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Express Entry Latest Draw: Lowest CRS Requirement of 2022

Published on : October 27, 2022


CRS score drops below 500 in an all-program draw for the first time since December 2020. The minimum CRS score requirement has been steadily dropping since all-program draws were resumed on July 6, 2022, ranging from CRS 557 in Express Entry Draw #226 on July 6 to CRS 496 in the latest Express Entry draw. 

On October 26, 2022, Canada held the 22nd Express Entry draw of 2022. To be eligible, a Canada immigration hopeful that had a valid Express Entry profile must have - 

  1. Been eligible for any of the 3 Express Entry programs, 
  2. Had a ranking score of CRS 450 and above, and
  3. Created their profile before May 09,2022 09:04:20 UTC (the tie-break applied). 

4,750 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). 

Express Entry Draw #234 - October 26, 2022

Invitations issued


Invited from

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

Minimum score cutoff

CRS 496

In 2022 -

●   Total draws: 22

●   Total invitations: 37,038

Note. CRS: Comprehensive Ranking System.

How many Express Entry invitations in 2022?

37,038 ITAs altogether have been issued by IRCC in 2022.

How many Express Entry draws in 2022?

22 Express Entry draws have been held so far this year.  

How many will get Canada PR in 2022?

431,645 is the overall planned Canadian permanent resident admissions for 2022. Of these, 55,900 will get Canada PR by the Express Entry route. Another 83,500 Canada PR visa spaces are allotted to those who get Canadian permanent residency by a provincial nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). 

How many will get Canada PR by Express Entry in 2022?

55,900 will get their Canada PR visa in 2022 by Express Entry route. However, there is a scope for up to 64,000.

When will Canada announce the latest Immigration Levels Plan?

The Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 is expected to be announced by the Canadian government on November 1, 2022. The Immigration Levels Plan 2023-2025 will show projections for Canada PR admissions across 2023, 2024, and 2025. 

Each year, IRCC releases an Immigration Levels Plan that serves as a guideline and estimation for the number of immigrants to get Canada PR visas over the next 3 years. The Plan contains a breakdown of immigrants based on economic immigration, family immigration, as well as humanitarian programs. 

Under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), the Canadian government must make the announcement by November 1 every year. Though scheduled for November 1, 2021, Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024 was announced on February 14, 2022. Hence, there will be 2 announcements this year. 

How many got Canadian permanent residence in 2022?

So far in 2022, over 300,000 new permanent residents have already been welcomed by Canada. A majority of these were from economic immigration who could make a positive contribution to the Canadian economy. 

Why does Canada need immigrants?

Dealing with a low birth rate on one hand and a significant part of the existing workforce set to retire within the coming years, Canada relies on immigration to provide a part of the solution. 

Immigration matters to Canada. Immigrants - 

  • Contribute to the economy, 
  • Create jobs for Canadians, 
  • Grow Canada’s workforce, 
  • Help fill available jobs, 
  • Fill gaps in the labour force,
  • Pay taxes,
  • Spend money on goods, transportation, and housing,
  • Support the aging population, 
  • Fill temporary labour requirements, 
  • Boost trade, 
  • Sustain Canada’s education system,
  • Help small and mid-sized communities thrive by settling in them, and
  • Integrate fully into Canadian society.

Canada has among the highest naturalization rates worldwide. Naturalization is a process through which a foreigner becomes a citizen of a country that they have resided in for a specific time period. As per official statistics, around 85% of immigrants that came to Canada took up Canadian citizenship. 

How can I immigrate to Canada?

There are many Canadian immigration pathways available, such as - 

The most suitable route for you will be as per your individual circumstances, academic and professional background, as well as future plans. 

For more details, get in touch today!

Free consultation provided.

Topics: Migrate, Canada




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