Our blog update for today, will be discussing the changes to Canada’s Express Entry draws.
Canada’s Express Entry may witness enormous transformations to handle the labour shortage issues in the country. According to reports, authorities will now give ITAs to prospects with distinctive work experience, education, language proficiencies etc.
Currently, in Canada, job vacancies are at their peak. A report suggested that the high immigration targets of Canada, including those via Express Entry programs, derive from various factors, including a current 5.7% job vacancy rate and to manage this, in 2023, Express Entry will be modified.
This transformation will affect the significance of a high CRS for candidates as targeted draws may consider additional factors more heavily.
PR Invites See An Abrupt Boost In The Latest Express Entry Draw
In Canada’s latest Express Entry draw, the IRCC issued 3,750 candidates invitations for permanent residency. This is an increment of 500 invitations issued during the last draw. The latest draw was the seventh all-program draw since they resumed on July 6.
In this all-program draw, the IRCC gave invitations to the following qualified candidates:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
And all programs that operate under the Express Entry system. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 504.
What Should You Know About the Latest Draw?
This is the third time in a row that IRCC sent exactly 500 invitations more compared to the previous draw.
The August 31 draw invited 2,750 candidates, and the September 14 draw invited 3,250 candidates.
Since the resumption of the Express Entry, it is also the lowest minimum CRS since all-program draws restarted. CRS scores have been dropping in increments from 557 on July 6.
During the first five draws, scores dropped by eight or nine points for each draw. The September 14 draw witnessed a decline of only six points, and the latest draw was the same.
Express Entry all-program draws were halted for more than18 months starting in December 2020 due to an application backlog due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions. Only CEC or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates were invited to apply during the hiatus. In September 2021, IRCC also halted CEC draws.
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