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Canada Makes a Comeback with FSWP & CEC draws

After a long haul, Canada makes a pretty good comeback with the all-programs Express Entry Draw held on 6th July 2022. For the first time in the last two years, immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada nominates a total of 1,500 international skilled workers with the lowest CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score of 557 points. The candidates were nominated not only under the all-famous Federal Skilled Worker Program but also from the Canadian Experience Class.

The last draw for Federal Skilled Worker Program was held in 2020 and ever since then, candidates have been eagerly waiting for an update on the resumption of the draws. The hopes went high when last month Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser announced the supposed draw scheduled in July. Soon after this announcement news was released by the authorities stating the application processing time coming back to the standard period.

Canada Immigration Express Entry

The Express Entry system is a program that functions on the basis of points allotted to the applicant according to six important elements. The applicant has to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) that is then assessed and reviewed by IRCC who gives scores in terms of the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to the candidates. After submitting and evaluating the application, you enter the Express Entry Pool from where top candidates with the highest CRS Score are selected.

What is Federal Skilled Worker Visa?

This visa comes under the category of Express Entry. It allows experienced and skilled people to directly apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. It is one of the three subcategories of programs offered by the Canadian government to allow people in every phase of life to have a chance and get settled in Canada. All you need to have is working experience in one of the fields mentioned in the NOC.

What is Canada Experience Class Category?

It is a program that aids skilled workers having Canadian working experience of at least 1 year to apply for permanent residency and be a citizen. This is a very attractive choice for the people working there because, within 6-12 months, the applicant’s visa usually gets approved. So, you can also say that this route is the quickest if you already are a temporary resident of Canada and aspire to become a permanent one.

Increase your chances of nomination!

Merely making your profile and filing out the requirements won’t increase your chances of getting picked. For that you need to keep certain things in mind.

  • Make sure that your IELTS score, Passport and Express Entry Profile are up to date and not expiring anytime soon.

  • Improve English and French points if you think that you still have the slightest margin of rejection.

  • Focus on your work experience and try to get as much field exposure as possible so that your profile stands out.

  • You can also add your spouse’s credentials to your profile if you’re married and you’re applying as a couple.

Published Date: 7th July 2022