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Express Entry Has Officially Fully Re-Opened!

What Today's Draw Means and How To Get Ready for an Application

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.

All-program draws for Express Entry recommenced July 6, 2022!

Even though the unemployment rate in Canada is low, there is a very high demand for skilled workers. The recommencing of draws is supported by a job vacancy rate standing at 912,580 for Q3.

Follow along as we delve into more detail about what you can expect from Express Entry from here onward and how you can best prepare your 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 all will resume in 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.

let's talk about today's draw: July 6, 2022

IRCC has issued its first draw of 2022, with 1500 invitations being sent out, which saw candidates with 557 points or higher invited to apply. We see this is a "tester run" for IRCC, which will allow them to ensure that their systems are working properly, and to see what kind of application rates they can expect to see from candidates. We expect the rounds to increase in size as the summer progresses.

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, and was done within the last 5 years.

  • 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 for 6 months in a row or longer.

  • 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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