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August 7, 2022

Changes In Express Entry To Be Implemented In Early 2023

Changes in Express Entry to be implemented in early 2023: It is known that bill C-19 was proposed by the finance minister of Canada in the parliament. And, the bill has been passed on June 23, 2022. As a result, the bill allows the immigration minister to make changes to express entry. According to the latest updates, the reforms in the express entry will be implemented at the beginning of 2023. So, this post will provide you with complete information about bill C-19 and its impact on express entry candidates.

Overview of Bill C-19

Changes in express entry

Bill C-19 brought changes to the Immigration Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and gives the immigration minister the authority to make certain groups within the express entry and invite candidates from those categories. At present, there are three categories of express entry:

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program
  • Canadian Experience

As the Bill C-19 has been approved, there are a lot of changes coming to express entry. Hence, the immigration minister can form different groups based on the needs of the country. For example, if the immigration of Canada feels that there is a shortage of truck drivers in Canada, it can simply select truck drivers with suitable CRS scores as there is a separate category for them in the express entry.

Why are the changes in Express Entry to be implemented in 2023?

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser told that before bill C-19, it was difficult to target those candidates in the express entry pool who meet the economic needs of the country.

However, the process of categorizing is not an easy job. It has been already mentioned in the bill that the categories are to be made through the process of public consultation with stakeholders, workers, employers, or other people. Also, the government wants the process of making different categories very transparent. This is to avoid criticism that it could give special-interest groups the chance to influence certain candidates. Therefore, it is vital to have a proper discussion on this and then decide.

All program Express Entry draws on track

Despite all these changes in the Express Entry, the draws for express entry 2022 were not affected. The draws were resumed on 6 July 2022. And the express entry candidates were waiting for this for a long time and had high expectations from it. The CRS score cut-off for the draw on 6 July was 557 points which were already expected to be high. The first draw after a long pause invited 1,500 immigrants to Canada.

Moreover, the next draw on 20 July 2022 invited 1,750 applicants with a CRS requirement of 542 points. Now, Canada will continue to hold all program draws every two weeks on Wednesday.

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