On August 18, Canada welcomed 463 Express Entry provincial nominees to apply for permanent residency.
Candidates needed a score of at least 751 and a nomination from an Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program to be invited (PNP).
Because the provincial nomination is worth 600 points, high score cutoffs are common in PNP drawings.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with scores of at least 760 in the previous PNP draw.
Candidates with the required score were only invited if their profiles were submitted before April 13th, 2021 at 16:29:29 UTC.
Whether or whether there was a tie, the IRCC always announces a cutoff time.
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16 PNP draws in 2021
Thus far in 2021, IRCC has only drawn two categories of candidates from the Express Entry pool: PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The cause is due to a pandemic. Express Entry applicants who qualify for the PNP or CEC are very certainly already in Canada.
Candidates for the PNP have demonstrated to a province that they can flourish in the Canadian job market.
The PNP’s job is to figure out where there are gaps in the workforce. Future immigrants’ applications to provincial programs were crafted to fill those gaps.
When immigrants are nominated, it implies they are filling a gap in the local labor market.
Regional needs cannot be met by federal initiatives in the same way.
To summarize, the Canadian government must continue to engage with the provinces to promote their immigration goals.
PNP applicants from outside Canada may now complete their landing in Canada and become permanent residents since accepted permanent residents are no longer subject to travel limitations.
Express Entry invitations almost double 2020 levels
In comparison to the same period previous year, the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued by IRCC has nearly doubled.
With more invites, the IRCC is more likely to meet its 2021 objective of 108,500 immigrants under the Express Entry system.
So far this year, Canada has granted 102,779 invites through the Express Entry system.
Due to the nature of CEC and PNP-only draws, the minimum score requirements have fluctuated.
Because the draws are concentrated in a single set of candidates, CEC draws usually have lower cutoffs.
In the Federal Skilled Worker Program, for example, they are not competing with others.
As a result, bigger draw sizes allow IRCC to invite more applicants, lowering the score.
With their provincial nomination, PNP candidates automatically receive 600 points, therefore PNP draw will always be higher than any other form of Express Entry draw.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is a points-based system for managing immigration applications for the three Federal High Skilled programs, which include the:
- Canadian Experience Class,
- Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
You will be awarded a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System if you are eligible for an Express Entry-managed program (CRS).
The CRS assigns points based on a variety of factors, including skilled work experience, age, education, official language skills, and others.
The CRS is out of a possible 1,200 points. Except for PNP candidates, who receive an automatic 600 CRS points for receiving a provincial nomination, the vast majority have fewer than 500 points.
During regular rounds of invitation, IRCC invites the highest scoring candidates to seek for permanent residency.
Candidates who have been invited to apply for Canadian immigration can do so now.
Recent Express Entry / CEC Draws 2021
Below are the results from the most recent rounds of invitations issued during Express Entry draws:
|Draw||Date||Number of ITAs||CRS Cut Off||Tie-Breaking Rule|
|199||4 August 2021||512||760||March 5, 2021|
|198||22 July 2021||4,500||357||February 14, 2021|
|197||21 July 2021||462||734||April 11, 2021|
|196||8 July 2021||4,500||369||June 10, 2021|
|195||7 July 2021||627||760||June 14, 2021|
|194||24 June 2021||6,000||357||February 17, 2021|
|193||23 June 2021||1,002||742||February 18, 2021|
|192||10 June 2021||6,000||368||April 28, 2021|
|191||9 June 2021||940||711||February 16, 2021|
|190||31 May 2021||5,956||380||May 28, 2021|
|Draw||Date||Number of ITAs||CRS Cut Off||Tie-Breaking Rule|
|189||26 May 2021||500||713||April 6, 2021|
|188||20 May 2021||1,842||397||April 24, 2021|
|187||13 May 2021||4,147||401||April 29, 2021|
|186||12 May 2021||557||752||April 29, 2021|
|185||29 April 2021||6,000||400||April 24, 2021|
|184||28 April 2021||381||717||March 16, 2021|
|183||16 April 2021||6,000||417||March 1, 2021|
|182||14 April 2021||266||753||March 1, 2021|
|181||1 April 2021||5,000||432||February 16, 2021|
|180||31 March 2021||284||778||March 16, 2021|
How To Apply For Express Entry
If you want to apply for Express Entry, below are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Find out if you are eligible
Many interested candidates do not always know whether they are eligible for the program. To find out your eligibility status, check our resource page.
Step 2: Get your documents ready
You need to put all your documents together to apply for Express Entry.
You may need documents, such as language test results (e.g IELTS), to show that you are eligible for Express Entry.
Some documents take a long time to get, so you should start planning on getting them ready now.
Step 3: Submit your profile
After getting your documents ready, your next step is to open a valid Express Entry profile.
This profile enables you to give detailed information about yourself.
If you are eligible, IRCC will accept you into the pool of candidates.
You will be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system.
Your score is based on the information provided in your profile.
Step 4: Receive an invitation and apply for permanent residence
IRCC sends invitations to apply to the candidates with the highest scores in the pool.
If you are successful, you will receive an invitation to apply, where you are given 90 days to submit your application for permanent residence.
Ensure you submit all supporting documents to enable the immigration department to process your application.
Processing time for Express Entry usually takes 6 months or less.
Once your application is approved and successful, you will receive confirmation of permanent residence (COPR) from IRCC.
With your COPR, you can complete your landing process in Canada.
What is the average processing time for Express Entry Canada?
Express Entry is a program that allows people to enter Canada quickly.
The full procedure may take six months, or even less, for eligible candidates who receive an invitation to apply (ITA) immediately after entering the pool and then quickly submit a comprehensive application.
The following variables, however, may cause this timeline to be extended and should be considered:
Firstly, while some candidates are invited shortly after entering the Express Entry pool, others may obtain an ITA until months later or not at all.
Secondly, some invited candidates may be ready to apply for immigration to Canada shortly after receiving their invitation, while others may require more time than the 60 days provided.
While the IRCC seeks to complete applications in six months, some applications may take longer, and some decisions on other applications may be made sooner.
How To Improve CRS Points Score for Canada Experience Class (CEC)
If you need help improving your CRS score before the next Express Entry Draw in July here are key ways to improve your CRS score.
In the following weeks, months, and years, more invites are expected to be given, benefiting people and families from all over the world who aspire to make Canada their permanent home.
The Comprehensive Ranking System is a 1,200-point scale that is used to compare federal economic applicants.
It’s part of the Express Entry system, which began processing permanent residency applications in January 2015.
The score is used as a cut-off point in Express Entry draws. Its purpose is to forecast a candidate’s chances of achieving economic success in Canada.
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