In its most recent all-program Express Entry draw, Canada has invited 4,250 candidates.

Since July 6, this was the eighth all-program draw.

On October 12, 2022, Canada hosted its most recent all-program Express Entry draw. Since they resumed on July 6, it was the eighth all-program draw.


4,250 applicants who received a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 500 received invites from IRCC. Candidates were eligible to obtain invites from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), all of which are Express Entry-accredited programs.


Beginning in December 2020, Express Entry all-program drawings were suspended for a period of more than 18 months. Only those who qualified for the CEC or the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) received invitations to apply throughout the hiatus (ITAs). Due to a backlog of applications brought on by COVID-19-related travel restrictions, the draws were put on hold. The IRCC also stopped holding lotteries for the CEC in September 2021.


Expected soon: a new immigration levels plan:

As part of the Immigration Levels Plan 2022–2024, IRCC hopes to reach its goal of adding 432,000 new permanent residents. Every year, the IRCC publishes a new plan year that details the estimated number of immigrants Canada expects to receive over the next three years and further breaks down each immigration category and program. The Immigration Levels Plan's express entry goal for 2022 is 55,900 new permanent residents. Through Express Entry programs, Canada has so far accepted just over 28,000 new permanent residents between January and August 31. By November 1 of this year, a new Immigration Levels Plan is anticipated to be released.


Now, medical professionals can apply for Express Entry.

A few of the obstacles that prevented physicians from applying for Express Entry programs while they were already temporarily residing and working in Canada have already been addressed by Canada.


Because Canada's medical system frequently operates on a "fee-for-service" approach, which differs from a standard employer/employee relationship, doctors were not qualified. Therefore, technically speaking, doctors are regarded as self-employed. Experience working for oneself that was acquired in Canada is ineligible to be included in an Express Entry application.


Being self-employed alone does not disqualify a candidate. An applicant may still be qualified for an Express Entry program if they have at least one year of work experience in Canada or overseas.



Upcoming changes to Express Entry:

One of the first modifications to Express Entry that will likely last through 2023 is the exclusion of doctors. In contrast to the current system, which issues ITAs to a wide range of candidates solely on the basis of their CRS scores, Bill C-19, which received Royal Assent in Parliament in June, will give IRCC more authority to target Express Entry candidates based on specific work experience, education, or language abilities.


Description of Express Entry.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program all use Express Entry as their applicant management system (FSTP). Candidates for the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in the Express Entry pool are already qualified for at least one of these schemes.


The Comprehensive Ranking Method (CRS), a points-based system used by Express Entry, ranks candidate profiles. The highest-scoring applicants are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA), after which they can submit a permanent residency application.


An IRCC official examines the application once the candidate submits it and determines whether or not to approve the candidate. In addition to requesting biometrics, the officer could schedule an interview or ask for other paperwork. The applicant will then be a permanent resident of Canada and one step closer to obtaining Canadian citizenship if this is successful.


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