Express Entry

Express Entry Program: Outlook for Third Week of August

Canada invited 2,250 immigration candidates in a newest Express Entry draw.

New Express Entry draw held by Canada 

Fourth all-program draw held by IRCC for Express Entry candidates since July 2022 

On August 17, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

held a new all-program Express Entry draw. It’s the fourth one to be held by Canada since July 6, 2022 when all-program draws resumed after an eighteen-month hiatus. 

During this draw, 2,250 immigration candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITAs). 

Only applications submitted before December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC were considered for the draw. 

Because the draw was not program specific, candidates from both the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) were eligible. But in order to qualify for the draw, candidates had to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 525. 

Over the last month and a half, IRCC has issued 7,500 ITAs to candidates selected from all-program draws. 

The July 6 draw resulted in 1,500 invitations being issued, with the CRS cut-off at 557. Each draw since has seen a decline in the minimum CRS score requirement while the number of ITAs issued climbing steadily by 250 candidates. 

The federal government’s target for 2022 is to welcome 55,900 newcomers through Express Entry programs. If the momentum from the last six weeks continue, IRCC will have no problems meeting this goal. 

Selected candidates now submit their applications for permanent residency. 

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