since September 2021, IRCC has only been holding PNP-specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. However, 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.

IRCC Minister recently provided a tentative date of July 6, 2022 for an all-program (FSW & CEC) Express Entry draw. This is great news for Express Entry candidates inside and outside Canada waiting for all-program Express Entry draws to resume.

Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

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!

141+ candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canada PR in a new British Columbia PNP Draw

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) released details of its weekly draw held on June 7, 2022.

More than 141 applicants received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency (PR) under 3 different categories from Skilled Worker, International Graduate, and Entry Level and Semi-Skilled subcategories of BC PNP.

Distribution of invitations

Draw Immigration Category Number of Invitations Minimum Score
Tech  Draw Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 125 85
Childcare: Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) Skilled Worker, International Graduate (includes EEBC option) 16 60
Healthcare Occupations Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled (includes EEBC option) <5 60

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system. The Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in the province.

In order to receive an invitation to apply for a provincial nomination under one of those two streams, candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS).

Express Entry candidates, whose applications get approved by BCPNP, will automatically receive additional 600 points toward their comprehensive ranking system (CRS) scores. This effectively guarantees them an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Federal Express Entry Draw.

British Columbia conducts one of the most frequent and regular PNP draws in Canada through its various BC PNP categories and streams.

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Canada invited 932 Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination to apply for PR on June 8

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.

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!

Express Entry candidates received Invitations to Apply for PR

Express Entry Draw #223 –May 25, 2022

589 Express Entry candidates received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency (PR)

Canada invited 589 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in a new round of invitations held on May 25, 2022.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off threshold for this draw was 741.  Express-Entry with a provincial nomination, get automatic 600 points added to their CRS score.  Therefore, the minimum CRS score requirement for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high

IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was February 02, 2022 at 12:29:53 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 741 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Canada Express Entry system

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada. Express Entry is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:

·         The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
·         The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
.         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Throughout the pandemic, IRCC focused on conducting PNP-only draws to support provincial immigration goals.

However, IRCC is resuming Express Entry draws for FSWP and CEC candidates in “early July.” Canada’s immigration department has also confirmed that it will soon once again be processing most new Express Entry applications within six months.

Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 calendar days to submit a complete immigration application to IRCC.

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!

545 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw on May 11

Express Entry Draw #222 –May 11, 2022

545 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw on May 11

Canada invited another 545 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residency in a new invitation round held on May 11, 2022.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off for this draw was 753. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 15, 2021 at 20:32:57 UTC.

IRCC is currently holding only PNP-specific draws. However, Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced on April 22 that IRCC resume draws for FSWP and CEC candidates by “early July”.

HOW TO IMMIGRATE TO CANADA THROUGH EXPRESS ENTRY-ALIGNED PNPS

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) kept affirming itself as the rising star of Canada’s economic immigration programs. PNP enables participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a certain number of economic immigrants for Canadian permanent residence each year.

A part of these nominations is known as ‘enhanced’ nominations and allow a province or territory to pick up candidates from the Express Entry pool and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination.

Steps to apply for the PNP through Express Entry:

Step 1: Submit an Express Entry profile

Step 2: Receive a Notification of Interest (NOI) from a province or territory (upon meeting requirements)

Step 3: Lodge your PNP application within time-frame

Step 4: Get a provincial nomination – receive 600 additional CRS points

Step 5: Get an invitation to apply (ITA) for permanent residence in an Express Entry Draw

Step 6: Submit your PR application within 60 days

Step 7: Receive a Canadian PR visa

Express Entry candidates who receive a provincial nomination by a Canadian province or territory are awarded an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which directly increases their chances to receive an ITA for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

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!

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