Long-Awaited Express Entry Draw Declared Beyond Expectation

Jul 07,2022


Truth is stranger than fiction this famous quote from Mark Twain precisely fits with the latest situation. Canada immigration has declared the most awaited No Programme Specified Express Entry Draw and eventually, the day arrived when the long-awaited Express Entry Draw has been declared. However, the draw cut-off has gone beyond the imaginations, speculations, expectations, and calculations of the experts and applicants. The highlight of the draw is the CRS cut-off which has stopped at 557 points. In this draw, the luckiest and most eligible 1500 candidates from FSWP and CEC categories have received the invitations.

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  • This is a very special draw from Canadian immigration that has considered both FSW (Federal Skilled Worker) and CEC (Canadian Experience Class) categories.
  • FST (Federal Skilled Trades) and PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) categories have not been considered under the draw.
  • FSW and FST draws were closed since December 2020, whereas, since September 2021 the CEC draws were also closed due to the Wuhan COVID-19 Virus pandemic situation.
  • After this huge 1.5 years gap, now the draws are finally resumed and that is why it has a special significance.
  • Resuming of FSWP and CEC category draw is also important for the Canadian economy because almost 45% of immigrants migrate to Canada before the pandemic under the FSW category.
  • On the other end, almost 9% of international students and foreign nationals received their Canadian permanent residency under the Canadian Experience Class category.
  • Moreover, it is also necessary to understand that the Canadian labour market is in dire need of skilled workers from across the world. And only FSW, FST, PNP, and CEC category Candidates Can Bring The Required Skills.

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The latest draw may give the answers to previously raised many questions but now with the current scenario, several other questions are popping up like mushrooms in the rains. Such as,

1. Am I still eligible for Canada PR?

Yes, as a candidate you are still eligible to apply for Canada PR because after waiting for almost 1.5 years Canadian immigration has resumed their FSW and CEC draw. The department has not made any changes to the eligibility criteria. As far as the Canada PR invitation has concerned, there is a list of programs that may support you to obtain your permanent residence in Canada. Here is the list of the programs

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2. How can I achieve 500+ CRS?

There is a range of options available to increase your Comprehensive Ranking System Score. First, the fastest way to increase your CRS score is the improvisation of your language score. Whether you appear for the English language test like IETLS or CELPIP you score high and increase your CRS. On the other end, you may prepare for the French language and appear the tests like TEF or TCF that can support in increasing your score.

3. Do these draws remain high like the same?

First, though the CRS cut-off has stopped at huge points but it may reduce slowly gradually. Secondly, there are likely chances that with the continued high cut-off draws Canada Immigration cannot meet the desired immigration levels planned to target. As per the Canada Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, the country is targeting a total of 431,645 permanent residents in the year 2022.

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As per the above-mentioned figures, this year until last month Canada immigration has not even matched the half of the invitations that they have achieved in the last year till June month.

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4. Can I get a nomination from any Canadian provinces?

Yes, certain provinces frequently invite candidates through various provincial nomination programs and streams. Even during the pandemic when both FSW and CEC programs closed, then the PNP programs category has only open. One of the best parts of the PNP programs is that they can even nominate those candidates who may not qualify for the Express Entry or may not have higher language scores.

5. Shall I move to Canada on Study Visa now?

A Canada study visa is a wise choice to move to Canada fast than waiting for permanent residency. However, not everyone can qualify for Canada Student Visa. There are various parameters to get qualify for the student visa such as age, education background, educational credentials, education gap, English language score, and most importantly finance. Though a Canada Study permit is the fastest way to reach Canada but every visa type has its pros and cons. So before deciding to jump from Canada PR to study in Canada take proper counselling and do enough research.

6. Shall I start learning the French language to increase my CRS points?

Acquiring any skill is always a great decision until and unless it will support you and gives you the desired benefit. Because the skill enhancement requires your efficient time, efforts and most importantly your hard-earn money. Similarly, the French language will definitely increase your score with rocket speed. As per the Express Entry CRS calculation, if any candidate can achieve at least CLB 7 in the French language test then this score will add up to 62 additional points to your CRS score.

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Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover According to the point-of-view of some experts, it is not the right time to judge Canada immigration based on just one draw. However, future applicants can make themselves ready for Canada PR’s basic eligibility criteria of 67 points.

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