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2021 Express Entry Draw Update

Everything You Need To Know | Predictions For 2022

2021 has seen the Federal Government focus on inviting applicants under the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). We saw a historic 75 point CRS draw with the IRCC responding to the pandemic by inviting all workers with a year of work experience in Canada to apply for permanent residency through the Express Entry system.

Canada continues to focus on those in Canada, with CEC draws and PNP draws continuing to prevail, these two categories being the only draws that we’ve seen for the past year. It is interesting to note that since early September, there have only been PNP draws. Keep reading to find out more about the latest draw and what we predict for the rest of the year and 2022.

Express Entry System Updates:

Settlement Funds:

It is important to note that settlement fund information has been updated for Express Entry programs. Settlement funds are the amount of money you will need to have readily available to sustain and support you and your family for a minimum of 6-months while you look for work in Canada. Read more about settlement funds and the cost of immigration to stay up to date.

Points System Update:

You can now earn up to 50 additional points for strong French language skills (even if French is your second language).

Latest Express Entry Draw Results:
27 October 2021

The latest draw invited 888 applicants from the Provincial Nominee Class, which is the fourth consecutive draw that was reserved for applicants in this class since September 14, 2021.

Another big change in Canadian immigration saw Sean Fraser being elected as the new Immigration Minister for Canada on 26 October 2021. As we wait for the cabinet to shuffle, we can expect them to once again start making some major decisions around the Express Entry System soon.

Express Entry Predictions for the rest of the year and leading into 2022:

We expect that the Canadian Government will have its next Express Entry draw for the Provincial Nominee Class and will also resume its Canadian Experience Class draws.

What To Expect In 2022:

As far as our predictions for 2022, we believe you can expect to see the Federal Skilled Worker Class draws resume for those applying for Express Entry outside of Canada as COVID travel restrictions have been eased and Canada has slowly been reopening its borders for international travel.

We have also started to see final decisions and Confirmations of Permanent Residency (COPRs) issued for those who had pending permanent residency applications submitted in 2020 as Immigration Canada is working through its backlog of applications.

We estimate that the IRCC will start to extend more Invitations to Apply for workers that it seeks to land through Express Entry in 2022, as it tries to make up for the large decrease in immigrants entering the country through Express Entry in 2020 and 2021.

How we can help:

During our consultation, we establish if you are eligible to apply for Express Entry and guide you through measures you might need to take to strengthen your application. We assist you through this process step by step to ensure you have a successful application.

If you want more information on how you can successfully set up your online Express Entry profile, see our latest YouTube video where Jade takes you through the criteria and documentation needed to complete before creating and submitting your online profile.


Our Services

Calver and Associates is rated Canada's number one boutique immigration consultancy. We serve clients across Canada and internationally. Our Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant has over 10 years of experience in Canadian Immigration law and over four years of experience serving those in Canada and abroad.

We can assist with applications for both temporary and permanent residency in Canada. We handle applications for study permits, permanent residency, family class sponsorship, visitor visas, work permits, and Canadian citizenship. We also handle criminal inadmissibility cases by developing remedies for refusal.

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