The federal government of Canada held a new Express Entry draw, inviting 940 candidates to apply for permanent residence on June 9.
All invited 940 candidates had previously obtained a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
This is why the cutoff score was relatively higher at 711.
Because all PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool automatically acquired 600 points added to their score.
Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring immigration candidate would have had just 111 points.
Canada Invites 940 Candidates, As Tie-break rule was used
In this latest draw, candidates who had the minimum score were only invited if they lodged their Express Entry profile before Feb. 16, 2021 at 09:06:30 UTC.
In the previous federal draw that was heard May 31, 2021, Canada invited 500 candidates.
And the score requirement was up to 713 points.
This draw almost doubled the number of invites, and the cutoff score dropped two points.
Overview of Express Entry in 2021
Since the start of 2021, here have been 75,713 candidates invited thus far.
The number of invitations sent out this year surpasses last year’s rate, thanks to the 27,332 principal applicants invited on February 13.
Of these candidates, about 87 per cent filled out applications within the 90-day timeline.
Both CEC and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates have larger numbers of candidates in Canada.
This is because PNPs sometimes require education or work experience from the nominating province, and CEC candidates must have at least one year of work experience in any Canadian province.
The score requirements are largely different in CEC and PNP draws.
CEC draws usually require lower scores because these immigration candidates are not competing with other candidates for invitations.
As a result, the bigger draw sizes allow candidates with smaller scores to be invited.
The previous CEC-only draw only needed candidates to have a score of 397.
PNP candidates automatically get an extra 600 points, which means their score requirements are considerably higher.
How to get permanent residence through Express Entry?
The first major step to immigrating to Canada through the Express Entry system is to see if you are qualified for one of the Federal High Skilled programs.
The Express Entry controls and manages the applications for Federal High Skilled programs, which include the:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program,
- Federal Skilled Trades Program,
- And the Canadian Experience Class.
Some PNPs also utilize the Express Entry system to invite immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
If you are qualified for Express Entry and enter your profile into the pool, you will receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The CRS awards you points based on your education, age, skilled work experience, official language skills, and other factors.
The immigration ministry invites the highest-scoring candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.
After you apply, an immigration officer at IRCC makes a decision on your application.
If you are approved, the last step is to finish your landing process and officially become a permanent resident.