229th Express Entry Draw – 2,250 Invitations, Minimum CRS Score 525

August 17, 2022 – The 229th round of invitations for Canadian permanent residency under Express Entry has just been made. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score was 525, and 2,250 invitations have been extended.

About Express Entry

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses the Express Entry system to create a pool of candidates who may be eligible to immigrate permanently to Canada. Applicants under the express entry program are ranked using the Comprehensive Ranking System. People in the Express Entry pool having the highest-ranking scores at the time of invitation receive invitations to apply for permanent residency.

Express Entry Programs

Express Entry Programs include: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Visit the Government of Canada website for full requirements

About the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)

The Comprehensive Ranking System is a points-based system that IRCC uses to rank candidates for permanent residence invitations under the Express Entry program. Points are awarded for things like age, level of education, proficiency in English or French, work experience in Canada, and more.

Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Criteria

You can read the full list of ranking criteria on the IRCC website:
Comprehensive Ranking System Criteria.

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