Canada holds seventh all-program Express Entry draw since July, CRS scores continue to decline as the number of ITAs increases.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 3,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was 504.
Canada invites 3,750 candidates in the most recent Express Entry draw with tie-breaking rule: May 02, 2022 at 17:17:32 UTC
Eligible candidates from the following programs were issued invitations:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC),
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
This draw is the third in a row in which there was an increase of 500 invitations issued over the previous draw. The September 14 draw invited 3,250 candidates and the August 31 draw invited 2,750. It is also the lowest minimum CRS since all-program draws resumed.
Express Entry all-program draws were paused for over 18 months starting in December 2020 due to a backlog in applications caused COVID-19 related travel restrictions. During the pause, only candidates from the CEC or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were issued invitations to apply. In September 2021, IRCC also paused draws for the CEC.
What is Canada Express Entry (EE)?
Introduced first time on January 01, 2015, Express Entry is a faster way for eligible skilled workers to immigrate to Canada. This is an online system used to organize, process, and manage applications of skilled workers who wish to acquire Canadian permanent residence status. There are three programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Trades (FST)
Candidates submit their online profiles through the system to be determined if they are eligible for a program managed by Express Entry.
Eligible candidates are accepted into the pool and are ranked according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS is a points-based system used by the government to assess and rank candidates in the Express Entry pool. The CRS score is calculated based on a candidate’s age, education, work experience, language skills, …
Approximately every two weeks, the Canadian government selects the highest-scoring candidates from the Express Entry pool and provides them with an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
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