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Posted on July 07 2022

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

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Updated November 01 2023

Key Aspects about the Express Entry draw:

  • On July 6, 2022, Canada has resumed its first all-program Express Entry draw
  • The draw issued 1,500 ITAs with a minimum CRS score of 557 points
  • Canada has issued 10,865 invitations in 2022 summing it up to the 226th draw
  • All-program draws have resumed because of reducing the backlog of high-skilled applications

Overview

After two years of break, Canada has resumed its first all-program Express Entry draw after 19 months issuing 1500 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the overseas candidates on July 6, 2022, which needs a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 557 points.

*Check your eligibility criteria with the help of the Y-Axis Canada Immigration Points Calculator.

First All-Program Express Entry Draw in 2022

On July 6, 2022, Canada re-executed its first all-program Express Entry draw after 19 months inviting 1,500 overseas candidates needing a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 557 points.

Canada has issued 10,865 invitations summing it up to the 14th round of invitations and 226th draw in 2022.

Details of the July 6, 2022 all-program draw

Date of the draw Number of invitations issued Minimum CRS score
July 6, 2022 1500 557

 

All-program Express Entry draw in 2020

Previously, Canada conducted an all-program draw on December 23, 2020, issuing 5000 ITAs. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has paused holding the all-program and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draws because of the rapid increase in the backlog of applications.

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Details of the 2020 all-program draw

Date of the draw Number of invitations issued Minimum CRS score
December 23, 2020 5,000 468

 

Build-up of backlog of applications

Reducing the backlog of high-skilled applications is the primary reason for the all-program draws to resume. Here on, the new applications under the latest invitations will be processed within six months and a 60-day window for the candidates to submit their applications.

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In 2021,  all the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and PNP candidates received 1,14,431 ITAs issued by the IRCC, breaking the record of 1,07,350 in 2020.

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As per the announcement from Canada Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser...  

Sean Fraser, the Immigration Minister, announced the federal high-skilled backlog that was decreased by half, from nearly 112,000 in September 2021 to 48,000 in March 2022. The backlog has dropped further since then.

*To get more updates, follow the Y-Axis blog page...

This indicates that Canada can resume issuing Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to skilled worker candidates living within or outside Canada.

Planning to Migrate to Canada from Australia? Get guidance from Y-Axis, the leading Overseas Consultant in Australia.

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