[Updated]: Canada Express Entry Draw Resumed for All Programs

September 7, 2022 Jessie Butchley

This article was originally published on 7 July 2022 and was updated on 22 July 2022, 23 August 2022 and 6 September 2022 to reflect new information.  

6 September 2022 Update: The government of Canada conducted an Express Entry draw for all programs on 31 August 2022. These programs include the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  

From this draw, 2,750 candidates were invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence under the Express Entry program. The comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was set to 516. Applicants who receive an ITA have 60 days to complete an Express Entry application for permanent residence in Canada. For additional information on applying for permanent residence under the Express Entry system, check here.   


This article was originally published on 7 July 2022 and was updated on 22 July 2022 and 23 August 2022 to reflect new information.  

23 August 2022 Updates: The government of Canada conducted an Express Entry draw for all programs on 17 August 2022. These programs include the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  

From this draw, 2,250 candidates were invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence under the Express Entry program. The comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was set to 525. Applicants who receive an ITA have 60 days to complete an Express Entry application for permanent residence in Canada. For additional information on applying for permanent residence under the Express Entry system, check here.  


This article was originally published on 7 July 2022 and was updated on 22 July 2022 to reflect new information.  

22 July 2022 Update: The government of Canada conducted an Express Entry draw for all programs on 20 July 2022. These programs include the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  

From this draw, 1,750 candidates were invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence under the Express Entry program. The comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was set to 542. Applicants who receive an ITA have 60 days to complete an Express Entry application for permanent residence in Canada. For additional information on applying for permanent residence under the Express Entry system, check here.   

Express Entry draws were reintroduced on 6 July 2022 after some programs had temporarily been shut down due to COVID-19 related health concerns. Draws are expected to take place approximately every two weeks.  


Key Points  

  • The government of Canada resumed its draw for candidates for all programs under the Express Entry system  

Overview  

The government of Canada reintroduced the Express Entry draw for all programs on 6 July 2022. These programs will include the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).  

From this draw, 1,500 candidates were invited to apply (ITA) for permanent residence under the Express Entry program. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was set to 557 points. CRS points are awarded based on the applicants' skills, education level, language abilities and work experience. Applicants who received an ITA will have 60 days to complete an Express Entry application for permanent residence in Canada. For additional information on applying for permanent residence under the Express Entry system, check here.  

What are the Changes?  

The government of Canada resumed its draw from the Express Entry application pool on 6 July 2022. Some of the programs, including the FSWP and the FSTP were temporarily shut down in 2020 due to entry health concerns that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic. The CEC program has been on hold since September 2021.  

Looking Ahead  

Prior to the pandemic, draws took place every two weeks. However, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada department (IRCC) has not yet announced whether draws will continue to take place every two weeks. Continue to check the government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  


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Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.

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Jessie is Envoy's Global Immigration Writer.

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