Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an all-program Express Entry draw on August 17. Canada issued a record 2,250 invitations to apply (ITA) with a qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 525 points.
August 17 draw is the fourth all-program Express Entry since July 06, as it resumes after a gap of nearly 18 months.
Canada invites registered Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency who qualifies for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canada Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP), or with successful provincial nominations.
|OVERVIEW OF EXPRESS ENTRY LATEST DRAWS #229|
|Record-breaking Draw Size||2,250 invitations to apply for Canada PR|
|Lower Express Entry Cut-off||Minimum CRS score required was 525|
|Is the Tie-break rule applied?||Profiles registered on or before August 17, 2022, at 13:43:47 UTC were invited.
This is particularly helpful in cases where two or more candidates end up with the same CRS score.
IRCC even targeted the newest profiles registered as close to August 17 or before. This is a major development towards bringing down the standard processing time for Express Entry candidates to about six months after the disruption caused by the pandemic.
Anybody with work experience in popular in-demand occupations like Health, Business, Finance, Sales, or Engineering/IT has a good chance of qualifying for Canada PR.
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Advantage for International Students Under the Canada Express Entry
Thanks to the latest update from IRCC, Express Entry candidates will now be eligible for Canadian educational credential points for programs completed online between March 2020 and August 2022.
Normally, online education does not count for CRS points if more than 50% of the program was completed through distance learning.
The latest Express Entry reform relaxes evaluating rules for candidates who studied online during the pandemic.
The report reads the new measure applies to those who earned a Canadian degree, diploma, or certificate online during the eligibility period – March 2020 and August 2022.
These candidates may now be eligible for CRS points even if the program was entire: completed online, from outside Canada, or through part-time studies.
Additionally, thousands of expired PGWP holders can now extend their open work permit status by an additional 18 months. This will also help them transition to permanent residence and will allow them to continue working in Canada while they wait.
How to qualify for Canada PR via Express Entry?
Immigration in Canada means obtaining permanent residency.
After registration of profiles online, the profiles are assessed and ranked based on the CRS score.
Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points. The human capital criteria like
- work experience outside Canada,
- language proficiency in English/French,
- spouse adaptability,
- Canadian study experience, etc. are considered for evaluation purposes.
Those invited for permanent residence have 60 days to submit their applications to IRCC. IRCC aims to process most applications within 6 months or less.
To get determine unique chances and eligibility for immigration, book a free appointment with CanApprove. We are not just any immigration consultants but registered agents with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).