Express Entry Draws: Canada invites 545 candidates

12 May 2022

Every two weeks, Express Entry draws are done in order to choose candidates that will be invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. All draws, since last year, have been all Provincial Nominee Programs applications.

The minimum CRS score was 753, with a total of 545 candidates given an ITA (Invitation to Apply). The previous round saw a CRS score of 772 with a total of 829 candidates

Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) have been on pause since December 2020 and September 2021 respectively, due to a backlog of applications. It was announced recently that the programs will be back in July 2022 and most of these programs applications will be processed within the six months standard.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is one of the pathways to immigrating to Canada for some of the most popular programs, which include Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, Canadian Experience Class, and Provincial Nominee Programs. It allows candidates to submit their profile and be chosen to become permanent residents based on some factors which include age, education, work experience, language ability, and others.

It uses a points-based system, the Comprehensive Ranking System, to assign points and choose top candidates to invite to apply for permanent residency. These draws happen biweekly throughout the year.

You can check out this guide on Provincial Nominee Program to know more about this immigration program.

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