Canada Express Entry: On October 12, 2022, Canada hosted its most recent all-program Canada’s Express Entry Rules. Since they resumed on July 6, it was the eighth all-program draw.
4,250 applicants who received a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 500 received invites from IRCC. Candidates were eligible to obtain invites from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), all of which are Express Entry-accredited programmes. According to a CIC report, applicants were qualified to receive invitations from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), all of which are managed via the Express Entry system.
Beginning in December 2020, Express Entry all-program draws were suspended for a period of more than 18 months. Only those who qualified for the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) received invitations to apply throughout the hiatus (ITAs). Due to a backlog of applications brought on by COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the draws were put on hold. The IRCC also paused for the CEC in September 2021.
All you need to know about the latest Express Entry draw:
- Lower CRS scores were continued in the most recent draw. Increasing the number of applicants who are qualified to get ITAs through Express Entry is made easier by lowering the score.
- The score for that draw was 557, and it dropped by eight or nine points every time for the first five draws. Smaller drops of six points occurred in the two most recent draws on September 14 and September 28.
- This time, 4,250 invitations were sent out.
Expected soon: A new immigration levels plan
As part of the Immigration Levels Plan 2022–2024, the IRCC is now aiming to reach the target of about 432,000 new permanent residents.
Every year, the IRCC publishes a new plan year that details the estimated number of immigrants Canada expects to receive over the next three years and further breaks it down each immigration category and programme.
The Canada Immigration Levels Plan’s express entry goal for 2022 is 55,900 new permanent residents. Through Express Entry programmes, Canada has so far accepted just over 28,000 new permanent residents between January and August 31.
In the interim, Express Entry is probably going to undergo some adjustments soon. Instead of the existing method of giving ITAs to a wide range of candidates purely on their CRS scores, IRCC is likely to have more authority to target Express Entry candidates based on specific work experience, education, or language abilities.