Canada invited 932 immigration candidates in a newest Express Entry draw.
Largest PNP draw held by IRCC since March
New occupations will become eligible for Express Entry in November 2022
A new Express Entry draw was held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on June 8, 2022.
In total 932 candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residency.
Because the draw was for candidates who had previously received a provincial nomination, the minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) was quite high at 796.
Provincial nominee candidates are automatically awarded 600 points, this means the base CRS is actually at 196.
A few months ago on March 2, IRCC issued 1,047 invitations to PNP candidates. This is the largest draw to be held since that round of invitation.
Selected candidates can now apply for their permanent residency. Once they submit their application, IRCC will review each individual file and make a decision. Additional information such as biometrics will be requested, more interviews or documents may also be requested.
If the candidate receives a positive response, they will then be issued a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). Once the candidate has this in hand, they are ready to complete their landing in Canada.
Starting in November 2022, the National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 will come into effect. This means, candidates in 16 new occupations will become eligible for Express Entry draws.
The occupations are as follows:
- Payroll administrators;
- Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants;
- Nurse aides, orderlies and patient service associates;
- Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants;
- Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants;
- Sheriffs and bailiffs;
- Correctional service officers;
- By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers;
- Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations;
- Residential and commercial installers and servicers;
- Pest controllers and fumigators;
- Other repairers and servicers;
- Transport truck drivers;
- Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators;
- Heavy equipment operators; and
- Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.
Three other occupations will be taken away and deemed ineligible, they are:
- Other performers;
- Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness; and
- Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners.
However, they may continue to be eligible under other immigration programs.