Canada Express Entry Draws Will Resume Wednesday – Sean Fraser
Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser Monday confirmed on Twitter that Express Entry draws for all programs will resume this Wednesday, July 6 after a hiatus of over 18 months.
“Starting July 6th, 2022, qualified candidates will be invited to apply for permanent residency from the following programs: 1. Federal Skilled Worker Program, 2. Federal Skilled Trades program, 3. Canadian Experience Class,” the minister tweeted.
Draws for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) have been on hold since December 2020. Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draws were put on hold in September 2021.
In the first four months of this year alone, 20,570 new permanent residents to Canada came under the program. At that rate, Canada could welcome 61,710 new permanent residents under the CEC this year.
Express Entry is an application management system used by IRCC to select the candidates it feels are best suited to live and work in Canada.
They are considered economic immigrants, meaning they are in their core working age and will be able to economically establish themselves within Canada while contributing to the labour force and economy.