With the Canadian express entry visa design for Skilled Worker Immigration Canada programs, including the Federal Skilled Workers and Canadian Experience Class that will restart in July 2022, people are raising the query: “What can we expect from Express Entry this year?”
These are the following things to expect from express entry draws:
1. The first thing to expect from the Canadian express entry visa coming this year is increased government fees. Although it is free to submit an express entry profile, those who receive an invitation to apply must pay the following fees: application fee, permanent residence fee, and in some cases, biometrics fees. These amounts increased on April 30, 2022.
2. The second thing to be expected from a Canadian express entry visa is a higher score cut than the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The final selection of those in the Canadian Experience Class requires a CRS of 462 or higher. The final nomination for those in the Federal Skilled Worker Immigration Canada Class requires 468 CRS points. With the large number of applicants accumulating in the Express Entry program and the reduced pick-up rate for 2022, the CRS scores needed to receive an invitation to apply are expected to be 500 points or more if the recruitment resumes in July.
As the draws will resume in July, if the IRCC follows its two-week pull-down pattern, there should likely be 14 draws before the end of the year. It means that at least 3,992 invitations should be used per capita. If these numbers are accurate, it will take more than four draws to subtract those with 481 points or more. However, applicants can access the express entry system at any time. As more people enter the system, naturally, it may take more draws to lower the points, as applicants will continue to enter the express entry program in the coming months.
3. This year, uncertainty is the third thing people can expect from the Canadian express entry visa.
Since the pandemic’s beginning, we have seen the express entry draws held for particular programs, unlike the programs we have seen before. It has resulted in applicants being selected under specific programs with shallow CRS values. Some lucky applicants in the CEC program received a 75-point invitation to apply. What is less known now is that the demo from July onwards will be designed for all programs or will be a mix of all program drawings and specific program drawings. If all drawings are for all programs, applicants can expect CRS scores to remain high. If they make particular drawings of a program, the CRS scores should be slightly lower for each program.
4. They will present another temporary community policy to those who applied for a Canadian Temporary Residence Pathway (TR2PR) last year. It was a unique temporary immigration program for enthusiastic and graduate staff in Canada (the process no longer accepts applications). The new public policy includes the given measures, which will take effect this summer:
- Applicants will no longer have to stay in Canada while processing their applications.
- Applicants who are applying for a permanent residence permit will have access to work permits by the end of 2024. It will ensure that they will finalize all applications for permanent residence before applicants apply to extend their temporary status again.
- To support family reunification, immediate family members staying outside Canada and those included in the permanent residence application of the principal applicant will be eligible for their open work permit.
Canada will receive more than 1.3 million new permanent residents between 2022 and 2024. It is the highest number since Canada began publishing targeted immigrants.