The IRCC, for the first time since December 2020, in its recently held draw on 6th July, sent 1,500 invites to Express Entry candidates to apply for PR. All these invitations were sent to overseas candidates nominated via the PNP, with a minimum score of 557 points. This was the 14th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2022.

Back in 2020, all-program and Canadian Experience Class draws were suspended due to a huge backlog of applications that awaited processing. Now, after the IRCC has resumed all-program draws, new applications will be processed within six months.

The applicants are ranked in the pool using the CRS, a points-based system. The
candidates who scored the maximum CRS points are then invited to apply for
permanent residence. If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

Back in April, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser had announced a massive budget of $2.1 billion to be spent on improving PR processing times as the country currently grapples with an enormous immigration application processing backlog.

“I know that processing delays have been incredibly frustrating for many individuals.
Helping clients come to Canada quickly, with predictable processing times and efficient
communication with IRCC remains a top priority for me.”

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