IRCC Renewed the Express Entry Draws for FSW, CEC and FST candidates on July 6th!
In the first six months of 2022, Canada issued the lowest number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in the history of its flagship Express Entry selection system as the Government of Canada attempted to clear the backlog affecting its entire immigration program. The first half of 2022 will be remembered as the era Express Entry went on vacation since Canada turned to its pool of previously submitted applications to provide a steady stream of new permanent residents towards its goal of approximately 432,000 newcomers this year.
On June 21, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that IRCC would finally resume all-program draws on July 6. He also promised to return to the six months service standard. The last draw for FSW and FST happened in December 2020 and then it was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The same happened to CEC draws in September 2021 due to an increased processing backlog.
Canada has been facing a massive challenge in keeping skilled workers. And this has been an issue since the Covid-19 period.
Important Update about the Express Entry.
Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has confirmed that the IRCC Renewed the Express Entry draws will be reopened on the 6th July 2022.
Starting on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, qualified candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residency from the following programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program
- Federal Skilled Trades Program
- Canadian Experience Class
Check your eligibility for Express Entry
Which programs are included in Express Entry?
Three various Express Entry programs are geared for candidates with different work experience, language and education qualifications, and NOC skill codes. Express Entry is an online system used to manage immigration applications submitted in the pool for skilled workers.
There are three kinds of immigration programs managed through Express Entry which are given below:
1. Canadian Experience Class
The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is for skilled workers who have Canadian work experience and want to become permanent residents.
2. Federal Skilled Worker
The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) program is for skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently.
3. Federal Skilled Trades Program
The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade.
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