The CRS score of 504 seems to be lower than the previous draw. The seventh all-program draw was held on September 28, 2022

Highlights of the Draw

  • Seventh all programs have been drawn by IRCC
  • 3750 candidates are issued with ITA’s 
  • The minimum CRS score was 504 
  • Candidates from the CEC, FSWP and the FSTP were considered and given invitations 

Comparative Lookout Over the Number of Invitations Issued

This draw is found to be the third consecutive time where there is a constant increase of 500 invitations compared to the last all-program draw.

To know it precisely in numbers, 

September 14th Draw – 3250 candidates 

August 31st Draw – 2750 candidates

Comparative Lookout of CRS Scores with Previous Draws

The CRS scores have recently continued to show a declining trend since the first all-program draw which was held on July 6. The minimum score for the first all-program draw was 557 and the recent draw concluded with a minimum of 504.

The past draws have shown a decrease of 8-9 points but the September 14 draw has a decrease of just 6 points which is the same for the current draw too.

Know About the Long Hold on the all- Program Draw Since December 2020

The express entry draws for all the significant programs were on hold for about 18 months. This was mainly due to Covid -19 travel restrictions that led to many backlogs of applications. But during this pause phase, candidates from CEC or PNP alone were issued permanent resident invitations. Later IRCC also stopped these draws in September 2021. 

Back to Normal: Reduction in Backlog of Applications

The recent data from IRCC shows the reality of applications that was locked up to millions, the data rightly delivers the number as a reduction from 2.7 million to 2.6 million. This improvement has consequently reduced the Express entry application that were waiting to be processed.

It was 51,616 in the month of July and it turned to 40,180 at the month end of August. In six weeks, it showed a drastic decrease of around 10,000 applications.

Most of the applications on the current track are PNP applications through enhanced nominations. As per IRCC reports, the PNP applications aligned with an express entry have decreased and the applications of so-called base PNPs where candidates directly apply to a province have increased.

Current Status of the Year 2022

No of invitations issued: 28,039

Canada targets to welcome 4,32,000 immigrants by the end of this year.

Increased Job vacancies

Canada’s immigration targets are hugely leveled up due to the shortage of skilled workers and the job vacancy rate stands high at 5.7%. The shortage seems to increase invariably just because of the country’s demographic status in the upcoming decade.

Plans for 2023

To curb the labor shortage, Express entry tries to modify the system of choosing candidates in the next year. IRCC would be advised to issue the invitations to applicants with specific work experience, education, plus required language abilities. Simply the choice will lean towards the well-versed candidates who can support the country’s labor force. This change will consider the other important factors lowering the importance of CRS. 

Know About Express Entry

The application management system uses a point based known as the CRS Comprehensive Ranking System to invite candidates, the high-scoring candidates receive an ITA to apply for permanent residency.

This is applicable to Canada’s three major Immigration programs the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

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