Canada Express Entry Draw #217 | 1,047 PNP candidates invited

Latest Canada Express Entry Draw #217 | Canada Immigration 2022

Latest Express Entry Draw March 2, 2022 #217 | Canada Immigration

The latest Canada Express Entry Draw #217 took place on March 2nd, 2022. This draw was targeted towards the Provincial Nominee Program candidates only. The draw offered 1,047 ITA to those with a cut-off score of 761. This is the  fifth Express Entry draw of the year. Canada is inviting thousands of immigrants to apply for Permanent Residency every month.

It is important to mention that this is the fourth time in a row that a PNP draw has broken a record for most invitations:

Details of the latest Canada Express Entry draw 2022:

  • Draw number: 217
  • Draw date: March 2nd, 2022
  • Immigration program: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates only
  • CRS score cut off: 761
  • Number of candidates invited to apply: 1047 ITAs issued

Next Express Entry Draw Date:

The next express entry draw #218 is expected to occur on March 16th, 2022.

Canada to Welcome 431,645 Permanent Residents in 2022

Canada’s immigration levels plan aims to welcome 431,645 newcomers in 2022. This is an increase of over 20,000 from Canada’s previous record-breaking targets for the year, the highest level ever targeted in Canadian history.

Included in this total, Canada plans to target 241,850 economic newcomers, including:

  • 55,900 Federal Skilled Workers, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class candidates
  • 83,500 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates

Minister says draws for skilled workers to resume in “near future”

So far, most of the Express Entry draws have been for PNP candidates only. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has not invited CEC candidates since September 2021. Moreover, we haven’t seen an FSWP draw since December 2020.

Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser told business leaders in a webinar that IRCC would resume draws for skilled workers “in the near future.”

Although the immigration minister said there was no announcement on when skilled worker draws would resume, he said that Express Entry would start to look more normal in the coming years.

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online system that Canada uses to manage applications for permanent residence under 3 programs:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): skilled workers who want to become permanent residents based on being qualified in a skilled trade. Applicants are normally young, highly educated, have some work experience, and know English or French.
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): skilled workers with foreign work experience who want to immigrate to Canada permanently. Applicants in this group are normally licensed plumbers, welders, etc.
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): skilled workers who have at least one year of full-time Canadian work experience in a professional capacity.

What to do if you receive an invitation to apply?

If you were invited to apply for permanent residence, you’ll get a message in your account telling you:

  • Which program you’ve been invited to apply for
  • What to do next

Also, you’ll need to show proof of the information you gave in your EE profile. IRCC will assess whether the information you submit in your application is different from what was in your profile.

How can Expressway Immigration Help?

Expressway Immigration is the leading immigration consultancy in Chennai, India backed by an efficient and professional team. Our Immigration professionals have helped more than 40,000 applicants to get PR visas to settle in Canada successfully. We are known for 100% success rate which redefines our expertise and track record in immigration services. We ensure an error-free application process so you can easily get your Canada Permanent Residency visa.

Getting help from Expressway Immigration Consultant may boost your chances of qualifying for immigrating to Canada in a short span of time.

India is Canada’s biggest source of immigrants and now that the country’s economy is recovering from the effects of the pandemic, immigration has become more important than ever. This is the best time for you to dive deep and figure out your prospects at gaining a Permanent Residency in the world’s second-largest country.

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