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Express Entry Confirmed To Resume In July 2022

Breaking News & Immigration Updates: Federal Skilled Worker Program And Canadian Experience Class Draws Resume With Standard 6-Month Processing Time

IRCC has been focussing on the backlog of Express Entry applications which was impacted by the global pandemic. FSWP candidates have not been invited since December 2020, while CEC candidates have not been invited since September 2021. Candidates who have been patiently waiting for these streams to open again can rest assured as Canada's Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, recently announced that the Federal Skilled Worker and Canadian Experience Class draws will resume in July 2022.

Follow along as we discuss more on this topic and advise you on how you can prepare your Express Entry profile.

Important points discussed in the latest express entry update:

During Minister Sean Fraser's announcement on the 22nd of April, 2022 about the reopening of Express Entry and how the IRCC plans to combat the labour shortage in Canada, he addressed the following:

  • Invitations to FSW, CEC, and FST candidates will resume in early July.

  • Most new Express Entry applications are to be processed within six months.

  • Starting this summer, international graduates with post-graduate work permits expiring between January and December 2022 will be eligible to renew their permits for up to an additional 18 months.

  • Applicants no longer need to remain in Canada while their applications are being processed.

  • Applicants who apply for an open work permit while waiting for a decision on their permanent residence application may apply for an open work permit valid until 2024;

  • Those who applied through the TR to PR program for permanent residency can qualify for an open work permit, they can leave Canada while the application is being processed, and their dependents can get open work permits if they are outside of Canada.

Our predictions for all-program draws in July 2022

Expect points to be quite high.

As of April 27, 2022 there are over 50 000 candidates in the Express Entry pool who have a score between 451-500 and over 6000 who have a score between 501 - 600, as such the first rounds will see those with scores above 500 invited. Eventually those in the high 400s range after a few rounds of invitations will start to be invited.

How to best prepare your Express entry profile

To ensure that your application is fully completed and up to date, we've listed some important points for you to double-check whether your application is ready to be submitted:

  • Check if your documents are updated and are the most recent versions.

  • Include valid language scores in your application that were taken in the last 2 years. This could be either IELTS, CELPIP, or TOEFL depending on your specific case.

  • Make sure your educational evaluation has been done for your highest level of education.

  • Work experience letters should be prepared for all work completed within the last 10 years.

  • Obtain police certificates for all the countries where you have previously lived.

  • Prepare marriage certificates, divorce certificates, and birth certificates for all the relevant parties included in your application.

Let’s Navigate the Process Together

Our team understands how the tight 60-day deadline for Express Entry can make it difficult for applicants to ensure that all criteria are fully met and applicants fear their applications being returned as incomplete due to invalid documentation. Get in touch with our team of professionals who can help you prepare your Express Entry application and guide you through the process from start to finish.


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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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