Breaking News 1,500 Candidates Invited in All-Program Express Entry Draw

by Mansi Sahai Published on 10/Jul/2022
Breaking News  1,500 Candidates Invited in All-Program Express Entry Draw

After 18 months, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada have finally resumed the Express Entry draws for the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program.

On July 6, 2022, IRCC issued 1500 ITAs (invitation to apply) for Canadian permanent residency to eligible candidates. Furthermore, the best part of this draw is that most new applications are expected to be processed within IRCC s 6-month service standard.

Read more about the latest Express Entry draw held on July 6, 2022.

# Draw: 226
Date and time of Draw: July 6, 2022 at 14:34:34 UTC
Number of invitations issued:1,500
Program: All-Program Draw (FSW, FST, CEC)
Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500th or above
CRS score requirement: 557
Tie-breaking rule: November 13, 2021 at 02:20:46 UTC

This much-awaited draw opened a new chapter in the history of Canadian immigration and promised to create better opportunities for immigrants looking to settle down in Canada. Currently, Canada s immigration level target is to welcome 430,000 newcomers, but this figure is expected to increase to 450,000 by 2024.

Here s what Canada s Immigration Minister told a leading daily on today s EE draw-

“Today, I am pleased to announce that Express Entry draws have officially resumed and applications will be processed at our 6 month processing standard. I look forward to welcoming skilled workers who will are essential in addressing Canada’s labour shortages.”

What does an all-program EE draw mean for candidates?

Express entry applicants make up a considerable proportion of Canada s annual immigration figures. Thus, Express entry will always play a key role in its ambitious immigration plan.

However, due to the global pandemic, Canada invited only Provincial Nominees (PNP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates. Further, due to a massive backlog of PR applications, the Canadian government also paused CEC draws in September 2021.

Following an approximately two-year waiting period, today, Canada successfully returned to its all-program Express Entry round for skilled foreign workers and those with relevant Canadian work experience.

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