The most recent Express Entry draw for the Canadian Express Entry program was conducted on November 23. With the lowest CRS score of 491 for all programs, IRCC restarted the draw on July 26. 4750 individuals were invited to the latest draw. Candidates meeting the requirements were invited from the FSWP, CEC, and FSTP programs. Also, Express Entry is the framework for all of these initiatives.
December 2020 marked the end of the Express Entry draws for all programs. Due to COVID-19 regulations, there has been a backlog of applications, so the draws have been postponed. A limited number of invitations to apply were sent out to those from the CEC and Provincial Nomination Program. It is also important to note that in September 2021, the IRCC ceased conducting draws for the CEC.
A similar number of ITAs has been drawn as in the two previous draws, which took place on November 9 and October 26. As well as, CRS scores continue to drop by two to three points according to each round.
Modifications to the NOC
A new version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system, which is used to identify job titles and levels of knowledge of Express Entry candidates, was unveiled on November 16 by IRCC.
Training, education, experience, and responsibility (TEER) are considered when classifying vocations in accordance with the new method. Five new TEERS have been developed as a result of amending NOC 2016 skills levels 0-E.
The implementation of TEER has resulted in the inclusion of sixteen new occupations that are qualified for Express Entry, while the exclusion of three occupations. Certain prohibited professions may qualify for economic immigration through different legal channels, like provincial nominee programs. Tech, healthcare, and truck driving are amongst the industries targeted for the new occupations because Canada is currently suffering from a shortage of skilled workers.
The following 16 occupations have recently been added to the list.
- Admins responsible for payroll
- Assisting dentists and dental laboratory technicians
- Patient service associates, nurse assistants, and orderlies
- Technicians and assistants in pharmacy
- Teacher assistants in elementary and secondary schools
- Bailiffs and sheriffs
- Service officers in the correctional system
- By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
- Professionals in the fields of aesthetics, electrologist, and related fields
- Commercial and residential installers and service providers
- Fumigators and pest controllers
- Service providers and other repairers
- Truck drivers in the transportation industry
- Drivers of buses, subways, and other transit vehicles
- Operators of heavy equipment
- Assembly workers and aircraft assembly inspectors
2023 may see a change to Express Entry
CRS scores will be the primary determining factor in the issuance of ITAs under Express Entry in late 2022 and early 2023.
The newly passed Bill C-19 will make it possible for the IRCC to conduct targeted drawings beginning in 2023. Although, each time an ITA is drawn, the requirements may vary depending on Canada’s greatest economic need.
A person might be granted an ITA, for instance, depending on his or her profession, educational background, or language skills. These targeted draws would provide better opportunities for new permanent residents as well as address critical workforce shortages in Canada, said Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration.
Express Entry: What is it?
A digital immigration application system is managed by Express Entry using three crucial applications: CEC, FSTP, and FSWP. According to the Comprehensive Ranking System, candidates receive more points under this method. As well as invitations to apply for Canadian PR, candidates are also offered the opportunity to apply. Furthermore, the application status is determined by an immigration official after reviewing the entire application. A Canadian permanent resident who has had their application approved is regarded as a candidate.