Since 6 July, Canada has conducted four draws for its entire Express Entry system.
In the recent draw, a total of 2250 invitations are issued to apply for permanent residents with a CRS cut-off of 525. Candidates from the both FSWP (Federal Skilled workers Program) and the CEC (Canadian Experience Class) seem to have been allowed to be invited because there was no requirement of any specific program for this recent draw.
Although all Express Entry programs draw was started again on 6 July. Invitations to submit applications for permanent residents have been extended to 7500 candidates. The minimum CRS score has been continually dropping each week between eight and nine points while the number of selected individuals has constantly climbed by 250 among each draw. Compared to the draw on July 6, which had a cutoff score of 557, the current cutoff score is 33 points lower. Comparing today’s CRS to the most recent draw on August 3, it has dropped by 8 points.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions on Canada’s border, IRCC suspended Express Entry draws for more than 18 months. During this time, only those who qualify for permanent residence through the PNP – (Provincial Nominee Program), as well as CEC will be able to get the invitation to submit the application. But in September 2021, CEC draws were also suspended.
Express Entry will undergo changes in 2023
By addressing the demands of the labor market, Express Entry intends to identify talented people, particularly immigrants who speak French outside of Quebec, who are most suited to fill gaps in Canada’s workforce. In 2022 Canada expects to accept 55,900 permanent citizens through Express Entry, and by the end of 2024, this number will have skyrocketed to 111,500.
Since the candidates have already achieved a minimum standard of eligibility based on their CRS score, IRCC can review requests more quickly by inviting individuals through Express Entry. The IRCC hopes to handle software innovations within six months now though the draws have restarted.
Instead of depending exclusively on a CRS score, IRCC is now contemplating organizing Express Entry draws that focus on particular talents and professions in the future. By doing this Canada would be able to select more migrants who are well suited for employment.
Fraser explained that the objective is to “maximize the impact that an immigrant can make in their communities so that they are well prepared for successes when they reach. ” I anticipate that retention rates may increase as a result of people entering positions where they are more aware of the possibilities because of their ability to apply. This was the basis of the invitation.
Express Entry: What is it?
The application for FSWP – (Federal Skilled Workers Program), CEC – (the Canadian Experience Class), and FSTP – (the Federal Skilled Trade Programs) is controlled through the Express Entry system. Aspirants who are in the pool of Express Entry are already qualified for one of these programs.
Express Entry uses a points-based algorithm known as the Comprehensive Ranking Method (CRS) to rate prospective candidates. Top-scoring candidates are able to receive an Invitation to submit the application for a Canadian PR visa.
After the applicant submits the application, an IRCC representative reviews it before making a determination. Biometric data will be requested, and the officer may also schedule a meeting or ask for extra paperwork. That person would then be a permanent resident of Canada and if successful would be one step closer to getting citizenship in Canada.