Canada invites 636 PNP applicants through Express Entry as Minister provides date for upcoming all-program draw
In a recent interview, the immigration minister stated that the IRCC plans to resume all-program Express Entry draws on July 6.
On June 22, Canada invited 636 PNP Applicants through Express Entry to submit applications for Permanent Residence.
All invited candidates had already been nominated by a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and scored at least 752 on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Since applicants for Express Entry automatically receive an additional 600 points when they receive a provincial nomination, the required minimum score was comparatively high. The candidates with the lowest scores would have had 152 base points without the nomination.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 932 Express Entry applicants having scores of at least 796 in the previous draw.
This PNP draw might be the last one?
At the Collision Conference in Toronto, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser stated that the IRCC "tentatively" plans to resume all-program draws on July 6.
Fraser stated in April that Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates will once again get Express Entry invites by early July, although Fraser did not specify a timeframe at the time.
The IRCC has only conducted draws for PNP candidates since September 2021. To decrease the Express Entry backlog, which was made worse by the pandemic, IRCC has temporarily halted draws for CEC and FSWP applicants.
Since the announcement, IRCC's application inventory for the three Express Entry programs has increased. It has 31,603 as of June 1 as opposed to 40,889 at the end of April.
Even though all-program draws might resume in two weeks, the PNP draws might not be completely over. The IRCC occasionally conducted PNP-only draws prior to the epidemic. According to IRCC, the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) is crucial to assisting the economic development of all Canadian regions.
Furthermore, Bill C-19, which will enable IRCC to invite individuals whose profiles meet the government's economic priorities, is close to being approved by the Canadian Parliament. For candidates who work in a field where there is a shortage of labor, the government might, as an example, arrange draws for those in that field.
The number of ITA's issued in the time period of January 1 to June 22 in the year 2021 was over 80,000. As compared to the last year number of invitations to apply drastically decreased to only above 10,000 in the year 2022 for the same time period.
Moreover, the cutoff CRS score for this year's 10 express entry draws was also quite high, all of them being above 700 points.
Express Entry: What is it?
The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are Canada's three most popular immigration programs. Express Entry is the application management system for these three programs. Candidates for the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) who are in the Express Entry pool have already met the requirements for at least one of these categories.
The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), a points-based system used by Express Entry, ranks candidate profiles. The highest-scoring applicants are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA), after which they can submit a Permanent Residency application.
An Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) official evaluates the application after the candidate submits it before making a decision. In addition to requesting biometrics, the officer could schedule an interview or ask for other documentation.
A Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) is issued by IRCC if the application is approved. The landing process can then be finished by approved permanent residents. They can obtain pre-arrival programs to support them in taking the initial steps of settling in Canada if they are outside of Canada.
What is Express Entry's age limit?
For Express Entry applicants, there is no upper age limit. The applicants who are 20 to 29 years old, however, receive the highest age-related points. If you are over 35 years old and have a high level of education or networks in Canada, your points may be compensated.
What is the time frame for Express Entry?
It takes around 6 months from the time your Express Entry profile is submitted until you are granted a PR visa. How long it will take, though, will vary from case to case. It should be mentioned that if you haven't received your ITA, your EE profile is active in the pool of candidates for a year.
What happens if your profile is still not picked a year later?
For a full year, the pool will still accept your profile. In the event that you are not chosen, you are still allowed to submit your profile again. You must submit the whole application of documents as needed within 60 days of receiving the ITA. Once the authorities have your complete application, your permanent resident visa should be processed in six months or less.
Can I apply for Express Entry more than once?
No, the same candidate cannot submit two Express Entry applications simultaneously. If you are married and your spouse is qualified, you can submit your profile together with them because, in some cases, you are allowed to have two profiles for the same family. You can resubmit your profile and continue to be in the Express Entry pool for another 12 months if after that time you have not received your ITA. You can repeat this as often as necessary.
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