Canada’s immigration minister confirms Express Entry draws will return to normal this Wednesday

Date Announced:

September 4, 2022

Active Period:

Starting September 6, 2022


Canada’s Immigration Minister Sean Fraser has just confirmed on Twitter that Express Entry draws for all programs will resume this Wednesday July 6 after a hiatus of over 18 months.

Draws for the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) have been on hold since December 2020. Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draws were put on hold in September 2021.

Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented these holds after border closures and restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused a backlog in the number of applications for permanent residence status.

Departments and Agencies:

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Type of Administrative Action:

Immigration Category:

Economic migrants | Prospective immigrants | Temporary foreign workers | Temporary residents


Express Entry; Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP); Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP); Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

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