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Canada's Latest Express Entry Draw #229 | 2,250 ITAs

Published on : August 18, 2022


Canada holds another round of invitations under the Express Entry system. This is the fourth draw to be held since all-program Express Entry draws were resumed by IRCC from July 2022. 

On August 17, 2022, the federal government of Canada held Express Entry Draw #229. Express Entry comes under the department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

Express Entry Draw #229 - August 17, 2022

Invitations issued


Invited from

As no program was specified by IRCC, candidates invited from -

Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)

● Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

● Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

● Some pathways under Provincial Nominee Program (linked with Express Entry)

Minimum score cutoff

CRS 525

In 2022 -

●   Total draws: 17

●   Total invitations: 18,288


A tie-breaking rule of December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC was applied by IRCC to Express Entry System #229 draw. IRCC prioritizes profiles created at an earlier date over those that were entered into the Express Entry pool later. 

The IRCC tie-break for Express Entry draws is applicable only to profiles that have the minimum required cut-off score. In the case of the latest Express Entry draw, a profile with a CRS 525 and above created before December 28, 2021 at 11:03:15 UTC got selected. 

What is Canada Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online application management system used to accept, prioritize, and manage applications submitted by skilled workers that want to live and work in Canada as permanent residents. 

The ranking in the Express Entry pool is determined by the score given on the 1,200-point Comprehensive Ranking System. This is the CRS score of the candidate. It is the highest-ranked profiles that receive invitations to apply. The minimum CRS requirement varies from draw to draw. 

You can only submit your Canadian permanent residence application after you are specifically invited by IRCC. Invitations are in the form of “Invitations to Apply” or ITAs that are issued in the Express Entry draws. 

How can I get Canada PR by Express Entry?

A streamlined application process and a standard processing time of within six months are factors that make Express Entry the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.

STEP 1: Check eligibility. 

Begin by checking if you are eligible for any of the three Express Entry programs - 

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), for skilled workers with foreign work experience. 
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), for skilled workers qualified in a skilled trade. Must have a certificate of qualification or a valid job offer in Canada. 
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC), for skilled workers with previous and recent Canadian work experience. 

You must meet the minimum requirements of any of the Express Entry programs to be eligible. 

STEP 2: Check your CRS score to see probability of receiving ITA from IRCC

You can check your CRS score online. The CRS score comes into play after you create your Express Entry profile. CRS is different and not to be confused with the 67-point Express Entry eligibility. 

To be invited, you will have to score more than the minimum CRS requirement for that Express Entry draw. 

STEP 3: Get documentation

(1) Documents needed to create Express Entry profile

No documents have to be uploaded to create an Express Entry profile. However, information needs to be entered from documents such as your - 

(2) Documents needed after you get ITA from IRCC

This is when you upload copies of the documents that you had used for your Express Entry profile creation. Generally, other documents that must be uploaded include - 

  • Medical exams,
  • Police Clearance Certificate (PCC), 
  • Proof of funds, 
  • Birth certificate, 
  • Use of a Representative Form [IMM 5476], if you are using a Canada visa and immigration consultant.

Certain other documents might also have to be submitted. 

STEP 4: Make your Express Entry profile

You can create your Express Entry profile online if you score at least 67 points on the Express Entry eligibility calculation. Six factors are assessed for eligibility - 

  • age, 
  • language skills, 
  • work experience, 
  • education, 
  • arrangement employment in Canada, and
  • adaptability or how likely you are to settle in Canada. 

STEP 5: Get ITA and submit Canada PR application

Those with the highest scores in the Express Entry pool are invited to apply. 60 days are allotted to submit your permanent residence application. 

Most of the complete Express Entry applications - that have all supporting documents - are processed by IRCC in 6 months or less.

Topics: Migrate




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