Latest Express Entry Invitations saw 512 PNP candidates invited to apply for permanent residence.
On the 4th of August, Canada invited 512 PNP candidates with scores of at least 760. The 512 PNP candidates had already obtained provincial nominations.
Candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) gain 600 points immediately when they receive their provincial nomination, which explains the relatively high score.
In the last PNP invitation round, 462 Express Entry candidates with scores of at least 734 were invited to apply for permanent residence.
The IRCC also released a tie-break rule cutoff time.
This is merely a procedural necessity; it does not imply that there was any actual tie.
Candidates with the minimum score were only invited if their Express Entry profile was submitted by March 5, 2021 at 22:38:31 UTC.
Table of Contents
- 1 What’s the point of a PNP-only draw?
- 2 Express Entry invitations ahead of 2019 levels
- 3 What is Express Entry?
- 4 Recent Express Entry / CEC Draws 2021
- 5 How To Apply For Express Entry
- 6 What is the average processing time for Express Entry Canada?
- 7 How To Improve CRS Points Score for Canada Experience Class (CEC)
What’s the point of a PNP-only draw?
Since the beginning of 2021, IRCC has only held Express Entry draws for the PNP and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The IRCC has made an attempt to invite candidates who are already living in Canada.
Despite the fact that PNP candidates are not necessarily in Canada, at least in the same numbers as CEC candidates, the federal government should continue to collaborate with its provincial partners.
In Canada, immigration is a shared responsibly. Numerous studies have indicated that immigrants who are chosen based on local labor market needs prosper.
On average, applicants who are already staying in Canada before obtaining permanent status have fared better in the labor market than candidates who have never set foot in Canada.
Outland PNP candidates are likewise less concerned about travel constraints.
This is due to the fact that on June 21, Canada opened its border to approved permanent residents.
Also, those who are invited today may have to wait months for their Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR), which is the final document required to become a landed permanent resident in Canada.
Express Entry invitations ahead of 2019 levels
The number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) has nearly doubled, when compared to the same period last year.
This indicates that the IRCC is stepping up its efforts to admit 108,500 newcomers using the Express Entry system by 2021.
So far this year, A total of 99,316 PNP and CEC candidates have been invited so far this year.
The minimum score requirements have fluctuated due to the nature of CEC- and PNP-only draws.
CEC draws often have lower cutoffs because the draws are concentrated in the one silo of candidates.
In the Federal Skilled Worker Program, for instance, they are not competing with others.
As a result, bigger draw sizes allow IRCC to invite more candidates, reducing the score.
PNP candidates, on the other hand, receive 600 points for their provincial nomination.
By this fact alone, PNP draws will always be greater than any other type 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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