In the most recent Canada’s Express Entry Invitation draw, which took place on August 3, Canada sent out 2000 immigration invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residence.
Candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program and the Canadian Experience Class were eligible for the all-program draw. There was a minimum CRS score of 533 required. This is below the previous draw’s cut-off score of 542.
After a hiatus or interval of more than a year, all-program draws were reinstated on July 6 of this year. The minimal CRS scores must be met for a candidate from the Express Entry pool to be considered for this draw.
Since, the introduction of Canada’s Express Entry in 2015, there have been 228 draws and 16,039 ITAs awarded this year. The current minimum score of 533 is greater than the previous round of invites for all programs, held in 2020, where scores were about 470.
IRCC used a tiebreaker timestamp of January 06, 2022, @ 14:29:50 UTC for this draw. There is a tiebreaker in place when more than one applicant meets the minimum CRS requirement. After the time stamp date and time, candidates who entered the Express Entry pool after that time would not obtain an ITA this round.
Regarding Express Entry
Canada’s most important source of skilled immigrants is the Express Entry program. The Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class all make use of Express Entry.
To obtain permanent residency via Express Entry, two steps need to be considered;
- Foremost, a candidate’s eligibility is determined by a self-evaluation. Afterward, they’ll need to build a profile on the IRCC website that includes information about their language skills and work experience, as well as education and other human capital considerations like age.
- Those who meet the eligibility requirements will then earn a score on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Invites to apply are given to those with the highest marks (ITA). Draws for Express Entry are normally held twice a month.
- A candidate who receives an ITA has 60 days to complete and submit their Canada express entry application to the IRCC.