IRCC Invited 932 Candidates through Express Entry

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IRCC Invited 932 Candidates through Express Entry

On June 8, 2022, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 932 Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the new PNP-targeted draw. In round #224, the cut-off score was 796 points, 55 points more compared to the previous PNP draw. 

The tie-breaking rule for this round was October 10, 2021, at 17:13:17 UTC. As of June 3, 2022, there are 215,316 profiles registered in the Express Entry pool, 4,223 fewer compared to the previous update. In 2022, Canada issued 10,152 ITAs through Express Entry.

IRCC issued a record 114,431 ITAs in 2021, all to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and PNP candidates. It beat the previous record of 107,350 set in 2020.

The newest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on October 10, 2021, at 1.13 pm EST. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations. 

Canada holds another PNP-specific draw. This is the largest round of invitations to be held since March this year.

Express Entry Draw #224 – June 8, 2022
Invitations issued932
Invited fromProvincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Minimum score cutoffCRS 796
In 2022 so far –               ●    Total draws: 12               ●    Total invitations: 10,152
IRCC Invited 932 Candidates through Express Entry

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada have been focused on clearing the present significant backlog before it resumes issuing ITAs in larger numbers.

Canada Has So far Issued 9,365 Invitations, All to PNP Candidates, in 2022

This is the highest-ranked based on its scores allotted on the invited 1,200-point Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) matrix. As on June 6, 2022, there were a total of 215,316 profiles in the IRCC Express Entry pool of candidates. Of these, only 922 were in the CRS 601 to 1,200 ranges.

A nomination through any of the Express Entry linked streams under the PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) is worth CRS 600 ‘extra’ points. With the CRS 600 points for PNP nomination alone, Provincial Nominee Program-specific Express Entry rounds generally tend to have a higher minimum CRS requirement.

For example, the lowest CRS score required is 796 in the latest Express Entry draw. If you take into account CRS 600 points of PNP nomination, the human capital factor score would have been only 196.

The new 16 occupations to be eligible for Express Entry

National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2021 will come into effect in November, allowing the following 16 occupations to become eligible for Express Entry:

  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants;
  • Payroll administrators;
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates;
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants;
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants;
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs;
  • Correctional service officers;
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers;
  • Estheticians, electrologists, and related occupations;
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers;
  • Pest controllers and fumigators;
  • Transport truck drivers;
  • Other repairers and services;
  • Bus drivers, subway operators, and other transit operators;
  • Heavy equipment operators; and
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors.

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