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2022 Express Entry Roundup | 46,539 ITAs in 24 Draws

Published on : January 2, 2023

 

Canada’s Express Entry system helps fill labour shortages, matching the needs of Canadian businesses.

Immigration is important to Canada - providing an essential contribution to the economy and population growth. The cultural impact is also there, enriching Canada with newcomers coming into the country with their unique cultures. 

Making immigration work for Canada is indeed a complex undertaking. Throughout the years, Canada has maintained an immigration system that supports economic growth. 

The Express Entry system is the most sought-after economic immigration pathway that can get you permanent residence in Canada. A 6-month processing standard is followed for Express Entry applications by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The processing is considered to begin from the day that you submit your complete Canada PR application to IRCC and ends with a decision being reached on the same. 

For 2022, Canada had laid down a target of granting 82,880 Canada PR visas by Express Entry - including applicants and their dependents - out of the annual overall allocation of 465,000 visa spaces. 

A total of 24 Express Entry draws were held by IRCC in 2023. The first 13 draws of the year specifically targeted those with a nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). A Canada PR route that goes through the Canadian provinces and territories, PNP is worth CRS 600 points on its own under the additional points on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) calculation. All provinces in Canada except Quebec, and all territories except Nunavut territory are a part of Canadian PNP.  

From July 6, 2022, IRCC resumed all-program draws wherein no program was specified as such. Hence, eligible candidates included those from the - 

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Some pathways under Canadian PNP that are aligned with Canada Express Entry

The ranking of an Express Entry profile is as per their CRS score, allotted out of a total of 1,200-points. The highest CRS Requirement of 2022 was that of CRS 808 in Express Entry Draw #213 held on January 5, 2022. As it was a PNP-only draw, the CRS requirement was in the 600+ range. After that, the CRS requirement has varied from draw to draw. 

The lowest CRS requirement of 2023 has been that of CRS 491 in Express Entry Draw #236 held on November 23, 2022 - the last Express Entry draw of the year. 

The total number of invitations issued in any EE draw by IRCC, on the other hand, have ranged from 392 to 4,750. The last three Express Entry draws of 2022 - that is, Draws #234, #235, and #236 - have all had 4,750 ITAs issued. 

Let’s have an overview of all the Express Entry draws held in 2022. 

Express Entry Draws in 2022

Total draws: 24

Total invitations: 46,539

Serial No. 

Date of Draw 

Draw No. 

Program

CRS cut-off

ITAs issued 

1

January 5, 2022

#213

PNP

CRS 808

392

2

January 19, 2022

#214

PNP

CRS 745

1,036

3

February 2, 2022

#215

PNP

CRS 674

1,070

4

February 16, 2022

#216

PNP

CRS 710

1,082

5

March 2, 2022

#217

PNP

CRS 761

1,047

6

March 16, 2022

#218

PNP

CRS 754

924

7

March 30, 2022

#219

PNP

CRS 785

919

8

April 13, 2022

#220

PNP

CRS 782

787

9

April 27, 2022

#221

PNP

CRS 772

829

10

May 11, 2022

#222

PNP

CRS 753

545

11

May 25, 2022

#223

PNP

CRS 741

590

12

June 8, 2022

#224

PNP

CRS 796

932

13

June 22, 2022

#225

No-program specified 

CRS 752

636

14

July 6, 2022

#226

No-program specified 

CRS 557

1,500

15

July 20, 2022

#227

No-program specified 

CRS 542

1,750

16

August 3, 2022

#228

No-program specified 

CRS 533

2,000

17

August 17, 2022

#229

No-program specified 

CRS 525

2,250

18

August 31, 2022

#230

No-program specified 

CRS 516

2,750

19

September 14, 2022

#231

No-program specified 

CRS 510

3,250

20

September 28, 2022

#232

No-program specified 

CRS 504

3,750

21

October 12, 2022

#233

No-program specified 

CRS 500

4,250

22

October 26, 2022

#234

No-program specified 

CRS 496

4,750

23

November 9, 2022

#235

No-program specified 

CRS 494

4,750

24

November 23, 2022

#236

No-program specified 

CRS 491

4,750

 

Another 465,000 will be granted their Canada PR visa in 2023. The Express Entry admissions target for 2023 stands at 109,020. 

The best time to begin planning your immigrate to Canada journey is right now. Canada is all set to welcome 1.4 million by the year 2025

While Express Entry is the most well-known route to immigrate to Canada, there are around 100 different immigration pathways available. Canadian PNP alone has 80 immigration streams or routes. 

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