Canada Invited 1750 Candidates to Apply for Canada PR


Canada PR: In the past few years, Canada has become the hotspot of immigration for Indian immigrants. Recently Canada announced to resume its all-program Express Entry Draws.

Express Entry is one of the quickest and most popular Canada immigration routes for Canada PR ambitious immigrants. Canada welcomed 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence status on July 20. It was a historic day for all aspiring immigrants.

After a break of 18 months, IRCC organised its second all-program draw. Canada is on track to receive 55,900 immigrants through Express Entry in 2022, aiming to increase to 111,500 by 2024.

Since it was an all-program draw, individuals from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) were invited in the majority.

The minimum CRS cut-off requirement for this draw was 542. This CRS cut-off is 15 points lower than the minimum cut-off score for the last all-program draw, which was held on July 6. Furthermore, Canada sent out 250 more invitations in this round than it did in the previous round.

After an 18-month delay, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited only qualified individuals for immigration through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

In the all-program Express Entry Draw, IRCC evaluates applicants in the Express Entry pool using CRS, regardless of which program they are eligible for. Before the pandemic, most Express Entry draws were not program-specific, meaning that applicants who fulfilled the minimum CRS for any Express Entry program might obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

IRCC ran PNP and CEC draws every two weeks between January 2021 and September 2021. After September 21, 2021, IRCC no longer invited CEC applicants since estimated application processing durations exceeded the six-month norm.

Although the IRCC has returned to holding all-program draws, more changes to the Express Entry system are on the way. The modifications outlined in the recently enacted Bill C-19 are set to take effect in early 2023. Once implemented, IRCC will be able to arrange targeted draws in which Express Entry candidates would be invited to apply based on a specific economic purpose. Candidates may be invited based on their employment, educational background, language skills, or other aspects that correlate to labour market demands.

As mentioned earlier, Express Entry is one of the fastest Canada immigration routes. It is an online application management system wherein it manages the three economic class immigration programs, i.e., the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). 

Candidates in the Express Entry pool are ranked using the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System), a point-based methodology. Candidates who receive the best scores are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and can then apply for permanent residency.

Following the application, an IRCC official evaluates the application and makes a decision. The officer will seek biometrics and may schedule an interview or request other documentation. When the application is granted, the applicant receives a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (CoPR). In the end, you are required to finish the landing procedure and become a permanent resident of Canada.