Immigration Minister told CIC News in an exclusive interview that IRCC is aiming to resume all-program Express Entry draws on July 6.
Canada invited 636 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on June 22. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) of at least 752. The minimum score was relatively high because Express Entry candidates get an automatic 600 points added to their score when they receive a provincial nomination. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidates would have had 152 base points. In the previous draw, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 932 Express Entry candidates with scores of at least 796.