Canada Express Entry Draw #230– August 31, 2022

2750 immigration applicants received ITAs for Canada PR in a new Express Entry Draw; CRS score continues to drop

Canada issued 2,750 invitations to apply (ITA) for Permanent Residency (PR) in a new Express Entry draw held on August 31, 2022.

This was the fifth all-program Express Entry draw since Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) resumed all-program Express Entry draws on July 6, 2022 after a gap of more than 18 months.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 516 points.  CRS cut off score has been reduced by 9 points as compared to the previous Express Entry draw held two weeks ago, whereas the number of ITAs has increased by 500.

IRCC also applied the tie-breaking rule in this draw and the time-stamp was set for April 16, 2022 at 18:24:41 UTC. If more than one candidate has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Draw No: #230
  • Total invitations to apply (ITAs) issued: 2750
  • Date and time of round: August 31, 2022 at 13:55:23 UTC
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 516
  • Tie-breaking rule: April 16, 2022 at 18:24:41 UTC

Express Entry candidates, who received an invitation to apply in this draw, will get a message in their IRCC account telling them which program they have been invited to apply for and the next steps they have to follow.

What is Express Entry System?

Express Entry is a selection system for Canadian immigration, designed to select skilled workers for immigration to Canada.

It is a completely electronic process and manages applications for permanent residence under these three federal economic immigration programs:

·         The Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)

·         The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)

·         The Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

Eligible candidates can submit a profile into the Express Entry pool, where they are ranked against the other candidates according to a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), where they are ranked based on their human capital factors, skills, experience, and other factors.

Those who are highly ranked will then be invited to apply for permanent residency as skilled immigrants through regular draws by IRCC.

Those who received invitations need to submit a complete permanent residence application to IRCC within 60 days from the date of receiving an ITA.

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