Edana Robitaille - 31 August, 2022
Canada has issued 2,750 invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in the latest Express Entry draw held on August 31.
The all-program draw was for candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Program and Canadian Experience Class. The minimum comprehensive ranking system (CRS) score was 516. This is lower than the cut off score of 525 in the previous draw.
All-program draws resumed July 6 this year after being on hold for over 18 months. In this type of draw, any candidate in the Express Entry pool may be invited regardless of their program, provided they meet the minimum CRS scores.
About Express Entry
The Express Entry system is Canada’s most prominent source of skilled immigrants. There are three programs that use Express Entry: The Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
Obtaining permanent residency through Express Entry is a two-step process. First a candidate must self-evaluate if they are eligible for a program. Then they need to create a profile on the IRCC website that demonstrates language ability, work experience, education, and other human capital factors such as age.
Eligible candidates will then receive a score on the Comprehensive Ranking System. Candidates with the highest scores are the most likely to receive an invitation to apply (ITA). Express Entry draws are typically held every two weeks.
If a candidate gets an ITA, they have 60 days to submit their completed application to IRCC.