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2750 immigration applicants received ITAs for Canada PR

Canada Express Entry Draw #230– August 31, 2022

2750 immigration applicants received ITAs for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw; CRS score continues to drop

Canada issued 2,750 invitations to apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency (PR) in a new Express Entry draw held on August 31, 2022.

This was the fifth all-program Express Entry draw since Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6, 2022 after a gap of more than 18 months.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 516 points.  CRS cut off score has been reduced by 9 points as compared to the previous Express Entry draw held two weeks ago, whereas the number of ITAs has increased by 500.

IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw and the time-stamp was set for April 16, 2022 at 18:24:41 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw No: #230
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 2750
  • Date and time of round: August 31, 2022 at 13:55:23 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 516
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 16, 2022 at 18:24:41 UTC

Express Entry candidates, who received an invitation to apply in this draw, will get a message in their IRCC account telling them which program they have been invited to apply for and the next steps they have to follow.

What is Express Entry System?

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

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)

·         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Eligible candidates can submit a profile into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked against the other candidates according to a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), where they are ranked based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Those who are highly ranked will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws by IRCC.

Those who received invitations need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an ITA.

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Canada issued 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #229 –August 17, 2022

Canada issued 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residency (PR) in a new Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 2250 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residency (PR) to Express Entry candidates in new immigration draw held on August 17, 2022.

This was the fourth all-program Express Entry draw since all-program draws resumed on July 6. Therefore, this draw considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

The Comprehensive Ranking System score (CRS) cut-off continues to drop. In order to receive an ITA in this draw, candidates were required to have a minimum CRS score of 525 – a decline of 8 points compared to the last Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022.

IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw No: #229
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 2,250
  • Date and time of round: August 17, 2022 at 13:43:47 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 525
  • Tie-breaking rule: December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC

Changes are coming in the Express Entry draws in early 2023

IRCC has confirmed that Express Entry reforms named in Bill C-19 will come into force in early 2023. It will give IRCC the authority to invite Express Entry candidates from the pool based on an economic goal.

Currently, Canada invites the highest-ranked Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency based on their CRS score. However, the new changes will allow IRCC to conduct targeted Express Entry draws and invite candidates based on factors like their occupation, language abilities, education credential, or other factors that correspond to Canada’s labour market needs.

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Canada invited 2000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #228 –August 3, 2022

Canada invited 2000 immigration candidates to apply for PR in a new Express Entry Draw

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 2,000 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement for this draw was 533 – a full nine points lower than the previous draw that occurred on July 20.

The draw considered candidates in all Express Entry programs: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST).

 IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for January 06, 2022 at 14:29:50 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry System

Express Entry is a system adopted by the Canadian Government to manage applications for Canadian permanent residence through three economic immigration programs – Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades.

The system boasts efficient processing time, with the majority of applications being processed between six to eight months.

How does it work?

  • In brief, candidates are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by creating a profile in the Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including age, education, language, work experience, and others.
  • Following the submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where the Comprehensive Ranking System will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.
  • The highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws from the pool by IRCC.

 Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

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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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