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IRCC invited 3,250 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency

Canada Express Entry Draw #231– September 14, 2022

IRCC invited 3,250 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residency  

In a new Express Entry draw for immigration to Canada held on September 14, a total of 3,250 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 510 points – a reduction of six points from the previous draw held on August 31. The CRS score cut-off threshold continues to drop as the number of ITAs increases.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw and the time-stamp was set for January 08, 2022 at 10:24:52 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: #231
  • Date and time of round: September 14, 2022 at 13:29:26 UTC
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 3,250
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 510
  • Tie-breaking rule: January 08, 2022 at 10:24:52 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. They will need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an ITA.

IRCC is on track to welcome a record 432,000 new permanent residents in 2022

With exceptional interest in Canada from immigration applicants all over the world, Canada is ready to welcome nearly 432,000 immigrants this year. The honorable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has also indicated that by the end of 2022 Canada will break its current record of 405,330 new immigrant landings in a year.

As of the end of June 2022, Canada has already welcomed more than 300,000 new immigrants. As per the data shared by IRCC, India remains the top source country of new immigrants with 68,280 Indians having received their Canadian permanent residence followed by countries like China, Philippines, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Iran, France, USA, Pakistan, and Brazil.

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Canada invited 1,500 FSW, CEC, and FST candidates to apply for PR for the first time since 2020

Express Entry Draw #226 –July 6, 2022

Canada invited 1,500 FSW, CEC, and FST candidates to apply for PR for the first time since 2020

All-Program Express Entry draws have officially resumed!

Canada has invited a total of 1,500 Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST) candidates to apply for permanent residence (PR) in the new all-program Express Entry draw held on July 6, 2022.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 557 points. Due to the large numbers of applicants who had accumulated in the Express Entry system, the CRS score cut-off for this draw was higher than usual FSWP and CEC draws.  As of July 6, 2022, there were a total of 226,849 candidates in the Express Entry pool. Out of this, 9442 candidates had a CRS score of 500 or higher.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) also applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp was set for November 13, 2021, at 02:20:46 UTC. This means that Express Entry candidates who had a CRS score of 557 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Date and time of round: July 6, 2022 at 14:34:34 UTC
  • Program: No program specified
  • Total ITAs issued: 1,500
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500th or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 557
  • Tie-breaking rule: November 13, 2021 at 02:20:46 UTC

Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser also announced that new immigration applications will be processed within 6 months.

In his official statement, he said, “Today, I am pleased to announce that Express Entry draws have officially resumed and applications will be processed at our 6-month processing standard. I look forward to welcoming skilled workers who will be essential in addressing Canada’s labour shortages.”

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British Columbia invited 182 candidates to apply for PR in a new PNP draw on June 28, 2022

The Canadian province of British Columbia conducted new rounds of invitations under British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on June 28, 2022.

A total of 182 immigration applicants received invitations to apply (ITAs) for a provincial nomination for the Canadian permanent residency (PR) under three different streams.

Distribution of invitations

Draw/Occupations

 

Total ITAs issued Minimum Provincial Score
General draw (including Tech occupations) 159 Between 75 to 124
Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) 17 60
Healthcare 6 60

The highest – 159 invitations were sent under general draw (including Tech occupations) to immigration candidates through the Skilled Worker, International Graduate, Entry Level and Semi-Skilled categories of BC PNP.

BC PNP also conducted two separate targeted draws for professionals working in Childcare and Healthcare sectors. A total of 17 invitations were issued to Early childhood educators and assistants (NOC 4214) and 6 to Healthcare workers. The minimum provincial score requirement in both of these draws was 60 points.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) allows the province of B.C. to select and nominate qualified prospective economic immigrants for permanent residence status in Canada.

BC PNP uses an online, points-based expression of interest (EOI) system to manage application intake. Applicants need to first register an EOI profile that establishes a point score based on various factors – level of education, work experience, language skills, occupation, and job offer, among others.

The BC PNP then issues invitations to apply for provincial nomination to the highest-scoring candidates through weekly draws.

Upon receiving a nomination from the BC PNP, Express Entry candidates can get 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.

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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.

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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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