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Express Entry Program: Outlook for Fourth Week of May

Canada invited 589 immigration candidates in a newest Express Entry draw


589 Express Entry candidates get invited in new PNP draw 

Plans still in place for FSWP and CEC draws to resume in July 

A new round of invitations was held on May 25, 2022 by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada(IRCC) for Express Entry candidates who previously received a provincial nomination. 

In total, 589 candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency. 

To qualify for the draw, candidates were required to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 741. The cut-off score was fairly high because these candidates received a provincial nomination.  

With a nomination from the province, the candidates are awarded 600 points on their base CRS score, this means their original score was only 141. 

Compared to the last draw, this one resulted in a slightly higher number of invitations being issued, with a lower CRS cutoff. 

For a few months now, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has been talking about resuming draws for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) candidates starting in July. 

FSWP candidate draws have been on pause since December 2020, while the last CEC draw was held in September 2021. 

Canada seems on track for the draws to resume next month. This will help increase the number of candidates coming into Canada through Express Entry programs. According to this year’s immigration levels plan, by 2024 IRCC plans on welcoming over 110,000 newcomers through Express Entry. 

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