Canada invites 4,750 candidates in the most recent Express Entry draw

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score to fall in eleventh all-program draw since july 6.

Canada conducted its most recent all- program Express Entry draw on November 23.

This is the eleventh draw since all-program draws restarted on July 6.

IRCC (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada) issued 4,750 invitations to candidates with a minimum CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 491. All the eligible candidates were invited from the CEC (Canadian Exprerience Class), FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program), FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program). All the immigration streams that gets managed under the Express Entry system.

The all-program Express Entry draws got paused for over 18 months in the December 2020. These darws were stopped because of the backlog in the applications affected originated becasue of the COVID-19 related travel restrictions. During this time, only the candidates from the Canadian Experience Class or PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) received Invitations to Apply (ITAs). Although, IRCC also stopped the draws for the CEC in September 2021.

The number of Invitation to apply issued in this recent draw is same as the last two on November 9 and October 26. The CRS score is persistent to fall by two or three points with every round.

Changes to NOC

IRCC announced the NOC 2021 system on November 16, an alteration of  NOC 2016, the NOC (National Occupation Classification) system which is used to demonstrate the profession and skill level of an Express Entry candidate.

The new TEER system categorizes occupations based on training, education, experience, and responsibility included. The new TEER (Training, Education, Experience, and Responsibility) has altered NOC 2016’s skill levels 0-E and generated an equivalent five TEERS.

NOC 2016NOC 2021
Skill Type 0TEER 0
Skill Level ATEER 1
Skill Level BTEER 2
Skill Level BTEER 3
Skill Level CTEER 4
Skill Level DTEER 5

With the announcement of the TEER system, new 16 professions become eligible for Express Entry, while three occupations become ineligible. Though, these ineligible occupations can still be accepted under other economic immigration programs such as PNP program.

The announcement of the newly eligible occupations aspires to focus on sectors in which Canada is presently experiencing skilled labour shortage such as tech, healthcare, and truck drivers.

Here are the 16 newly eligible occupations.

  • Payroll administrators
  • Dental assistants and dental laboratory assistants
  • Nurse aides, orderlies, and patient service associates
  • Pharmacy technical assistants and pharmacy assistants
  • Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants
  • Sheriffs and bailiffs
  • Correctional service officers
  • By-law enforcement and other regulatory officers
  • Estheticians, electrologists and related occupations
  • Residential and commercial installers and servicers
  • Pest controllers and fumigators
  • Other repairers and servicers
  • Transport truck drivers
  • Bus drivers, subway operators and other transit operators
  • Heavy equipment operators
  • Aircraft assemblers and aircraft assembly inspectors

Express Entry likely to change in 2023

Currently, in the late 2022 and early 2023, candidates can see and experience that Express Entry draws will pursue as they are, and the Comprehensive Ranking System will be the main factors in the issuance of the ITAs.

Although beginning in 2023, the newly passed Bill C-19 means Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada will have the power to hold targeted draws. The factors for acquiring an invitation to apply could differ between draws, and it depends on Canada’s most required economic need.

For instance, a candidate can acquire an ITA on the basis of their occupation, education, or language abilities. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said that these focused draws will better place new permanent residents on a success path, but also ensuring that the urgently required labour gaps in Canada’s workforce are filled.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the unique application management system for three immigration streams of Canada: the CEC (Canadian Experience Class), the FSWP (Federal Skilled Worker Program), and the FSTP (Federal Skilled Trades Program). The PNP (Provincial Nominee Program) candidates in the Express Entry Pool are already the eligible candidates for minimum one of these immigration programs.

Express Entry runs on a point-based system, the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System, to rank the profiles of the candidates. The high-scoring candidates achieve an ITA (invitation to apply) and then can apply for a PR (permanent residency).

After the submission of the application, the IRCC official reviews the application of the candidate and makes the final decision. After the completion of the process, if approved, the candidate has now become a Canadian permanent resident and one step closer to becoming a Canadian citizen.