Canada held a new spherical of invites on May 25, inviting 589 Express Entry applicants to use for permanent residence.
The minimal rating required to be invited on this draw changed into 741. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited applicants who had formerly acquired a provincial nomination, that’s why the cutoff score changed into so high. Express Entry applicants who maintain a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) automatically get six hundred Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) factors introduced to their base rating.
This draw changed into slightly large and had a decrease CRS cutoff than the last. In the preceding Express Entry draw, IRCC invited 545 PNP applicants with scores of as a minimum 753.
Express entry invitations for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates will resume in early July, according to Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser. The Minister also announced that most of the new Express Entry applications will be processed again. within the six-month service standard.
Express Entry lotteries for FSWP candidates have been suspended since December 2020 and lotteries for CEC candidates have been suspended since September 2021. IRCC has temporarily suspended draws for these candidates in order to allocate resources to clear the backlog of express entries exacerbated by the pandemic.
According to IRCC figures from the April 22 press conference, between January 1 and March 31, 2022, IRCC made 156,000 permanent residency decisions, double the number for the same period in 2021. Although the number of newcomers who are willing , to immigrate via the express entry system has increased reduced in 2022 and 2023, the IRCC aims to welcome more than 110,000 immigrants through express entry by 2024.