Today, IRCC announced the details of first “All Program” or “No program Specified” Express Entry draw. This is the first of its kind draw since December 2020. Official Twitter accounts of IRCC and IRCC Minister, Sean Fraser already confirmed on in the beginning of July that draw will be announced today.
Below are the detail of today’s All Program Express Entry draw in the last 1.5 years.
- Number of invitations issued: 1,500
- Rank required to be invited to apply: 1,500th or above
- Date and time of round: July 6, 2022 at 14:34:34 UTC
- CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 557
- Tie-breaking rule: November 13, 2021 at 02:20:46 UTC
“Today, I am pleased to announce that Express Entry draws have officially resumed and applications will be processed at our 6 month processing standard. I look forward to welcoming skilled workers who will are essential in addressing Canada’s labour shortages.”~IRCC Minister, Sean Fraser
All program Express Entry draws include all the the Express Entry profiles under Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades (FST). Additionally, it also consider profiles under any of the aforementioned categories having a provincial nomination.
There hasn’t been any No program specified draw since December 2020. And, Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw has been put on hold since September 2021.
What Will Be The CRS Cut Off
IRCC Minister has previously indicated that these draws will be of similar size as they were before the pandemic. Assuming that there will be 5,000 invitations in today’s draw, then CRS cut off score could go as high as 510-550 or even more. Given that CRS score distribution in the Express Entry Pool as of June 20 already has 8,681 profiles with CRS score of 501 and above.
There would have been more profiles created since June 20 in the anticipation of Express Entry draw to be announced today. So, CRS cut off becomes kind of unpredictable.
However, IRCC is full of surprises and we may witness a high number of invitations. Fingers crossed and let’s hope for the best.
CRS score distribution of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of July 6, 2022
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Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.