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Canada Discloses the Number of FSWP and CEC Candidates Invited Through the Latest Express Entry Draw

Austin Campbell

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Canada reveals the number of FSWP and CEC applicants who were invited through the latest Express Entry draw held on July 6 and 20. The federal department has disclosed data on how many applicants were invited in the recent all-program Express Entry draws.

On July 6, IRCC resumed its first all-program draw in 18 months, where a total of 1500 applicants were invited to apply for Canadian immigration where applicants are required to have a minimum score of 557, relatively a high score to receive an invitation. On the other hand, the draw which was conducted on July 20 saw 1,750 applicants receive invitations with a minimum score cut off of 542.

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada confirmed that applicants who qualified for the FSWP were invited, in addition to applicants who are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). According to IRCC, the given data are initial estimates and subject to change:

Express Entry-managed ProgramJuly 6July 20Total
Provincial Nominee Program7007641,464
Canadian Experience Class5955691,164
Federal Skilled Worker Program205417622
Total1,5001,7503,250

There are numerous reasons why no Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants were declared. Canada prioritizes distributing CEC invitations to applicants who qualified for more than one program. Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada invites applicants to apply for CEC when they stand eligible for both FSWP and CEC or if they qualify for all three programs. The prime reason is that CEC applicants do not require to have proof of funds to apply for immigration, while FSWP and FSTP applicants without a job offer do. Thus, it is ideal for applicants who qualify for both the streams through Canadian Experience Class.

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If Federal Skilled Trades Program applicants qualify for other programs, IRCC may invite them to apply for those programs initially. Else their scores wouldn’t be high enough. Occasionally, IRCC holds a draw for FSTP applicants to offer these skilled workers a pathway to apply for Canadian immigration. This comprehends the reason that more Invitations to Apply are issued, and the Comprehensive Ranking System score cut-off may fall. Canada will continue to welcome applicants from all programs to meet 2023 immigration targets according to the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024.

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