On June 8, Canada holds a new Express Entry draw inviting 932 PNP candidates. It was the largest Express Entry round of invitations to be held since March. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 796. Since September 2021, the Express Entry draw is only focusing on PNP candidates.
Since the launch of this pathway in 2015, this application management system has managed applications for immigrants to looking to settle in Canada permanently through three federal economic class immigration programs: The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
It is promising to immigrate to Canada through an Express Entry-aligned PNP stream. This process entails entering into the Express Entry pool after confirming that you’re eligible for one of the three Express Entry programs. While in the pool, a Canadian province may invite you to apply for one of their PNP stream. A candidate who accepts the invitation and approved application will get an additional 600 CRS points which will be added to the score and also increases the chances of receiving an ITA through the Canadian government for permanent residence.
Currently, IRCC is only inviting PNP candidates through Express Entry since last September, however, the Federal government of Canada has announced to resume invitations rounds for FSWP, CEC, and FSTP candidates by early July, 2022. Also, the processing time of application will get to the standard timeframe of six-months.
Immigration Levels Plan 2022 – 2024
Canada announced the immigration levels plan 2022-2024 and plans to admit 55,900 immigrants through express entry programs. The country is also thriving 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