On July 6th, Canada’s Express Entry program held its first all-program draw since December 2020. In our latest post, we look at what that might mean for those in the pool.
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The July 6th draw
Only 1,500 invitations to apply (ITA’s) for residence under the Express Entry system were issued on July 6, 2022. The low number of invitations was disappointing news all around.
Candidates from all Express Entry programs were eligible for this round of invitations. This was a significant draw, as the last time ITA’s for all programs were issue was December 23, 2020. Since that date, only Canadian Experience Class (up until September 2021) and Provincial Nominees were invited to apply via Express Entry.
Comparison of the two last all-program draws
|Date||December 23, 2020||July 6, 2022|
|CRS cut-off score||468||557|
Due to the accumulation of qualified candidates during the pause of all-program draws, the CRS cut-off score has jumped 89 points since December 2020 to July’s cut-off of 557.
The number of applicants invited on July 6th was also a surprise to those who were watching the pool, as the last four all-program draws of 2020 all issued 5,000 ITA’s each and many hoped July 6’s draw would be similar.
While July 6’s draw was a much needed first step towards all-program draw regularity, the total number of invitees and the rise in the CRS cut-off score means we can likely expect several more draws before the score begins to lower. We also do not know the frequency of the all-program draws, and there are still many questions left.
How can I get my points up?
We will be covering some general ways you can raise your CRS point score in a subsequent blog post.
In the meantime, you can also take our free assessment to discover your potential immigration pathways. We also offer a paid consultation with a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) if you wish to discuss your specific options.
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