Express Entry: FSWP Included in 1,500 Invited

Published on : July 7, 2022


Canada invites skilled immigrants from overseas for the first time in more than two years. Candidates from all Express Entry programs were eligible for the latest round of IRCC invitations. 

July 6, 2022 saw the resumption of all-program Express Entry draws, as announced earlier. The last all-program Express Entry draw was held on December 23, 2020. 

In view of the pandemic-related international travel restrictions as well as service limitations and disruptions the world over, the focus had shifted to candidates that might already be within Canada. Candidates, that is, with a provincial nomination or with previous and recent Canadian experience. 

Express Entry is used by the government of Canada for accepting, prioritizing, and processing Canadian permanent residence applications for eligible skilled workers. The Express Entry system comes under the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

Express Entry Draw #226 - July 6, 2022

Invitations issued


Invited from

As no program 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 557

In 2022 so far -

● Total draws: 14

● Total invitations: 12,288


A tie-breaking rule of November 13, 2021 at 02:20:46 UTC was applied by IRCC to Express Entry Draw #226. Those invited had a CRS 557 and above as their ranking score, and had entered their Express Entry profile before the tie-breaking rule applied. IRCC prioritizes candidates that have created their Express Entry profile earlier over those that entered the pool at a later date and time. 

431,645 will get Canada PR visas in 2022, as per Canada’s 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan. Of these, 241,850 will get permanent residence in Canada as economic immigrants. 

How many will Canada invite through Express Entry in 2022?

Total PR visas: 431,645 || Economic Immigration: 241,850 || Express Entry: 55,900

Economic immigration to Canada in 2022 - PR spaces available

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)


Express Entry 

  • FSWP
  • FSTP
  • CEC


Temporary residence to permanent residence pathways (all admissions to be by 2023-end)


Economic Pilots (Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot etc.)


Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)


Federal Business (Start-Up Visa Program etc.)


Quebec Skilled Workers 

As per the Quebec Immigration Plan 


All-program Express Entry draws have officially resumed from July 6, 2022. New Express Entry applications will now be processed at the 6-month processing standard.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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