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Canada invited 829 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw on April 27

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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Canada invited another 919 PNP candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #219– March 30, 2022

Canada invited another 919 PNP candidates to apply for PR in new Express Entry Draw

Another 919 Express Entry candidates are now just a step away of achieving their Canadian immigration dreams.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 919 invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw held on March 30, 2022.

The draw was restricted for only Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. Therefore, only those Express Entry candidates, who had previously obtained a provincial nomination from one of the Express-Entry aligned PNPs, received ITAs in this round of invitations.

In order to be invited, Express Entry candidates needed to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 785.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination through an Express-Entry aligned PNP, automatically get 600 additional CRS points. This is the major reason that CRS score cut-off for PNP-specific Express Entry draws is usually quite high.

Canada Immigration applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was November 15, 2021 at 20:23:16 UTC. This means the PNP candidates, who had a CRS score of 785 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received invites in this draw.

Express Entry system

Express Entry is an online system used by IRCC to manage and process applications for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada through three of Canada’s federal economic immigration programs for skilled workers:

  • The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC)
  • The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • The Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC)

Eligible candidates are required to create a profile in Express Entry portal summarizing their skills and credentials including Age, Education, Language, Work Experience, and others.

Following submission, eligible candidates are entered into a pool of applicants, where Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) will be automatically applicable and applicants will be ranked on a scale of 1200 points.

The high-ranking candidates then received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws.

While a nomination from one of Canada’s Provinces is not necessary to enter the Express Entry pool or receive an ITA in all-program Express Entry draw, it can increase an applicant’s CRS score by 600 points, eventually enabling him/her receive an ITA quickly.

Candidates, who received invitations in this draw, now have 60 days to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC.

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Canada issued 924 invitations to PNP candidates in new Express Entry Draw on March 16

Express Entry Draw #218– March 16, 2022

Canada issued 924 invitations to PNP candidates in new Express Entry Draw on March 16

Canada invited another 924 immigration candidates to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) in new Express Entry draw on March 16.

Express Entry candidates, who had a provincial nomination from Express-Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) received Invitations to Apply (ITAs)  in the new invitation round.

In order to receive an ITA in this draw, candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 754.

PNP candidates get automatic 600 points added to their CRS score when they receive their nomination; 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 February 10, 2022 at 14:35:27 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 754 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: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw #218– March 16, 2022
  • Stream: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Total ITAs issued: 924
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 924th or above
  • Date and time of round: March 16, 2022 at 14:59:09 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 754
  • Tie-breaking rule: February 10, 2022 at 14:35:27 UTC

Candidates, who received invitations in this invitation round, need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an invitation.

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Canada invited 1047 PNP candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #217– March 2, 2022

Canada invited 1047 PNP candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in new Express Entry Draw

Canada conducted its fifth Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) -only Express Entry draw of the year on March 2, 2022.

A total of 1047 immigration candidates, who previously obtained a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, received invitations to apply for Canadian immigration in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was 761. Express Entry candidates, who successfully receive a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was January 05, 2022 at 14:22:03 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 761 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.

Canada Express Entry system

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)
·         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 CRS, where they are ranked based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Highly ranked candidates will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as a skilled immigrant through draws from the pool by IRCC.

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

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A record 1,082 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #216– February 16, 2022

A record 1,082 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw

Canada invited a record number of Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw on February 16, 2022.

A total of 1,082 Express Entry candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 710 received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the new invitation round.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) restricted the draw for only those candidates, who previously obtained a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP.

Express Entry candidates, who successfully receive a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was October 07, 2021 at 11:36:55 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 710 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an ITA in this round of invitations.

Canada Express Entry System

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.  A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

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

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently stated that IRCC would resume Express Entry draws for federal skilled workers “in the near term”.

He further added that he was looking into how to make the Express Entry system more flexible to respond to short-term needs including welcoming people into smaller communities and sectors that are in high demand.

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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!