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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.

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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.

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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!

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.

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!

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.

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!