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Posted on July 21 2022

Canada increases ITAs to 1,750, CRS drops to 542 - Express Entry Draw

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Updated November 01 2023

Highlights about Express Entry Draw

  • 1,750 invitations to apply (ITAs) are sent to the candidates in a new all-program Express Entry draw after pausing for 19 months
  • The second draw happened on July 20, 2022, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score that was required for this was 542 points, which was 15 points less than the previous draw
  • In 2022, Canada granted a total of 12,615 invitations to apply (ITAs). Besides two draws, rest of the candidates were welcomed using Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Under Express Entry program in 2022, this is considered the 16th round of invitation and regarded as the overall 227th round

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Latest Draw using Express Entry

After 19 months, Canada resumed all-program Express Entry draws and issued 1,750 invitations to Apply (ITAs) in its second draw held on July 20.

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The minimum score for Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is 542 points, which is 15 less than a previous draw.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) states that the current applications have been following the latest invitations and are getting processed in just six months. Applicants will have a wait of 60-day window to submit their applications.

Also read… Canada restarts first All-Program Express Entry Draw issuing 1,500 ITAs

Express Entry Round-up June 2022

The following table depicts the current Express Entry draw:

Date Number of candidates invited Minimum CRS score
July 20, 2022 1,740 542

So far, Canada has invited 12,615 invitations this year. These Invitations to Apply (ITAs) are out of two draws which were intended for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates. IRCC used Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and PNP candidates beating the previous year.

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Number of invitations Year
12,615 2022
114,431 2021
107,350 2020

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The new draw has seen a tie-breaking rule that was implemented on December 30, 2021. When one or more candidates have the minimum CRS score, then the Express Entry profiles that have been submitted before this date and time obtain the invitations.

Also read… Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

It was the 16th round of invitations using Express Entry system this year and considered as the 227th round on the whole.

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Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has declared the backlog of Federal high-skilled application which were piled for nearly 112,000 in September 2021 to 48,000 in March 2022. Though there is a decrease in the piling up of these highly skilled backlogs; but yet it is not resolved.

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