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Immigration News

IRCC starts the year 2022 with an Express Entry draw for PNP candidates

  • Rajneesh Kumar
  • 6 January, 2022

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has started the New Year 2022 with another program-specific Express Entry draw. This latest draw of federal Express Entry System took place on January 5, 2022 to issue 392 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) Visa this time around. The candidates with provincial nomination are eligible to receive invitation in this draw. 

Express Entry draw results 5 January 

The IRCC has invited 392 Express Entry candidates (having provincial nomination) in this draw with a CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score requirement of 808 points. Invited candidates have the provincial nomination and the 600 CRS points based on the same. This is the reason that Cut Off is high in this draw. 

Express Entry Draw on 5 January 2022


EE Category

No. of ITAs

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-breaking rule

January 5, 2022

Only for PNP Candidates



March 04, 2021 at 16:57:50 UTC

Last year, i.e. in 2021, Express Entry issued total 1,14,431 invitations in overall 42 Express Entry draws held in the year. 

Click here to see the complete list of Express Entry draws until date 


Also read- Which is the easiest PNP to apply for Canada PR visa this year

Last year, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) created history by inviting most number of Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian PR visa in single year. This year too, the Express Entry invitation target is high (i.e. 110,500 invitations) and hence, expectations of the applicants are high too.

Canada immigration in 2022

This year, Express Entry system may undergo some changes as well, as per recent Mandate letter sent by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Canadian immigration minister Sean Fraser. The PM has asked the immigration department to expand the Express Entry for temporary foreign workers and international students.

Hence, in 2022, Express Entry is going to offer the Permanent Resident (PR) pathway to a wide range of candidates including the skilled professionals. It is the high time to prepare your Canada immigration application under a trusted Immigration Advisor.

To check your eligibility status and apply for Canadian Permanent Resident (PR) visa in 2022 you may call Visas Avenue Canada Immigration Expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or send us an e-mail at

- Rajneesh Kumar

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