The latest round of Express Entry ITAs (Invitations to Apply) invitations was announced on January 22, 2020. There were 3400 invitations issued this time around with the lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score at 471 points. This is a 2-point decrease from 473 points in the last draw, on January 8, 2020.

This is the second draw of 2020, and it brings the total number of invitations this year through Express Entry to 6800. Canada’s 2020 target for high-skilled immigration admission is 85,800, an increase last year’s 81,400.

The Express Entry program is the most popular pathway for skilled and economic-class immigrants to enter Canada and become permanent residents.

A number of candidates are selected from the Express Entry pool selected every few weeks too and invited to apply for permanent residency through one of three programs: Federal Skilled Worker ProgramFederal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.

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OINP – Notifications Of Interest Issued – January 12, 2022

On Jan. 12, 2022, the government of Ontario issued 502 Notifications of Interest (NOI) through its Human Capital Priorities Stream.

Express Entry candidates with scores between 464 and 467 in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) were eligible for the NOIs. This recent round targeted candidates with experience in the following National Occupations Codes (NOC):

Express Entry – PNP Draw – January 5, 2022

The PNP is only one of the many programs open to foreign nationals who want to immigrate to Canada. Other than government policy, immigration trends also reflect international developments. According to the Express Entry Year-End Report of 2020, the IRCC started to focus on Canadian Experience Class after the COVID-19 pandemic began. In 2019, about half of all Invitations To Apply (ITA) were issued to candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker category. In 2020, that number dropped to 32 per cent. However, the government of Canada is projected to draw more than 25 per cent of 2022’s immigrants from the Federal High Skilled category. This includes popular immigration streams such as Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class.

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