Express Entry Draw 214: 1036 invited

By Vijay Lala



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OTTAWA ― Canada has invited 1036 PNP Candidates in Express Entry draw 214 on January 19, 2022. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut-off was 745 points. It means that candidates needed a CRS score of at least 745 points to receive this Express Entry draw invitation. 

This is the tenth program-specific [PNP] draw since Express Entry Draw# 204, a CEC draw. Canada has not conducted any draws targeting the Canadian Experience Class since September 14, 2021.

Express Entry Draw 214 Overview

Date and Time of roundJanuary 19, 2022 at 14:39:22 UTC
Number of invitation issued1036
Candidate invited fromProvincial Nominee Program [PNP]
Minimum CRS cut-offCRS 745
Tie-breaking rule appliedJuly 05, 2021 at 13:12:05 UTC
Express Entry Draw 214

Immigration Program / Invitations202020212022
Canadian Experience Class34215996530
Federal Skilled Trades25000
No program specified6810000
Provincial Nominee Program4785147781428
Grand Total1073501144311428
Program wise invitations – Express Entry 2020 – 2022

Express Entry – Past 6 draws trend

IRCC has invited only PNP candidates so far in 2022. The total number of invitations stands at 1428 in 2022, accounting for 100% of all invitations issued through Express Entry.

FSW candidates dominate the Express Entry pool

Canada did not invite any FSW applicants in 2021. As a result, the number of candidates has swelled and now consists of 80% of the Express Entry Pool.

CEC invitations on hold by IRCC

Based on an IRCC memo accessed through ATIP request by CICNews, IRCC internal memo revealed that the department stopped CEC draws in September 2021 to manage Express entry backlogs. As a result, the CEC applications in the pool have increased from 6% to 20%. The last CEC draw was conducted on September 14, 2021.

Lack of draws targeting the Canadian Experience Class Lack is a worrying factor for many CEC applicants resulting in them going out of status. 

FSW outlook in 2022

From the ATIP request filed by Canadian immigration lawyer Steven Meurrens, an IRCC internal memo from November 24, 2021 suggests a high possibility that FSW inventory will continue to be on the back burner for most of 2022.

Further, the Federal High Skilled admissions target could reduce by more than 50% due to the TRPR backlog and Afghan refugee resettlement plan.

Vijay Lala is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dual master's degrees in Political Science and Economics, along with a decade of Canadian immigration research experience, have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of immigration law, policy research, and settlement issues. Linkedin  Twitter

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