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Express Entry Latest Draw has a Lower CRS Requirement

Express Entry Latest Draw has a Lower CRS Requirement

Published on : July 21, 2022


Candidates from all Express Entry programs were invited in the second round of invitations held by IRCC after the resumption of all-program draws on July 6, 2022. 

Canada’s Express Entry Draw #227 was held on July 20, 2022. With the recent resumption of all-program draws, candidates from all Express Entry programs received invitations, if found to be eligible. When compared to the previous draw, the number of invitations have gone up while the minimum ranking score has been reduced. 

Express Entry Draw #226 on July 6, 2022, had 1,500 invitations sent out with a cut-off score of CRS 557 as per the 1,200-point Comprehensive Ranking System. The latest Express Entry draw, on the other hand, had 1,750 invited with a minimum CRS 542 requirement. Invitations go up by 250, while the CRS comes down by 15 points. 

A flagship program of the Canadian government, the Express Entry system is used for managing permanent residence submissions from skilled workers that want to settle in Canada. 

Express Entry Draw #227 - July 20, 2022

Invitations issued


Invited from

As no program specified by IRCC, candidates invited from - 

Minimum score cutoff

CRS 542

In 2022 -

  • Total draws: 15
  • Total invitations: 14,038


Those invited must submit their application for Canadian permanent residence within 60 days to get their Canada PR visa by Express Entry. Applications can only be submitted if an invitation to apply (ITA) has been issued to the candidate by the federal department of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

ITAs are sent out by IRCC in the Express Entry draws held from time to time. 15 Express Entry draws have been held in 2022. The Express Entry admissions target for 2022 - as per the 2022-2024 Immigration Levels Plan - stands at  55,900. 

Another 83,500 Canada PR visas will be issued in 2022 under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). There are around 80 Canada immigration pathways available under Canadian PNP. Certain PNP streams are linked with IRCC Express Entry, offering expedited processing in a completely online application process. A Nomination Certificate issued under the PNP of Canada is then used to apply to IRCC for being granted permanent residence in Canada. 

The PNP route gets CRS 600 for an Express Entry candidate that is able to secure a nomination under any of the Express Entry linked PNP streams. Applying to Express Entry as a provincial nominee gets you extra points so that you can receive an IRCC invitation to apply quickly.

What is the IRCC processing fee for Express Entry?

IRCC has increased all fees with effect from April 30, 2022. 

Express Entry IRCC Processing Fee 

(1) Main applicant: CAD 1,365 (INR 84,907 approx.). 

This includes - 

  • the processing fee: CAD 850, and
  • Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF): CAD 515. 

The RPRF can be paid either with the Canada PR application or later when the visa application is approved. 

In situations wherein the RPRF has been paid with the application and there is a PR visa rejection, the RPRF will be refunded by IRCC. 

(2) Spouse, if applicable: CAD 1,365 (INR 84,907 approx.). 

Includes the IRCC processing fee for Canada PR visa and the RPRF. 

(3) Dependent child, if applicable: CAD 230 (INR 14,305 approx.) per child.

RPRF is not required for dependent children. 

How to get Canada PR visa by Express Entry?

STEP 1: Check to find out if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada through Express Entry. 67-points must be scored based on six selection factors - language skills, education, work experience, age, job offer in Canada, and adaptability - to be able to submit a profile. 

STEP 2: Check your projected CRS score to see your chances of getting an IRCC invitation.

STEP 3: Get your documents ready. You will need an Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) Report and language proficiency test results (IELTS or CELPIP for English).

STEP 4: Submit your Express Entry profile online. You will be accepted into the IRCC pool of candidates and given a CRS score. 

STEP 5: Get an ITA from IRCC. The highest-ranked are invited by IRCC in Express Entry rounds of invitations. 

STEP 6: Receive an invitation to apply from IRCC. 

STEP 7: Submit your permanent residence application. 

Complete permanent residence applications are processed by IRCC within a six-month processing standard. By a ‘complete’ application is implied an application that has no required information missing and also has all the supporting documents included.

Topics: Migrate, Canada