With a cut-off score of 516 for the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), IRCC granted 2,750 invitations to apply (ITA). One of Canada’s primary visa routes for skilled immigrants is Express Entry.
Beginning in December 2020, the IRCC suspended all Express Entry lotteries for a period of more than 18 months. Only those individuals were required to apply throughout this time who qualified for permanent resident status through the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). But in September 2021, CEC draws were also suspended.
The global COVID-19 pandemic was already in full flow when the selections were paused due to an excessive quantity of permanent residency requests. Canada’s border was closed during this period, and immigration policies were constantly altered.
Since all-program draws commenced on July 6, this draw has had the biggest gain in ITAs, up by 500. Up to today’s draw, every draw saw an increase of precisely 250 candidates earning ITAs. For instance, 1,500 candidates were called to the first July draw, 1,750 to the second, and so on. The lowest CRS score has likewise been decreased, losing between eight and nine points with each draw. The starting CRS score cutoff was 557.
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Trades Program(FSTP), and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), all use Express Entry as their applicant management system (FSTP). Applicants for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the Express Entry pool are now qualified for a minimum of one of these schemes.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a points-based system used by Express Entry, ranks prospective candidates. The highest-scoring applicants are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA), after which they can submit a permanent residency application.
An IRCC official evaluates the application after the applicant submits it before a decision is made. In addition to requesting biometrics, the officer could arrange an interview or demand other paperwork.
The applicant will then be a permanent resident of the country and one step closer to obtaining Canadian citizenship if this is successful.
In 2023, IRCC plans to make significant changes to Express Entry which might give the ministry the power to grant ITAs to people who fit into particular occupational, educational, or linguistic groupings that it considers will be advantageous to support Canada’s economy and the job market. This implies that in some upcoming draws, CRS ratings might not be as significant.
On the platform, at the technology conference Collision in June, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser provided justification for this idea by saying, “If we can project talents that are required over the next 20 to 30 years, we can introduce people who could really start off running and have a huge economic effect.”
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