Canada marks a new record by inviting PNP candidates through the fourth express entry draw of the year 2022. On February 16, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited provincial nominee program candidates to the new invitations round. The comprehensive ranking system (CRS) cut-off was 710, 600 points were added to the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program)candidates which made the minimum score so high. This was the third time in a row that a Provincial Nominee Program has broken a record for the most number of invitations. The last draw was held two weeks ago by inviting a total of 1070 PNP candidates. The invited candidates have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
Levels Plan 2022 – 2024
The federal government of Canada has just announced the immigration levels plan 2022-2024 and they are planning to admit 55,900 immigrants through express entry programs. Canada is planning to augment its immigration targets yet again. They’re planning to welcome almost 432,000 new immigrants in 2022 instead of the initial plan of inviting 411,000 new immigrants to the country.
Over the coming three years, Canada will target the following number of new immigrant landings:
- In 2022, Canada will invite 431,645 immigrants
- In 2023, Canada will invite 447,055 immigrants
- In 2024, Canada will invite 451,000 immigrants
The immigration minister Sean Fraser explained in his interview that ‘this level plan will balance the country’s requirements and international obligations. It totally focuses on inviting skilled workers who will be contributing towards the growth of Canada and fulfill the gap of labour shortage in the country. The plan also focuses on family reunification and helping most vulnerable populations through refugee settlement. He also added that he’s proud of what the country has achieved through immigration programs so far and wishes to see more newcomers in the country.’