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Canada invites 2,250 Express Entry candidates in latest all-program draw


Alexandra Miekus - 17 August, 2022

Canada Visa Express Entry Draw 08 17 2022
Canada Visa Express Entry Draw 08 17 2022

Canada has issued 2,250 invitations to apply (ITA) for permanent residency in the latest Express Entry draw held on August 17.

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 525.  This is lower than the cut off score of 533 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.

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