IRCC Records Increasing Express Entry Draw Size And Decreasing CRS Score In October 2022

IRCC Records Increasing Express Entry Draw Size And Decreasing CRS Score In October 2022

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new all-program Express Entry draw on October 12. The number of invitations to apply (ITA) increased to 4,250 with a slight decrease in the qualifying Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of 500 points.  

Canada invited registered Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency who qualified under Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canada Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP), or with successful provincial nominations in this draw. 

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

October 12 draw is the eighth all-program Express Entry since July 06, after Canada resumed it after a gap of nearly 18 months. 

Record-breaking Draw Size 4,250 invitations to apply for Canada PR 
Lower Express Entry Cut-off  Minimum CRS score required was 500
Is the Tie-break rule applied?  Profiles registered on or before October 10, 2022, 17:10:53 UTC were invited. 

This is particularly helpful in cases where two or more candidates end up with the same CRS score. 

A common trend among all the draws since resuming is a consistent increase in draw size and a decline in qualifying scores to accommodate more profiles. This has led to a decrease in the Canadian immigration application backlog.  

Fill in this free online assessment to know more about your eligibility for various other immigration programs.  

Upcoming Changes to the Express Entry System in 2023

So far in 2022, Canada has issued invitations to over 30,000 immigrants under FSWP, CEC & FSTP programs.

IRCC is planning to close labor force gaps by introducing some changes to Express Entry draws. The department is expected to issue ITAs to individuals with specific work experience, education, or language ability. The occupation group choice would depend on Canada’s prevailing market demand. 

This will have an impact on the relevance of CRS scores in some instances and they may become less vital in some future draws. 

You can get in touch with our expert consultants to know your chances of qualifying. 

Self-Employed Physicians Can Apply Under Express Entry for PR

Until now, physicians or doctors who practice in Canada could not qualify for Express Entry programs since they were considered self-employed. 

Being self-employed in Canada for the purpose of gaining work experience did not make them eligible for most economic immigration pathways, including Express Entry. 

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently announced new measures to enable physicians to apply under Express Entry and directly qualify for Canadian permanent residency. 

However, if you’re self-employed with at least one year of work experience in your home country, you can still apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry program.

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 

  • age, 
  • education, 
  • 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). 

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