Canada Express Entry PNP Draw invites 636 immigration candidates

Express Entry CEC Draw Canada
  • June 23, 2022

In the June 22 Express Entry draw, Canada issued 636 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Provincial Nominee Program candidates.  PNP participants were required to have a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 752 points, 44 lower than in the previous draw.

The minimum score was relatively high due to the fact that Express Entry candidates receive 600 points automatically when they receive a provincial nomination. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidates would have had 152 base points.

A tie-breaking rule was implemented in the latest draw April 19, 2022 at 13:45:45 UTC. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations.

So far, Canada has invited 9,365 PNP candidates in 2022.

IRCC issued a record 114,431 ITAs in 2021, all to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and PNP candidates. It beat the previous record of 107,350 set in 2020.

In 2022, this was the 13th round of Express Entry invitations and the 225th round in total.


How soon will CEC and FSWP recommence?

In an effort to combat a chronic labour shortage, Canada will resume Express Entry draws for  Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades candidates in early July.

On April 22, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced that the federal high-skilled backlog had been cut by more than half, from nearly 112,000 in September 2021 to 48,000 in March 2022. By July, the backlog is expected to drop further.

It means that Canada can once again start issuing Invitations to Apply to skilled worker candidates both already in the country and from overseas. Since fall 2021, ITAs have only been issued to Provincial Nominee Program candidates.

New applications received from July will be processed within six months in the vast majority of cases, Fraser said in April.



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