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IRCC Opened First Express Entry Draw of 2022 for PNP Candidates

January 08 , 2022 By Rajneesh Kumar

IRCC Opened First Express Entry Draw of 2022 for PNP Candidates

 On January 5, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) opened its first Express Entry draw of 2022 and invited 392 PNP candidates. For the New Year 2022, candidates with provincial nominations received their Invitations to Apply (ITA) for Canada PR.

Program-specific Express Entry Draw- January 5, 2022

All those candidates who received their invitations in this latest Express Entry round must submit their eAPR (electronic Application for Permanent Residence) along with supporting documents and fees within 30 days.

To qualify for an ITA, candidates need to obtain a minimum CRS score of 808. While, the tie-breaking of March 04, 2021, at 16:57:50 UTC, has been implemented, which means if more than one applicant has the lowest score, then the cut-off will be based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

Express Entry Round of Invitations on January 5, 2022

Draw Date

EE Category

No. of Invitations Issued

Minimum CRS Score Requirement

Tie-Breaking Rule


PNP Candidates Only



March 04, 2021 at 16:57:50 UTC


To determine your eligibility for Canadian immigration, take our free Express Entry assessment online. It is indeed the right time for you to start your Canada PR visa application process as the Canadian government is opting for a more flexible approach for EE candidates to help the nation meet its labour market needs.

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