Latest Express Entry Draws Issues 829 Invitations for Canada PR Exclusively for Provincial Nominees

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Canada Express Entry draws on April 27. The federal department issued another record-breaking 829 invitations to provincial nominees or PNP candidates to apply for Canada PR. The latest Express Entry draws targeted domestic temporary workers or skilled workers in the federal pool who already received provincial nominations.

The increased Express Entry draw size resulted in a lower qualifying CRS score of 772. Candidates in the Express Entry pool successfully obtaining provincial nominations are eligible for a bonus of 600 CRS points, effectively getting invited to apply for permanent residence.

Record-breaking Draw Size 829 invitations to apply for Canada PR.
Lower Express Entry Cut-off Minimum CRS score required was 772.

Automatic addition of 600 points to their base human capital score, candidates effectively required only 172 points to qualify.

Tie-break rule applied? IRCC applies the tie-break rule to avoid disputes in the rankings under the express entry system. This is particularly helpful in cases where two or more candidates end up with the same CRS score.

No tie-break rule was applied.

Since September last year, IRCC has only held Canada Express Entry draws for PNP candidates, ignoring Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canada Experience Class candidates. However, IRCC may resume Express Entry Draws for FSWP & CEC in ‘early July’ of 2022.

Apply for Canada PR as Provincial Nominees

Immigration aspirants choose Canada because of its direct permanent residence pathway. A PR invitation through the provincial nomination route is not a direct pathway, however, is very effective to secure your chances of applying for Canada PR.

Canada has decided to cut Express Entry admissions in half for 2022 mainly due to increasing backlogs in the FSWP & CEC applications in the pool. However, intake levels will increase up to 111,500 by 2024.

Any prospective candidate who seeks to obtain permanent residence in Canada must register on Canada Express Entry online portal.

All the registered profiles are then assessed and ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points. The human capital criteria like

  • age,
  • education,
  • work experience outside Canada,
  • language proficiency in English/French,
  • spouse adaptability,
  • Canadian study experience, etc. are considered for evaluation purposes.

In absolute terms, Canada made about 156,000 permanent residence decisions between January 1st and March 31, 2022. In addition, IRCC processed over 100,000 work permit applications in the first quarter of 2022, about 50 per cent more than the same period last year.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for upcoming Express Entry draws and apply for Canada PR.

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