Canada Express Entry Latest Draw 2022

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The latest Express Entry draw

The latest Express Entry draw

Mar 30, 2022

Type of Express Entry Draw

Provincial Nominee Program

minimum CRS score

785

Express Entry candidates invited to apply for permanent residency: 919

People waiting in the Express Entry Pool: 196,692 as of March 14, 2022.

Types of Express Entry draws:

  • All Program (General): Express Entry all program draws are not specific to a program type. This type of draw focuses on the overall CRS score of the applicant, irrespective of the program type.
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): These Express Entry draws are specific to candidates in the Express Entry pool who qualify for the Canadian Experience Class 
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSW): These Express Entry draws target candidates in the Express Entry pool who qualify under the Federal Skilled Worker Program. There has never been a FSW specific draw in the history of Express Entry.
  • Federal Skilled Trades (FST): These Express Entry draws target candidates in the Express Entry pool who qualify under the Federal Skilled Trade Program.
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): These Express Entry draws target candidates in the Express Entry pool who have been nominated by a Canadian province.
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Express Entry Forecast 2022 - Next Express Entry Draw

Next expected Express Draw

April 14, 2022

Type of Express Entry Draw

Provincial Nominee Program

  • Immigration Level Plan 2022-2024:
    - 2022: 431,645 Permanent Residents (55,900 under Express Entry)
    - 2023: 447,055 Permanent Residents (75,750 under Express Entry)
    - 2024: 451,000 Permanent Residents (111,500 under Express Entry)

    IRCC has cut Express Entry admissions by half for 2022 and will use Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) as the main source of admissions for economic class immigrants. However, IRCC plans to return back to normal by 2024 with a target of 111,500 Express Entry admissions.
  • We forecast PNP only draws until July 2022 due to the backlog of more than 1.8 million applications and an internal IRCC briefing memo (Learn more at Is Express Entry Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Paused for 2022?)
  • Express Entry CRS scores are forecasted to be above 500 when they begin draws for other programs in July 2022
  • Potential changes to Express Entry: Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has explained that there is a possibility of occupation-specific draws in the future

Recent Express Entry Draws in 2022

Date
Program Type
Invitations Issued
Minimum CRS Score
March 30, 2022
Provincial Nominee Program
919
785
March 16, 2022
Provincial Nominee Program
924
754
March 2, 2022
Provincial Nominee Program
1047
761
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Express Entry Analysis 2022

CRS Score of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool as of January 31, 2022:

CRS Score Range
Number of Candidates
601-1200
918
501- 600
5,992
451-500
48,487
401-450
47,830
351-400
58,799
301-350
30,880
0-300
4,975
Total
197,881
CRS Score of Candidates in the Express Entry Pool as of January 31, 2022:

Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for PR issued by program in 2022

Program Type
Invitations to Apply
All Program
0
CEC
0
FSW
0
FST
0
PNP
6470
Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for PR issued by program in 2022

Lowest, Highest, and Average CRS Scores in 2022 by Express Entry Program

Program Type
Low
High
Average
All Program
0
0
0
CEC
0
0
0
FSW
0
0
0
FST
0
0
0
PNP
674
808
748

2018-2021 Express Entry Trend Analysis

Average CRS Scores by Program 2018-2021

Program Type
2018 avg CRS
2019 avg CRS
2020 avg CRS
2021 avg CRS
All Program
443
460
472
0
CEC
0
0
449
387
FSW
0
0
0
0
FST
286
345
415
0
PNP
902
0
729
736


This chart shows the average CRS scores for each program type between 2018-2021.

What can we learn from this table?

Average CRS scores were gradually going up until 2021. If Canada remains an attractive country to immigrate and permanent residency targets don’t increase significantly, CRS points may continually increase into the future.

Express Entry Pool Distribution 2018-2020

CRS Score Range
2018 Candidates (%)
2019 Candidates (%)
2020 Candidates (%)
601-1200
126 (0.06%)
138 (0.06%)
199 (0.07%)
501-600
3,395 (1.74%)
4,223 (1.77%)
6,725 (2.52%)
451-500
35,853 (18.32%)
53,532 (22.39%)
71,232 (26.71%)
401-450
62,856 (32.12%)
67,444 (28.21%)
73,812 (27.68%)
351-400
56,634 (28.94%)
69,614 (29.11%)
72,129 (27.05%)
301-350
30,650 (15.66%)
37,592 (15.72%)
36,112 (13.54%)
0-300
6,157 (3.15%)
6,572 (2.75%)
6,449 (2.24%)
Total
195,671 (100%)
239,115 (100%)
266,658 (100%)


This chart shows how many Express Entry candidates entered the Express Entry pool between 2018-2020 broken down by CRS distribution.

What can we learn from this table?
  1. Express Entry is growing in popularity. Candidates who entered the Express Entry Pool grew from 195,671 to 266,658 in 2 years. That represents over 36% growth!
  1. Express Entry is becoming more competitive. The distribution ratio is becoming higher and higher for candidates with CRS scores 451 and higher.

Invitation to Apply Issued By Program 2018-2021:

Program Type
2018 ITA (%)
2019 ITA (%)
2020 ITA (%)
2021 ITA (%)
All Program
88,700 (98.78%)
84,300 (98.83%)
68,100 (63.44%)
0 (0%)
CEC
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
34,215 (31.87%)
99,653 (87.09%)
FSW
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
0 (0%)
FST
900 (1.00%)
1,000 (1.17%)
250 (0.23%)
0 (0%)
PNP
200 (0.22%)
0 (0%)
4,785 (4.46%)
14,778 (12.91%)
Total
89,800 (100%)
85,300 (100%)
107,350 (100%)
114,431 (100%)


This chart shows how many Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued for each program type between 2018-2021.

What can we learn from this?
  1. In 2018, 46% of Express Entry candidates in the Express Entry Pool were invited to apply for permanent residency.

    In 2019, 36% of Express Entry candidates in the Express Entry Pool were invited to apply for permanent residency.

    In 2020, 40% of Express Entry candidates in the Express Entry Pool were invited to apply for permanent residency.

  2. After the pandemic started in 2019, IRCC has been focusing more on Canadian Experience Class and Provincial Nominee Programs.

  3. With the growing number of Express Entry candidates, Canada is becoming more selective with who they invite. This ties into the narrative that IRCC may be considering occupation specific draws according to the specific labour market needs of Canada.

Invitation to Apply Issued By Program 2018-2021:

Program Type
2019 PR Applications
2020 PR Applications
All Program
0
0
CEC
23,662
41,979
FSW
30,643
20,815
FST
726
169
PNP
12,229
13,097
Total
67,260
76,050


This chart shows how many Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued for each program type between 2018-2021.

What can we learn from this?
  1. In 2019, 78% of Express Entry candidates who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) submitted an application for permanent residency (not to be confused with approval rates).

    In 2020, 70% of Express Entry candidates who received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) submitted an application for permanent residency (not to be confused with approval rates).

  2. A significant number of candidates do not submit an application for permanent residency after receiving an invitation to apply. This could be due to many reasons but it shows the importance of being ready to apply within the Express Entry deadline.

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