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Posted on August 04 2022

Express Entry draw: 2,000 candidates invited to apply for Canada PR

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of 228th Express Entry draw

  • The Express Entry draw held on August 3, 2022, had 2,000 immigration candidates invited.
  • The selected candidates were offered the opportunity to apply for a Canada PR visa.
  • Canada is in need of skilled foreign nationals to join the workforce of Canada and add to its society.

On August 3, 2022, 2,000 Canada immigration candidates were invited through an Express Entry draw to apply for a Canada PR visa. Here are the details of the draw:

Express Entry draw #228
Program No program specified
No. of invitations issued 2,000
Rank required to be invited to apply 2,000th or above
Date and time of round August 03, 2022, at 15:16:24 UTC
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited 533
Tie-breaking rule

January 06, 2022, at 14:29:50 UTC

If 2 or more candidates have the lowest score the cut-off score is determined on the basis of the date and time, they submitted their profiles Express Entry.

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The Express Entry draws held in 2022, are as follows:

Draw No. Date Immigration Program No. of candidates invited Cut-off score
228 August 3, 2022 No program specified 2000 533
227 July 20, 2022 No program specified 1750 542
226 July 6, 2022 No program specified 1500 557
225 June 22, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 636 752
224 June 8, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 932 796
223 May 25, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 590 741
222 May 11, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 545 753
221 April 27, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 829 772
220 April 13, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 787 782
219 March 30, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 919 785
218 March 16, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 924 754
217 March 2, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1047 761
216 February 16, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1082 710
215 February 2, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1070 674
214 January 19, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 1036 745
213 January 5, 2022 Provincial Nominee Program 392


Candidates who received an ITAs (invitation to apply) on or after June 29, 2021, have to submit their application for a Canada PR visa within 60 days.

In case the candidates decline an ITA, they will be re-entered into the Express Entry candidate pool. They would be considered for selection in future rounds of invitations for Canada immigration if they still have their eligibility intact.

Also read: A recap of Canada Express Entry draws that took place in July 2022

The cut-off score in Express Entry draws varies from one round of invitations to another. If the candidate’s score isn’t high enough, they might not receive an invitation to apply for Canada PR again. In certain cases, they may have to take steps to receive an ITA yet again. They may thus have to:

  • Update their Express Entry profile
  • Improve their score

There isn’t any guarantee that they will be invited to apply for Canada PR again. However, if they choose to re-enter the pool after declining an ITA, it won't affect whether or not they are invited to apply at a later date.

Also read: Do you know how CRS scores in Canada Express Entry matter for immigration?

If they don't decline an invitation and they fail to apply within 60 days, the ITA will meet its expiry. Their profile will be removed from the Express Entry candidate pool. To be considered in future Express Entry draws they will have to:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria
  • Fill out and submit a new profile to the express entry system
  • Be accepted into the pool again

If you are willing to migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the leading immigration and career consultant in the UAE.

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