This Latest Draw is the Eighth All-Program Draw Since July 6
Since the time the all-program draw was resumed on July 6, this is the eighth consecutive time IRCC is conducting draws for the express entry candidates. The draw took place on the 12th of October, 2022.
The invitations were given to 4250 candidates whose score was 500 minimum; the candidates from three different programs were all invited, those Canadian programs include the (CEC) Canadian Experience Class, (FSWP) Federal skilled worker Program, and (FSTP) Federal Skilled Trades Program.
These draws were paused for about 18 months since December 2020 and in this pause phase, only candidates from CEC and PNP were allowed to have invitations to apply for permanent residence. This major pause was due to the backlog of applications that were raised during the pandemic (Covid -19) restrictions imposed on travelling. But sooner in September 2021, the draws for CEC were also paused.
Highlights of the Draw
- The draw has invited or attracted candidates with lower CRS scores
- The number of invitations issued is raised for the 8th consecutive time
- The CRS score shows the same declining trend since the first draw
- The gradual decrease was about 8-9 points each time
- The last two draws on September 14th and 28th showed up a small decrease of up to 6 points
New Immigration Levels Plan Expected Soon
IRCC looks to hit its target of some 432,000 new permanent residents as part of the Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024. Each year IRCC releases a new plan year that outlines the number of immigrants Canada hopes to welcome over the coming three years, and further breaks it down into the class of immigration and their programs. For 2022, the Immigration Levels Plan targets 55,900 new permanent residents through Express Entry. So far, between January and August 31, Canada has admitted just over 28,000 new permanent residents through Express Entry programs. A new Immigration Levels Plan is expected to be announced by November 1 this year.
November 1, the Fixed Date for the Announcement of the New Immigration Levels Plan
The 2022-2024 Immigration levels plan targets about 4,32,000 permanent residents. Each year IRCC revises the target of immigrants to be taken as a whole in the next 3 years and then splits them according to their immigration class and programs. For the year 2022, the planned count is 55,900 immigrants through express entry. As per the target now it has invited 28,000 new immigrants in the period between January to August 31st.
Physicians are Now Able to Apply for Express Entry
Express Entry is open for physicians too. Yes, they are now eligible to apply for the Express entry program. The country has removed all the turbulence that was previously blocking the physicians who were living in Canada to apply for Express Entry programs.
This was because Canada follows the fee-for-service model, which is totally different from the employer-employee relationship. Technically speaking physicians are so-called to be self-employed. But Express entry does not take into count the self-employed work experience gained within the Country.
But it doesn’t mean that a candidate who is self-employed is wholly ineligible for express entry application, rather he would have gained one year of work experience abroad or as an employee in Canada. In this case, they are still eligible for the express entry program.
About Express Entry
Express entry is the Canadian government-developed application management program for the three major immigration programs
- The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).
The best part about PNP candidates appearing in the EE pool would be already eligible for any one of the programs mentioned above.
EE Express Entry -A point-based system used to rank a profile using the CRS. A well-scoring candidate will receive an ITA and can be eligible to apply for permanent resident status.
On application, the officer from IRCC will review the application and approves it on eligible grounds. After which an applicant would be asked for biometrics and then he may request for submission of additional documents (if necessary). On getting the final approval the applicant will be a permanent resident of Canada.