A total of 4,500 CEC candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in the Express Entry draw which took place on July 22, 2021. The cut-off CRS score in this draw was 357 which is 12 points lower than previous CEC draw on July 08, 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued a total of 98,844 Invitations to Apply (ITA’s) in 2021 through the Express Entry system.
The cut off date and time for this draw under tie-breaking rule was February 14, 2021 at 09:04:15 UTC. It means in this draw, candidates who had the minimum score were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before Feb 14, 2021.
Yesterday, IRCC issued 462 ITA’s to Express Entry candidates nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum CRS score for these candidates was 734. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates receive an additional 600 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which is usually sufficient to trigger an invitation to apply (ITA).
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the application process for skilled workers in Overseas or Canada who want to settle in Canada permanently. This is the fastest and most popular pathway for newcomers seeking a new life in Canada. Interested Candidates are required to submit an online application to express their interest by creating Express Entry (EE) profile and, providing information about their skills, work experience, language ability, education, and some other details. After submitting the profile, candidates get a score to determine their place in the pool using the point-based system called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS system considers skills, work experience, language ability, education, and other factors (e.g. having a sibling in Canada, Canadian education or a valid job offer in Canada, etc.) to award points. Highest ranking candidates from Express Entry pool are regularly invited to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. Express Entry manages applications for permanent residence under these federal economic immigration programs:
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
Express Entry streams of the Provincial Nominee Programs
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