On September 28, 2022, Canada hosted its latest all-program Express Entry draw. The latest draw was the seventh on the line of succession of the all-program draws, since its commencement on July 6.
3,750 applicants with a baseline Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 504 received invites from IRCC. Invitations were distributed to qualified applicants from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), which are all Express Entry-based programs, as this was an all-program draw.
This draw is indeed the third time in succession that there were 500 more invites sent out than in the previous round. The draw on September 14 had invited a total of 3,250 candidates and on August 31, invited a total of 2,750 candidates.
Ever since the all-programs draw started in 2022, this was likely having the lowest CRS score for eligibility. It has been decreasing slowly ever since the scores peaked at 557 on the July 6th draw.
Scores decreased by eight or nine points for each of the initial five draws. Only six points were lost in the draw on September 14; exactly the same was true for this week.
Owing to a queue of applications brought on by COVID-19-related travel limitations, all Express Entry program draws were put on hold for more than 18 months beginning in December 2020. Only individuals from the CEC or Provincial Nominee Program got the invitations to apply even when there was a hiatus. The IRCC also halted its lotteries for the CEC in September 2021.
Click here for more information Canada held its latest Express Entry Draw inviting 3750 candidates