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Canada Hosts Sixth All-Program Express Entry Draw Since July

Published September 14, 2022 at 3:01pm EDT
Updated September 14, 2022 at 3:32 PM EDT

Canada hosts sixth Express Entry draw since July

On September 14th, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada (IRCC) issued 3,250 invitations to its latest Express Entry lottery. This is his sixth since all program draws resumed on his July 6th.

The minimum cutoff score for the Composite Ranking System (CRS) was 511. No program was specified for the draw. Skilled Worker Program (FSTP). Express Entry is one of the most prominent routes for immigration to Canada.

The number of candidates receiving the ITA increased by 250 with each drawing until the final drawing on August 31st. Last week saw a significant increase of 500 ITAs and today’s draw is a continuation of that trend. The minimum CRS score has also been steadily declining, dropping 8-9 points with each draw. However, this draw is different as there was only a 5 point reduction. The minimum CRS score for the July 6 draw was 557.

The IRCC has suspended the Express Entry draw for all programs for over 18 months from December 2020. During this time, only eligible candidates for permanent residency under the CEC or State Nominee Program (PNP) were invited to apply. However, the CEC draw has also suspended him for September 2021.

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Canada plans to host nearly 432,000 immigrants

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently said Canada will break the current record of 405,330 new immigrants a year by the end of 2022. As of the end of June, Canada has already welcomed more than 300,000 new permanent residents in 2022.

So far this year, Canada has received 40,785 immigrants through Express Entry. If immigration continues at its current rate, Canada could even exceed her 432,000 immigration level plan target for 2022.

To facilitate these figures, the IRCC has taken steps such as making the application process 100% digital, and has hired 1,250 new staff.

Canada continues to seek more immigrants as it tries to cope with its historically low unemployment rate and over one million job vacancies. It means that Canada cannot support its workforce or economy without immigration.

Changes planned for 2023

To better target the workforce gap, IRCC plans to make major changes to Express Entry in 2023. Most notably, these changes will allow departmental authority to issue her ITA to individuals with specific work experience, education, or language proficiency. Any candidate from the group they believe is well-positioned to help Canada’s economy and workforce will do. This may affect the relevance of CRS scores in some cases, making them less important in future draws.

In June, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser explained the rationale for the proposal on stage at the technology conference Collision, stating: implement and bring about significant economic benefits. “

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the application management system for three Canadian immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates in the Express Entry pool are already eligible for at least one of these programs.

Express Entry uses a point-based system, the Composite Ranking System (CRS), to rank candidate profiles. Candidates with the highest scores will receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and can apply for permanent residency.

Once a candidate applies, an IRCC representative will review the application and make a decision. Officers may ask for biometrics, set up an interview, or request additional documents. Once this is completed, the candidate, if approved, will become a permanent resident of Canada, one step closer to becoming a Canadian citizen.

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