All Express Entry Programs Will Resume July 2022

All Express Entry Programs Will Resume July 2022
Minister Fraser said Canada seeks to resume all-program Express Entry draws on July 6, 2022. During the interview, he confirmed that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) would regularize all Express Entry draws in early July, 2022.  

Canada Latest Express Entry Draw

In December 2020, IRCC paused Express Entry invitations for permanent residence to candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP). And, unfortunately, it did the same for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program in September 2021.Then, many people are waiting for all programs under the Express Entry system to come back in July 2022.

Express Entry Overlook

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, IRCC used to send Invitations to Apply (ITA) to candidates in the express entry pool every two weeks. Then, the system selects individuals according to their scores and eligibility under one of the programs.However, IRCC changed its regular course during the pandemic due to Canada’s travel restrictions. Then, they paused invitations for the FSWP and FSTP and prioritized CEC candidates to achieve its goal of landing 401,000 newcomers by the end of 2021. Yet, to control its inventory and improve Express Entry service standards, IRCC also paused invitations to CEC candidates in September 2021. From that moment until today, all Express Entry invitations have been sent to candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).Therefore, if all Express Entry draws will resume in July 2022 are fantastic news.

How All Express Entry 2022 Program Draws Will Work

For many years, the FSWP was the main route for economic class immigrants to Canada. In fact, they were about 45 percent of all candidates invited via Express EntryAnd even today, there is still a strong demand of FSWP candidates waiting in the Express Entry pool. All of them are waiting for the draw invitations to return in early July 2022. On the other hand, candidates under the CEC program can continue to maintain their legal status to reside in the country since they are eligible to apply for a bridging open work permit (BOWP). Therefore, it will enable them to keep their legal status in the country while waiting for their permanent residence card. It would be a fantastic option for CEC candidates since they haven’t been able to benefit from the BOWP since September 2021. Indeed, there is a vast number of CEC applicants waiting for the PR invitation for 2022.

How Does Express Entry Work?

The Express Entry is a system for the: Eligible candidates create their profiles on the Express Entry pool. Here applicants obtain their CRS score, wait for their invitation and then submit the complete application. Under the express entry pool, CRS scores are based on factors such as age, education, language skills, and work experience. When all express entry programs resume in July 2022, candidates with higher scores are expected to receive their invitations. However, IRCC is planning a significant change to the Express Entry system. This new measure would allow the system to issue ITAs to specific professional groups that most support the Canadian economy.According to the interview with CIC, the minister stated, “If we can project skills that are needed over the next 20 to 30 years, we can bring people who can hit the ground running and make a major economic impact.”However, this proposal is still under study by the Canadian Parliament and Senate. Then, with the Express Entry invitations returning in 2022, some changes may come with further draws. 

FAQs About Express Entry 2022

How long does the Express Entry work?

An express entry profile is valid for up to 1 year. After receiving the ITA and submitting the complete application, candidates should expect about six months to process their PR card. However, if a candidate doesn’t receive an ITA after 1 year, they can re-submit it to the system.

Do I need a Job Offer to Apply for Express Entry in 2022?

No, you don’t need a job offer to receive an invitation under the Express Entry system. However, if you have it, it will add more extra points to your profile since you can receive between 50-200 points for your Express entry profile in 2022. 

Can I Move With my Family?

Yes, the Express Entry system allows candidates to travel with close family members. Then, in the Express Entry profile, you should include your spouse or common-law partner and your dependent children. This way, they will also receive the PR card and may be able to move to Canada.

Will the Express Entry Score go Down in 2022?

That’s impossible to predict. As long as Express Entry programs will all return in July 2022, there may be many people with different scores waiting to receive an Invitation. However, if you need more points, you can improve your CRS score by getting more Canadian work experience, retaking the language test, getting a job offer or completing a study program in Canada.

What are The Language Requirements for Express Entry in 2022?

To qualify, you must ensure your score meets the minimum criteria for the program you are selecting.Always obtaining the highest score will improve your chances of receiving an invitation to apply.So, here are the scores depending on the programs:• Federal Skilled Worker Program: CLB 7• Canadian Experience Class: CLB 7 for jobs NOC type 0 or A. CLB 5 for jobs under NOC type B.• Federal Skilled Trades Program: CLB 5 for speaking and listening, and CLB 4 for reading and writing.Also, it is good if you can study French since having these two languages also add more points to your profile.

What are the Factors to Calculate my CRS Score?

Your profile and CRS points application are based on:
  1. age
  2. education
  3. canadian job offer
  4. work experience
  5. language Test (English and/or French)
  6. adaptability to settle in Canada.
For the Federal Skilled Worker Class, a 100-point grid is used to assess candidate’s eligibility. You will earn points based on how well you do in each of the six factors.  
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