Canada Express Entry Draw

Canada Express Entry: Another PNP-Specific Draw Held, 589 ITAs

Published on : May 26, 2022


Another Express Entry draw targeting those with a nomination by a provincial or territorial government. FSWP and CEC draws to resume in July 2022.

On May 25, 2022, the federal government of Canada held another round of invitations under Express Entry, an online application management system used for accepting and processing applications for Canadian permanent residence from skilled workers.

The ranking of the Express Entry candidates - based on their score as per the 1,200-point Comprehensive Ranking System - determines who receives an invitation to apply. A nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is worth CRS 600 points in itself. Hence, PNP-specific Express Entry draws tend to have a CRS requirement on the higher side.

Express Entry Draw #223 - May 25, 2022

Invitations issued


Invited from

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

Minimum score cutoff

CRS 741

In 2022 so far -

●    Total draws: 11

●    Total invitations: 9,220

●    Highest CRS: CRS 808 (in Draw# 213)

●   Lowest CRS: CRS 674 (in Draw# 215)


A tie-breaking rule of February 02, 2022 at 12:29:53 UTC was applied by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Applicable only to profiles that have the minimum CRS cut-off, the tie-breaking rule prioritizes profiles created earlier over those entered at a later date in the IRCC pool.

An Express Entry profile can be created if you score 67 points on the Canadian immigration eligibility calculator. Six factors are assessed, with points allotted to each factor.

Express Entry - 6 Selection Factors for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)


Maximum Points Available

Language skills




Work Experience




Job offer in Canada




Note. There is no upper age limit to apply for Express Entry. While an age 47 and above will not fetch you points on the eligibility calculation, you can still apply.


Those scoring 67 points or above might qualify for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). Other requirements must be met before you can submit a profile to the Express Entry pool.

All-program draws - including FSWP - are expected to be resumed from July 2022. The last all-program draw was held by IRCC on December 23, 2022.

Quick Facts

  • 9,220 ITAs issued by IRCC in the 11 Express Entry dares held so far in 2022.
  • 431,645 new permanent residents to be welcomed by Canada in 2022, as per the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan.
  • 55,900 will get their Canada PR visa in 2022 through Express Entry.
  • 83,500 will acquire Canadian permanent residence in 2022 via Canadian PNP.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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