In the year 2022, Canada will hold six PNP draws.
On March 16, Canada Express Entry Draw invited 924 Express Entry applicants to apply for permanent residency.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) mainly invited prospects from the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the current invitation round. Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 754 to be invited.
THE MINIMUM SCORE WAS RELATIVELY HIGH because PNP candidates receive an automatic 600 point bonus when they are nominated. If they weren’t selected, the candidates with the lowest scores would have received 154 base points.
Candidates who have asked to apply for permanent residency in Canada now have 60 days to submit their applications.
IRCC invited 1,047 PNP candidates to apply for Canadian immigration in the previous round of invites.
When will CEC and FSWP invitations resume?
Since December 2020, Canada hasn’t had an Express Entry draw for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) applicants and since September 2021 for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) applicants.
Without an opportunity to apply, Express Entry candidates in Canada who do not have a provincial nomination fear that they will be obligated to apply for a new work visa, resign their jobs, or perhaps leave the country.
When Express Entry applicants apply for permanent residency, they are usually eligible for a Bridging Open Work Permit (BOWP), which permits them to continue working in Canada. At the same time, their application is in processing.
Candidates who Enter the Express Entry pool from outside Canada may have their language test results expire, requiring them to retake the test to maintain their eligibility.
What is Express Entry?
Since the IRCC pivotal application management system adoption on January 1, 2015, Express Entry has become a synonym for Canadian Immigration. This system is the fastest way of gaining Permanent Residence status in Canada.
Along with PNP, the candidate can use any three comprehensive programs to qualify for the Express Entry stream: the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program.
The first step in the process is to create an express entry profile. Registration with the Canadian Employment Bank is needed if you do not have a valid job offer or a provincial nomination.
The preceding Federal Immigration programs to Canada used to be “First Come First Served”. On the other side, Express Entry is a very competitive method. Eligible candidates are ranked against one another in the Express Entry System based on their Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS).
The candidate is issued a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, and the profile moves to the Express Entry Pool, where they wait for the correct CRS score to obtain an Invitation to Apply (ITA). The applicant must complete the online application process with documentation proof to support the Express Entry Profile on receiving the ITA.