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Posted on August 18 2022

Express Entry draw: 2,250 Canada immigration candidates invited

By Editor
Updated July 25 2023

Highlights of Express Entry draw held on August 17, 2022

  • An Express Entry draw for permanent residence was conducted on Aug 18, 2022.
  • In the draw, 2,250 Canada immigration candidates were invited.
  • The selected candidates can apply for a Canada PR Visa within 60 calendar days.

On August 17, 2022, an Express Entry draw was conducted to invite 2,250 Canada immigration candidates. These candidates were eligible to apply for a Canada PR visa. As per immigration rules, they are now required to lodge the application within 60 calendar days.

Here are the details of the Canada Express Entry draw:

Express Entry Draw #229
Date and time of round: August 17, 2022, at 13:43:47 UTC
Program: No Program Specified
No. of invitations issued: 2,250
Rank required to be invited to apply: 2,250 or above
CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 525
Tie-breaking rule: December 28, 2021, at 11:03:15 UTC

This was Canada’s fourth all-program draw conducted in 2022 since July 6. Express Entry is the most popular among Canada immigration pathways for skilled immigrants. In this draw, candidates were drawn from two streams of Express Entry namely FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program) and CEC (Canadian Experience Class).

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Ever since all-program draws were resumed in Canada on July 6, 2022, 7,500 potential immigrants were given the opportunity to apply for Canada PR. The trend of increasing the number of invited candidates with every draw and reducing the minimum CRS points requirement is great news for aspiring immigrants.

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The number of candidates has consistently increased by 250 individuals with each Express Entry draw. The decline in CRS points with each draw also has happened by 8 to 9 points. The minimum CRS required in the July 6 draw was 557. This has reduced to 525 in the August 17 draw.

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What’s new to expect from Express Entry in 2023?

  • While working to bring in more eligible foreign workers into the country to solve labor scarcity, Express Entry is also focusing on inviting more French-speaking candidates to live and work outside Quebec.
  • As per the present plan, Canada intends to invite 55,900 newcomers through Express Entry in 2022. This will increase to 111,500 by the closing of the year 2024.
  • IRCC is now mulling the prospect of conducting Express Entry draws that target specific skills and occupations. This will be a deviation from the present system that relies solely on a CRS score.
  • In the new scheme of things in Express Entry, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser will have a say in the decisions made on which categories of immigration candidates are invited.

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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