Canada Invites Applications for Its Express Entry Draw in July 2022
The Canadian government’s Express Entry system, which began accepting applications in 2015, is responsible for organizing submissions for all three federal immigration programs.
- The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program,
- The Federal Skilled Trades (FST) program,
- Canadian Experience Class program (CEC)
A candidate must make a submission of their Express Entry profile to the applicant pool in order to be considered for these programs. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which gives each applicant a score out of 1200 possible points, is used to compare and rank all of the Express Entry profiles in order to choose the most qualified candidates.
The Express Entry draw is run by the Canadian government on an irregular schedule of around once every two weeks. Each drawing has a CRS cut-off score, which is the minimum CRS score required to be eligible to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. This value is the CRS score of the applicant with the lowest overall ranking. An applicant has 60 days to file an electronic Application for Permanent Residence after receiving an ITA.
The most recent Express Entry Draw and the most recent cut-off score for CRS
In the draw that took place on July 6, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score necessary was 557 points. This was the first time in the last 19 months that applicants from other countries were invited. In the year 2022, this was the 14th round of invitations under the Express Entry program, and it was the 226th overall.
The prior all-program draw was held on December 23, 2020, and a minimum score of 468 points was required to win one of the 5,000 ITAs that were up for grabs.
After allowing a significant number of applications to accumulate in a backlog, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada decided to suspend holding drawings for the whole program and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
All program draws have begun again now that the backlog of applications for high-skilled jobs has been dramatically cut down. The new applications submitted in response to these most recent invites will be reviewed in about six months. Candidates have a window of time to submit their applications that is sixty days long. In the year 2022, Canada has so far extended 10,865 applications.
On November 12, 2021, as a result of the most recent draw, the “tie-breaking rule” was put into effect. If more than one applicant met the required minimum score on the CRS, invitations were only extended to those applicants whose Express Entry profiles were received before the specified date and time.
What is CRS, and how does it work?
The Comprehensive Ranking System, often known as CRS, is a points-based system that evaluates and scores your profile to determine where you stand in the Express Entry pool. The CRS awards 600 core points and 600 extra points. Your final score will be based on a scale of zero to 1,200.
Core: 600 points
- Skill and experience
- Factors including a spouse’s language abilities and education
- Education and job experience transferability
Extra: 600 points
- Canadian degrees, diplomas, or certificates
- A genuine employment offer, a nomination from a province or territory, a sibling or sister already residing in Canada who is a citizen or permanent resident,
- Good French language abilities are all requirements for the Canadian Experience Class.
Your total score equals your core score plus any additional points you earn.
The influence of Covid-19 on Express Entry
The General Express Entry Draws were restarted in July of 2020. However, they were discontinued the following year. On December 23, 2020, the all-program draw was completed for the last time. Since then, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRCC) has not granted any applicants under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the primary pathway to Canadian permanent residency for skilled foreign workers, an Invitation to Apply for a Work Permit.
The Express Entry draws are scheduled to restart in July 2022, which means that Canada will be in a solid position to fulfill its yearly immigration goal and may even be able to surpass it, as it has in the past.
Do you need help with Express Entry Draw 2022?
Express Entry is an excellent program for those interested in becoming permanent residents of Canada. There is a maximum validity period of one year for an Express Entry profile. Candidates who are granted an ITA may anticipate that the Canadian government will process their applications for permanent residency within a period of six months. We, at Sangam Immigration, can make your dream of residing in Canada come true effortlessly. You may contact us to learn more about our services and how we can help you and your family settle in Canada.