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31 March 2022: Q1 2022: IRCC works on backlog, resulting in the smallest first quarter ever.

Only 6,488 Express Entry candidates have been asked to apply so far, all of whom are PNP candidates, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). Since the beginning of Express Entry in 2015, the first quarter of 2022 has been the smallest compared to prior first quarters. In Q4 2021, Canada welcomed only 4,735 PNP candidates to apply for permanent residence, the smallest quarter ever.

23 March 2022: FSWP and CEC invitations will be resumed by IRCC this spring.

In a recent interview, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser stated that the IRCC plans to resume Express Entry drawings for skilled workers in the spring.
Minister Fraser spoke with ApplyBoard in a virtual interview about foreign student issues. One of the minister’s priorities is to establish pathways for international students and foreign workers.
Candidates who are eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) fall into the Federal High Skilled category.
Fraser remarked. “We’re looking at different options right now to make sure we don’t lose out on talent. We’ll have a lot more to say about this in the coming weeks and months.”

23 March 2022: What progress has the IRCC achieved since last month?

Applications for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) are making significant progress. Only 10,400 CECs remain to be processed, indicating that IRCC may be able to clear the backlog by the spring. Meanwhile, significant development on FSWP applications is being made. IRCC has processed more FSWP candidates in the last two weeks than it did in a seven-month period in 2021. Between February 28 and March 15, the agency processed 4,000 FSWP applicants. At this rate, the department may be able to complete the FSWP backlog by the end of the year.



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