In A New Express Entry Draw, Canada Issued 4,750 Invitations To The Candidates
Canada conducted its recent all-program express entry draw on 9th November, 2022. This is the tenth draw since the draws resumed on the 6th of July, 2022.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to 4,750 Canadian applicants with a least Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 494. Qualified applicants were invited from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). All these are programs that run under the Express Entry system.
The express entry all-programs were paused for more than 18 months from December 2020. At this pause, the applicants from the CEC or PNP only were issued ITA(Invitations to Apply). Due to the application backlog caused by the Corona pandemic travel limitations, all the draws were paused. As well, the IRCC paused the draws for CEC in September 2021.
This draw is the second in a row to invite 4,750 applicants, consistent with the draw held on October 26. There was also a decline of only two points in the least CRS, down from 496, the lowest drop since all-program draws recommenced.
Express Entry Invitations Breakdown
Also, the recent IRCC shows how ITAs have been issued across all Express Entry programs since draws restarted on July 6. Through express entry, a total of 26,250 applicants have got invitations.
Most of the claimants (around 13,774) are from the CEC. Qualified applicants in this program will previously have a minimum of one year of living or working in Canada within 3 years of their application date and have a CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) score of 5 for NOC B occupations or CLB 7 for NOC skill level 0 or A jobs. The remaining invitations are nearly equally split among the FSWP, 6,154, and Express Entry candidates through the PNP at 6322. Under the FSTP, no applicants have received invitations.
2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan
IRCC released the immigration levels plan 2023-2025, on November 1. This acts as the guide for immigration programs across all business lines and provides aims for the number of immigrants who will be approved permanent resident status. by the end of 2025, the 2023-2025 plan targets up to 500,000 new permanent residents in Canada every year.
Through the express entry draw, 82,880 immigrants will be admitted to Canada as permanent residents. 109,020 is the target for 2024, and 114,000 is the goal for 2025, or roughly one-fifth of Canada’s total immigration goals. These targets highlight the importance that Canada places on economic immigration in the face of Canada’s current labor shortage. Immigration accounts for as much as 90% of labor force growth in Canada and population growth of around 75%.
The targets for Express Entry applicants are the second maximum among economic immigration programs, exceeded by the PNP only.
About The Express Entry Draw
Express entry is a system that handles the applications for the below-mentioned Canadian immigration programs:
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants in the Express Entry pool are previously eligible for a minimum of one of these programs. Additionally, the express entry uses a point-based system that is known as the CRS to rank the profiles of the claimants. The applicants with high scores are eligible to get an ITA and then can apply for PR.
An IRCC officer will evaluate the application and determine if they are approved after the candidates apply. Once this process is done and approved, now the aspirant can become a Canadian PR and a step nearby to become a citizen.
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