Express Entry Update
August 8, 2022
Latest Express Entry draw on August 3, 2022
The latest Express Entry draw was made on August 3, which covered candidates in Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). 2,000 candidates were issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA), and the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off for this draw was 533.
Compared to the previous draw on July 20, 2022 in which the lowest CRS score cut-off was 542, it had been decreased by 9 points.
Express Entry draws will continue to be held on a bi-weekly basis, and it is expected that the CRS score cut-off would probably continue to decline slowly as Canada is trying to issue invitations at a rate similar to that prior to the pandemic.
If your CRS score is below the current CRS score cut-off, you should still consider create a profile in the Express Entry Pool. Firstly, it is anticipated that the EE targets will be increasing while the CRS cut-off should be declining. Secondly, it will give you a chance of receiving invitation to apply for Permanent Residence by some of the provinces through their Provincial Nominee Programs. Some provinces regularly screen and select candidates in the EE pool to meet their own needs. Moreover, EE would begin targeted draws in 2023, such as in groups based on candidates’ skilled work, education or language abilities. Candidates will be ranked against others in specified groupings rather than all others in the whole EE pool, thus giving candidates higher chances of being invited under EE.
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Update your EE Profile - Canadian educational credential
If you earned a Canadian degree, diploma or certificate and completed any part of your program of study or training between March 2020 and August 2022, you are now eligible for Canadian educational credential points even if you completed the program entirely:
- through distance learning;
- from outside Canada; or
- through part-time studies.
As such, please update your Express Entry profile to ensure you have the best possible chance to be invited to apply through Express Entry!
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