Immigrating To Canada? No Income Proof Needed For These Candidates! Check Full Details Of FSFW, CEC Visa Program

The federal immigration department of Canada has released preliminary data on candidates invited in the two most recent Express Entry draws for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

On July 6, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first all-program draw in 18 months, inviting 1,500 candidates to apply for Canadian immigration. In order to be invited, candidates needed to have a score of at least 557.

1750 Candidates Invited To Express Entry Draw

According to IRCC media relations, 1,750 candidates were invited to the 29 July Express Entry draw, with a minimum score cut off of 542.

The official government body confirmed that candidates eligible for the FSWP, along with those eligible for the CEC and the Provincial Nominee Program, were invited (PNP).

People wondering why the IRCC did not declare candidates for the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) should be aware that the IRCC prioritises sending CEC invitations to candidates who are eligible for more than one programme.

IRCC also invites candidates who are eligible for both the FSWP and the CEC, or who are eligible for all three programmes, including the FSTP. According to IRCC, CEC candidates do not need to provide proof of funds in order to apply for immigration, whereas FSWP and FSTP candidates who do not have a Canadian job offer do. 

It is preferable for candidates who are eligible for both to apply through the CEC.

FSTP Candidates To Be Considered For Other Programmes

The IRCC also stated that FSTP candidates would be considered for other programmes if they were eligible. Otherwise, their scores were insufficient to be considered for Canadian immigration.

To meet its 2023 immigration targets, IRCC will need to continue inviting candidates from all programmes, according to its current multi-year immigration levels plan. Around 80% of candidates who respond to their invitations are expected to hear back within six months.

Canada is inviting skilled workers to apply for permanent residency after a 2 year wait due to a massive backlog owing to the pandemic and the suspension of the visa programs.

Canadian Experience Class (CEC) – a common route for foreign post-graduation candidates to apply for PR was closed in September 2021.

Now for the first time since December 2020 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited as many as 1,500 candidates to apply for a PR, including those under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP).


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