Latest Canada Express Entry Draw Results: July 20, 2022

IRCC released news of the Canada Express Entry Draw held today, July 20, 2022 for Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) programs. Find highlights of the CIC July 20, 2022 Invitation to Apply (ITA) draws below.

Canada Express Entry Draw July 20: Official Highlights.

  • Draws were made for only three immigration programs: FSW, FST, and CEC.
  • IRCC invited only 1,750 candidates in this draw, still a low number compared to what ITAs used to be like.
  • A CRS cut-off point of 542 was used. The July 20 CRS score is 5 points lower than the previous draw conducted on July 6, which invited 1,500 eligible applicants.
  • Usually, it takes about 24hrs from the time invitation draws are announced to receive ITA email from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). If you are yet to get an email, please be patient and check your express entry account within another 24hrs.

Why is the Number of ITAs Low in Express Entry?

Recall that IRCC historically issued a higher number of invitations before the pandemic. In fact, draws are made with between 3,000 to 5000 ITAs.

The invitations for July 6th and that of today, July 20th are by far less than the historic numbers for the following possible reasons stated below:

  • The immigration body is working on backlog of applications generated since during the pandemic.
  • Reduction of the target for express entry invitation for foreign-trained professionals. IRCC at some point prioritized invitations for immigrants that are present in Canada.
  • Some people also speculate that the reduced number of ITAs issued are as a result of IRCC shifting priority to newer immigration programs.

Who is in the Express Entry Pool?

As of July 18, 2022, Canada has a total of 239,631 candidates in the Express Entry Pool. The graph below shows the distribution of profiles of applicants that are active in the pool prior to today’s draw.

EE Result July 20
Graph showing distribution of candidates in Express Entry.

It is possible to improve your CRS score. One such possibility is by getting a higher score in Languages Test exams. Read our latest IELTS score bumper guide here.


 

Government of Canada invited 1,750 Express Entry candidates to apply for Permanent Residence (PR) on July 20, 2022. This invitation is the 227th draw since inception of the EE program in 2015. A minimum cut-off mark of 542 was used, and this invitation was for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates only. Continue reading for details, statistics and pool rankings.

Twice a month, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invite eligible candidates to apply for permanent residency. These invitations are most often referred to as Express Entry Draws. This page focuses on latest express entry draws, historical invitations, composition of the pool and other key information.

Canada Express Entry draw pool was introduced in 2015 for foreign workers who want to live and work in Canada permanently. This program is organized in three ways:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker.
  2. Federal Skilled Trades.
  3. Canadian Experience Class.

Rounds of Invitations

All rounds of invitation in Canada permanent residency policies are based on criteria set out in the Comprehensive Ranking System, some of which includes:-

  1. Candidate’s age at the time profile was created.
  2. Candidates level of education.
  3. Candidates previous work experience.
  4. Candidates language skills (English and French).
  5. Whether or not the candidate has a job offer, in Canada.
  6. Perceived adaptability to live in Canada.

Candidates that meet the requirements for any of these programs can apply for permanent residency in Canada through the program qualified for.

Candidate that want to be considered for Canada express entry draw  must, first of all, create an Express Entry profile in order to enter the pool of candidates for subsequent draws.

Also, all Canada Express Entry draw profiles are ranked against one another. This is achieved through the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The candidates with the highest scores will qualify for the next pool.


Latest Express Entry Draw #215

Draw Number: #215.
Draw Date: February 2, 2022.
Number of Invitations: 1,070.
CRS Cut off mark: 674.
Program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Tie-breaking rule: February 18, 2021.

February 2 IRCC Invitation to Apply News

On the 2nd of February 2022, 1,070 express entry candidates were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). A CRS cut off mark of 674 was used.

The February 2, 2022 Canada express entry draw is the 215th draw since start of this immigration program in 2015.

As has been the case in previous Invitation to Apply (ITAs), PNPs have higher cut off marks compared to other EE programs such as Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades.

Eligible applicants under the Provincial Nominee category are awarded additional 600 points from their provinces.

Last Express Entry Draw

Next Canada Express Entry draw is expected in 2-weeks time from the date of this invitation.

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Express Entry History

The Canada Express Entry uses a Comprehensive Ranking System, also known as CRS to rank applicants.

The CRS method helps the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in the assessment of eligible candidates based on the points shown in their your Express Entry Profile.

The table below shows history of all Canada Express Entry draws from 2015 to date with the minimum score, number of candidates invited, program type and date of tie-breaking rule.

Date of ITA View details CRS Cut Off Mark Candidates Invited Tie-Breaking Rule Program 
November 9, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20968577544419Provincial Nominee Category
February 2, 2022IRCC Express Entry Draw #215674107044244Provincial Nominee Category
January 19, 2022IRCC Express Entry Draw #214745103644381Provincial Nominee Program
November 22, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #21073761344368Provincial Nominee Category
October 26, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20874488844475Provincial Nominee Category
October 12, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20772068144270Provincial Nominee Category
September 28, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20674276144405Provincial Nominee Category
September 13, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20573252144250Provincial Nominee Category
September 13, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #204462200044449Canadian Experience Class Category
August 31, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20376463544297Provincial Nominee Category
August 18, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #202403300044408Canadian Experience Class Category
August 17, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #20175146344298Provincial Nominee Category
August 4, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #200404300044410Canadian Experience Class Category
August 3, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #19976051244259Provincial Nominee Category
July 21, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #198357450044240Canadian Experience Class Category
July 20, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #19773446244296Provincial Nominee Category
July 7, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #196369450044356Canadian Experience Class Category
July 6, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #19576062744360Provincial Nominee Category
June 23, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #194357600044243Canadian Experience Class Category
June 22, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #193742100244244Provincial Nominee Category
June 9, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #192368600044313Canadian Experience Class Category
June 8, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #19171194044242Provincial Nominee Category
May 30, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #190380595644343Canadian Experience Class Category
May 25, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #18971350044291Provincial Nominee Category
May 19, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #188397184244309Canadian Experience Class Category
May 12, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #187401414744314Canadian Experience Class Category
May 11, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #18675255744314Provincial Nominee Category
April 28, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #185400600044309Canadian Experience Class Category
April 27, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #18471738144270Provincial Nominee Category
April 15, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #183417600044255Canadian Experience Class Category
April 13, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #18275326644255Provincial Nominee Category
March 31, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #181432500044242Canadian Experience Class Category
March 30, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #18077828444270Provincial Nominee Category
March 17, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #179449500044271Canadian Experience Class Category
March 16, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #17868218344258Provincial Nominee Category
March 7, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #17773967144242Provincial Nominee Category
February 12, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #176752733244085Canadian Experience Class Category
February 9, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #17572065444056Provincial Nominee Category
January 20, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #174454462644034Canadian Experience Class Category
January 19, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #17374137444078Provincial Nominee Category
January 6, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #172461475044085Canadian Experience Class Category
January 5, 2021IRCC Express Entry Draw #17181325044136Provincial Nominee Category
December 22, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #170468500043985NA
December 8, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #169469500043985NA
November 24, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #168469500044118NA
November 17, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #167472500044130NA
November 4, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #166478450044129NA
October 13, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #165471450044074NA
September 29, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #164471420043891NA
September 15, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #163472420043898NA
September 1, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #162475420044058NA
August 19, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #161454330044038NA
August 18, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #16077160044035NA
August 5, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #15941525043983NA
August 4, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #158476390044038NA
July 22, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #157445334344023NA
July 21, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #15668755743779NA
July 7, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #155478390043871NA
June 24, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #154431350843923NA
June 23, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #15369639243943NA
June 10, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #152437355943975NA
June 9, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #15174334143934NA
May 27, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #150440351543896NA
May 26, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #14975738543947NA
May 13, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #148447337143821NA
May 12, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #14771852943908NA
April 30, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #146452331143747NA
April 28, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #14569258943900NA
April 15, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #144455378243849NA
April 14, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #14380811843907NA
April 8, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #142464329443833NA
April 8, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #14169860643816NA
March 22, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #140467323243793NA
March 17, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #13972066843908NA
March 3, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #138471390043884NA
February 18, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #137470450043842NA
February 4, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #136472350043859NA
January 21, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #135471340043593NA
January 7, 2020IRCC Express Entry Draw #134473340043825NA
December 18, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #133469320043782NA
December 10, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #132472320043804NA
November 26, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #131471360043779NA
November 12, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #130472360043745NA
October 29, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #129475390043705NA
October 15, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #12835750043527NA
October 1, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #127464390043727NA
September 17, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #126462360043705NA
September 3, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #125463360043699NA
August 19, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #124457360043547NA
August 11, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #123466360043682NA
July 23, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #122459360043609NA
July 9, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #121460360043626NA
June 25, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #120462335043595NA
June 11, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #119465335043621NA
May 28, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #118470335043607NA
May 14, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #117332500 (Federal Skilled Trades Specific Draw)43340NA
April 30, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #116450335043408NA
April 16, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #115451335043556NA
April 2, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #114451335043473NA
March 19, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #113452335043502NA
March 5, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #112454335043506NA
March 5, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #112454335043506NA
February 19, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #111457335043439NA
January 29, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #110438335043215NA
January 22, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #109443390043466NA
January 9, 2019IRCC Express Entry Draw #108449390043466NA
December 18, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #107439390043136NA
December 11, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #106445390043431NA
November 27, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #105445390043394NA
November 14, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #104449390043358NA
October 28, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #103442390043388NA
October 14, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #102440390043360NA
October 2, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #101445390043374NA
September 23, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #10028440043148NA
September 17, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #99441350043348NA
September 4, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #98440390043218NA
August 21, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #97440375043151NA
August 7, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #96440375043130NA
July 24, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #95441375043099NA
July 10, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #94442375043276NA
June 24, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #93442375043127NA
June 12, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #92451375042936NA
May 29, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #91288700NA
May 22, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #90440350043098NA
May 8, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #89441350043080NA
April 24, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #88441350043076NA
April 10, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #87444350043184NA
March 25, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #86446300043153NA
March 13, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #85456300043161NA
February 20, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #84442300043141NA
February 6, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #83442300042883NA
January 23, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #82444275043116NA
January 9, 2018IRCC Express Entry Draw #81446275043056NA
December 19, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #80446275043009NA
December 5, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #79452275043054NA
November 14, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #78439275043026NA
November 7, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #77458200043030NA
October 31, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #76241505NA
October 31, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #75673290NA
October 17, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #744362757NA
October 3, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #734382801NA
September 19, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #724332871NA
September 5, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #714352772NA
August 22, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #704343035NA
August 8, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #694332991NA
August 1, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #684413264NA
July 11, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #674403202NA
June 27, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #664493409NA
May 30, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #654133877NA
May 25, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #64199400NA
May 25, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #63775143NA
May 18, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #624153687NA
May 3, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #614233796NA
April 18, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #604153665NA
April 11, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #594233923NA
April 4, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #584313753NA
March 23, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #574413749NA
February 28, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #564343884NA
February 21, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #554413611NA
February 7, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #544473664NA
January 24, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #534533508NA
January 10, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #524593334NA
January 3, 2017IRCC Express Entry Draw #514682902NA
December 21, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #504752878NA
December 15, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #494971936NA
November 29, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #48786559NA
November 15, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #474702427NA
November 1, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #464722080NA
October 18, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #454841518NA
October 11, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #444841518NA
September 20, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #434831288NA
September 6, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #424911000NA
August 23, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #41538750NA
August 9, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #40490754NA
July 26, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #39488755NA
July 12, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #38482747NA
June 28, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #37482773NA
June 14, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #36488752NA
May 31, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #35483762NA
May 17, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #34484763NA
May 5, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #33534799NA
April 19, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #324681018NA
April 5, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #31470954NA
March 22, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #304701014NA
March 8, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #294731013NA
February 23, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #284531484NA
February 9, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #274591505NA
January 26, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #264571468NA
January 12, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #254531518NA
January 5, 2016IRCC Express Entry Draw #244611463NA
December 17, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #234601503NA
December 3, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #224611451NA
November 26, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #214721559NA
November 12, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #204841506NA
October 22, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #194891502NA
October 1, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #184501530NA
September 17, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #174501545NA
September 7, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #164591517NA
August 20, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #154561523NA
August 6, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #144711402NA
July 16, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #134511581NA
July 8, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #124631516NA
June 25, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #114691575NA
June 11, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #104821501NA
May 21, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #97551361NA
April 16, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #8453715NA
April 9, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #7469925NA
March 26, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #64531637NA
March 19, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #54811620NA
February 26, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #47351187NA
February 19, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #3808849NA
February 6, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #2818779NA
January 30, 2015IRCC Express Entry Draw #1886779NA
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Express Entry Pool Composition

IRCC release a table with composition of the express entry pool (also known as IRCC CRS score distribution table) every two weeks, ideally, immediately after a draw is completed.

CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of July 18, 2022

CRS score range Number of candidates
601-1200 580
501-600 9,101
451-500 61,776
491-500 5,091
481-490 8,857
471-480 18,642
461-470 16,401
451-460 12,785
401-450 57,992
441-450 12,034
431-440 12,657
421-430 9,770
411-420 11,220
401-410 12,311
351-400 69,007
301-350 35,815
0-300 5,360
Total 239,631

The numbers in this table reflect the total number of people in the pool overall, a few days before an invitation round. The score distribution may change as people submit new profiles and other profiles expire. The table numbers not in bold are a detailed breakdown of the bold number immediately above.

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Date of Next Express Entry Draw 2022

Permanent residency applicants are often curious to know the next express entry draw date and possible cut off score prediction for PNP, CEC, FSW and FST programs.

Truth is, next express entry draw crs prediction are solely speculations, and often based on the minimum scores used for preceding invitations. The next draw is usually 2 weeks away from date of most recent draw, so applicants are advised to be on the look out.

One way to stay informed is to visit our website workstudyvisa.com regularly, through our newsletter or to subscribe to any of our social channels.

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Canada has 3 Express Entry Programs

Express Entry is an online application management system that the Canadian Government use to manage applications for permanent residence for 3 programs:

  1. Federal Skilled Worker Program.
  2. Federal Skilled Trades Program.
  3. Canadian Experience Class

Each of these programs have their key differences and specific eligibility requirements. Among other factors, Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) and the NOC System code are key criteria in the Canadian Express Entry System.

Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB)

According to IRCC, CLB is the Canadian standard used to describe, measure and recognize English language ability of adult immigrants and prospective immigrants who plan to live and work in Canada, or apply for citizenship.

The Niveaux de compétence linguistique canadiens is used to assess abilities in the French language.

There are 4 language ability tests:

  • writing.
  • reading.
  • listening.
  • speaking

The NOC System

The NOC is a list of all the occupations in the Canadian labor market. It describes each job according to skill type and skill level. For immigration purposes, these are the main job groups:

  • Skill Type 0 (zero): Management jobs.
  • Skill Level A: Professional jobs that usually call for a degree from a university.
  • Skill Level B: Technical jobs and skilled trades that usually call for a college diploma or training as an apprentice.
  • Skill Level C: Intermediate jobs that usually call for high school and/or job-specific training.
  • Skill Level D: Labour jobs that usually give on-the-job training.

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Check if you’re eligible for Express Entry

We have a tool (adapted from IRCC) that you can use to check your CRS score. With our free assessment tool, you will know your chances of being invited in the next draw date or later dates.

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IRCC Invitation To Apply (ITA)

All candidates who reach the minimum requirements for Canada express entry draw are given an invitation to apply. Applicants who receive an invitation to apply have less than 60 days to reply to the offer.

If you are among the successful candidates, you will get a message in your account telling you: 

  • the program you’ve been invited to apply for.
  • the next step to take towards applying.

Candidates who decide to accept the invitation to apply must prove that the information in their express entry draw profile is the same with what they have provided in PR application. 

Thus, if the information in your application is different from what you have in your Canada express entry draw profile, the IRCC may:

  • refuse your application.
  • find you inadmissible.
  • bar you from applying for 5 years.

Declining an invitation to apply

You can decline an invitation to apply for many reasons. When you do that, you will be put back into the Express Entry pool of candidates. This presents you with a chance to be considered in future rounds of invitations only if you’re still eligible.

When you decline an invitation to apply, you must meet the cut-off score for the next round. However, you must know that the cut off mark for Canada express entry varies for each round. Sometimes, you may have to take steps to be invited to apply again. For instance, you may need to:

  • improve your score, or
  • update your profile.

You must note that there is no guarantee that you will be invited to apply again. However, even after declining, you can choose to re-enter the pool. When you do that, your invitation to apply will not be affected by whether you have declined an invitation before or not.

You must send in an invitation within 60 days. This is because your profile will be removed from the pool if you didn’t apply or decline the invitation. If your profile is removed, you can only be allowed when you:

  • fill out and submit a new Canada Express Entry profile.
  • meet the eligibility.
  • be accepted into the pool again.

Canada Express Entry Profile

To qualify for any Canada express entry program, you must create your Express Entry profile. This is where you will be getting all the information you need about Canada’s permanent residence.

If you qualify, you will get an online account where you can create an express entry profile. In your express entry profile, you have to do the following:

  1. Enter your personal details.
  2. Create or sign in to your account.
  3. To complete your profile, you’ll need:
  4. information from certain documents (for example, language test results).
  5. your National Occupational Classification (NOC) job title and code.

You have 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile. Otherwise, you’ll have to start again.

Finally, you can submit your profile online once finished filling it. After that, the IRCC will decide which immigration program you’re eligible for Canada Express Entry system.

Types of Express Entry Draws

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) have four program areas under which immigration invitations are made. They are: 

1. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

CEC draws target candidates in the Express Entry pool who have at least 1 year of Canadian Work Experience. However, you must meet other eligibility criteria, such as language, age, education and so on before you can apply.

2. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws

This draw is for candidates who do not meet the criteria for CEC. However, they meet the provincial requirements. This, that candidate can get a provincial nomination from that particular province.

3. Federal Skilled Trade Worker (FST) draws

Candidates who have certain skills that are in demand in Canada can use this avenue to get Canada permanent residence.

This Canada express entry draw targets candidates in the Express Entry pool who qualify under the Federal Skilled Trade Program.

4. Federal Skilled Workers (FSW) Draws

Similar to other draws, the FSW focuses on candidates invited under the FSW program.

Generally, these candidates have a lower CRS score in comparison to others in the pool.

5. All Program Draws

All program Canada express entry draws do not focus on any particular program. Instead, candidates can qualify based on their overall score. 

Generally, any candidate can get an invitation to apply irrespective of the program they qualify under.

Provinces that participate in PNPs

To begin with, each province in Canada has its own Canada’s provincial nominee program (PNP), each of which offer a pathway to candidates who want a Canadian permanent residence in that province.

Usually, applicants who do not qualify for any of the programs under the Canada express entry may qualify for a provincial program. However, these programs are specific to each Canadian province or territory. Also, each provincial program is designed to meet specific economic demands of the host province – such as jobs in demand.

In addition to economic factors, demographic needs also play an important role. Hence, each province and territory put all these into consideration.

Provinces and Territories

The following Canadian provinces and territories offer provincial nominee programs and have draws in the express entry bi-weekly ITAs:

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What to do if you’re not invited to apply?

Your express entry profile will expire automatically if you don’t get an invitation to apply after 12 months. So, you must be called for the Canada express entry draw if you qualify after 12 months. You can see this date in your account.

The IRCC will remove the account once it expires. After removing the account they will send you a message to remind you.

However, you can create a new Canada express entry draw account. Also if your profile is about to expire, you can print out screenshots of your profile to make it easier to re-enter your data.

When Is the Next Express Entry Draw Date?

Normally, a Canada express entry occurs every two weeks on a Wednesday. However, there are situations where a PNP draw will occur on a Wednesday. In such cases, the Canada express entry draw will take place the following day being Thursday.

What is Federal express entry?

The Federal express entry is the Canadian government immigration program that targets special candidates for Canadian permanent residence. The programs include:

  • Canada Experience Class.
  • Federal Skilled Worker program.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program.

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