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Express Entry Draw #225 | 636 PNP Candidates Invited

Published on: June 23rd, 2022

Canada held a new round of invitations for Express Entry provincial nominees as IRCC gears up for the next all-program draw.

Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to a total of 636 PNP candidates in the June 22 Express Entry draw.

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Draw Number: 225
Date of Draw: June 22, 2022
Number of Invitations Issued: 636
Minimum CRS: 752
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Tie-breaking rule: April 19, 2022

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online system that manages three of Canada’s main economic immigration programs:

To submit an Express Entry profile, candidates must meet the requirements of one of these three programs.

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

The Express Entry system is known for being the fastest path to permanent residency; the service-standard processing time for an Express Entry application is just 6 months. Though there have been processing delays due to the pandemic, IRCC expects to return to this 6-month standard by July 2022.

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

Every Canadian province and territory (except Quebec and Nunavut) operate its own nominee programs, operating multiple different streams. Each PNP stream has its own 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. Many of these programs also scan the Express Entry pool and invite profiles based on their skills or work experience.

Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) that are aligned with the Express Entry system allow candidates to apply for permanent residence through the Express Entry system for expedited processing.

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

Before receiving a nomination, the lowest ranking candidate in today’s draw had a CRS score of just 152.

FSW and CEC draws

Canada’s immigration minister recently revealed that he aims to resume all-program Express Entry draws by July 6, 2022.

If you’re interested in immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry system, now is the time.

Canada’s job vacancy rate is at an all-time high. With an aging population and record low unemployment, immigration is critical to help grow the Canadian economy.


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