Abstract: On March 2, 2022, Canada issued 1,047 ITAs in the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Only 1, 047 people amongst the PNP or Provincial Nominee Program were issued ITAs or invitation to apply. The draw was conducted on March 2, 2022. The ITAs were issued by the IRCC or ImmigrationRefugees, and Citizenship Canada.
This time, the CRS or Comprehensive Ranking System cut-off was 761. The score was higher because 600 points were added automatically to their score when the candidates received a nomination.
Without the added points, the lowest scoring person would score 161 points.
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Since the start of draws in 2022, Canada has so far issued 4 627 ITAs to PNP candidates. The last draw issued 1 082 ITAs, which was record-breaking for being the highest number of invitations in one single draw.
|Year||Number of ITAs|
|2022 (Till February)||4,627|
The Immigration Minister of Canada, Sean Fraser, says that the draws for skilled workers will be resumed soon. No definite date is scheduled for the resumption of draws for the skilled workers.
He also added that the government wanted to integrate flexibility into the system of Express Entry. The Express Entry draw could be utilized to cater to urgent short-term needs like the needs of small communities and specific in-demand fields.
It is expected that by 2024 the targets for skilled workers will return to normal. It had been halved in the Immigration Plan for 2022-24. The new targets are set to change in the 2023-25 fall plans of immigration levels.
Canada has not been conducting draws for the FSWP or Federal Skilled Worker Program pool since December 2020. The last draw for the CEC or Canadian Experience Class immigrants was held in September 2021. The minister also suggested that Express Entry draws which are occupation-specific can be added in the future.
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Canada plans to bring around 83 500 new immigrants via Express Entry and PNP, in 2022. The targets are higher than the targets set in the previous plans.
The Canadian government had planned to bring more than 81 000 new immigrants in 2022 and eighty-three thousand by 2023. The latest immigration level plans have increased the number by more than two thousand for 2022.
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The Express Entry is a management system for applications for permanent residency. The three programs for which it is used are
The immigrants who score the required points set by IRCC are issued ITAs and can apply for permanent residency in Canada.
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