Canada continues to increase ITAs in the latest Express Entry draw

IRCC Invites Candidates to 5th Draw for All Programs Since July

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) hosted the fifth Express Entry Drawing for all programs since July 6th.
The IRCC issued 2,750 Invitations to Apply (ITA) with a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 516. Express Entry is one of Canada’s primary immigration routes for eligible newcomers.
No program was specified for this draw. This meant we were able to invite candidates for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).

The IRCC has suspended Express Entry draws in all programs for over 18 months from December 2020. During this time, only eligible candidates for permanent residency under the CEC or state nominee programs (PNP) were invited to apply. However, the CEC draw has also been suspended for him in September 2021.

The suspension of the lottery was in response to the overwhelming number of permanent residency applications filed while his global COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. During this time, Canadian borders were closed and travel regulations changed frequently.
This draw is the largest increase in ITA by 500 since drawing resumed for all programs on July 6th. To date, the number of candidates receiving the ITA has grown by exactly 250 with each draw. For example, in the first draw in July he was invited with 1,500 candidates, and in the second draw he was invited with 1,750 candidates. Also, the minimum CRS score has been steadily declining, dropping 8-9 points with each draw. The initial minimum CRS score was 557.
looking ahead

IRCC plans to make major changes to Express Entry in 2023. This gives the Department of State the authority to issue ITAs targeted at people with specific work experience, training, or language skills that they believe are suitable to support Canada’s economy and workforce. This means that CRS results may not matter in future draws.

On stage at the Collision technical conference in June, his Immigration Commissioner Sean Fraser explained the rationale behind the proposal, stating: It will start full-scale operation and have a big impact on the economy. “

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