EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #205: September 15, 2021
Canada invited 521 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination under an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), to apply for permanent residency on September 15.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 732. A provincial nomination automatically awards candidates 600 additional CRS points; therefore PNP draws always have higher cut-off threshold than any other type of Express Entry draw.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was February 24, 2021 at 10:46:54 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 732 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.
A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.
Express Entry-aligned PNPs
With an aim to attract highly skilled immigrants and deal with labour market needs, many of Canada’s provinces and territories have provincial nominee immigration streams linked to federal Express Entry.
Immigration candidates, who obtain a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score, eventually enabling him/her receive an ITA quickly.
Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 days to submit their complete application for Canadian permanent residence. If their application gets approved, IRCC will issue them a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR).
IRCC has now issued total 108,935 ITAs for Canada PR to PNP and CEC candidates so far in 2021.
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