Express Entry Draw #224 | 923 PNP Candidates Invited

Published on: June 8th, 2022
Last updated: June 15th, 2022

Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 932 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the most recent Express Entry draw.

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Draw Number: 224
Date of Draw: June 8, 2022
Number of Invitations Issued: 932
Minimum CRS: 796
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Tie-breaking rule: October 10, 2021

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is Canada’s fastest and most popular immigration pathway. The Express Entry system manages applications through three main programs:

Candidates must meet the requirements of one of these three programs to submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.

Once in the pool, Express Entry candidates are ranked by the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and given a score. Every two weeks, the government holds Express Entry draws, where they invite candidates with the highest scores to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

The service-standard processing time for an Express Entry application is just 6 months. While there have been processing delays due to the pandemic, IRCC expects to return to this standard by July 2022.

How can I be invited through a PNP Express Entry draw?

Each Canadian province and territory (except Quebec and Nunavut) operate its own nominee programs. Each nominee program has its own unique eligibility requirements; while many require a connection to the province to apply (work experience, a job offer, a family member, or education in the province), there are also programs available to overseas workers without any connections to Canada.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that are aligned with the Express Entry system allow candidates to apply for permanent residence through an expedited process. Many of these programs also scan the Express Entry pool and invite profiles based on their skills or work experience.

Candidates that receive a nomination through an Express Entry PNP receive an additional 600 CRS points. These additional points essentially guarantee an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.

Prior to receiving a nomination, the lowest ranking candidate in today’s draw had a CRS score of just 196.

FSW and CEC draws

The Canadian government announced in April 2022 that FSW and CEC draws would resume in early July 2022.

If you are planning to immigrate to Canada, it is a good idea to start the Express Entry process right away. Preparing the documents required for an Express Entry profile can be a lengthy process. With FSW and CEC draws resuming soon, beginning now will ensure you don’t miss out on a draw in favour of your score or qualifications.

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