Ottawa: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) of Canada has invited 4,250 rounds of invitations for candidates to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of lowest-ranked candidate invited was 500 for this draw invited on October 12.

Under the Express Entry system, this was the 8th draw all-program since the Canadian government resumed on July 6. IRCC has issued 30,865 invitations in 2022 after the all-program was resumed a hiatus of about one and half years due to unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2021, IRCC had recorded 114,431 ITAs, beating record of issuing 107,350 ITAs in 2020.

In the latest draw, tie-breaking rule applicable to October 10, 2022 17:10:53 UTC and if more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.

Candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Trades and Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

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