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3,000 CEC candidates received invitations to apply for Canada permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #202: August 19, 2021

Canada invited 3,000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry Draw held on August 19.

In order to get an invitation in this draw, candidates needed to have Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 403.

Only those CEC candidates with minimum CRS score of 403, who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before August 01, 2021 at 10:13:57 UTC, received invitations in this draw as per the tie-break rule applied by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

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, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) is an immigration category for foreign workers who have at least one year of full-time (or an equivalent in part-time) skilled, professional or technical work experience in Canada within the last three years and who wish to become permanent residents.

It is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for international students as it offers them the fastest and most simple path to achieving permanent residence after completing a program or course of study at a Canadian educational institution and acquiring required work experience.

CEC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to be eligible to apply under CEC, applicants must:

  • have at least 12 months of full-time (or an equivalent in part-time) skilled, professional or technical work experience one or more occupations classified as skill type 0, A or B under the National Occupational Classification (NOC) in Canada within the last three years of making application;
  • meet the required language proficiency level equivalent to Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of 7 if their job falls under NOC 0 or A or 5 if their job falls under NOC B; and
  • plan on living and working outside the province of Quebec.

IRCC has conducted total 32 Express Entry draws so far in 2021. Total 105,779 invitations have been issued to CEC and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates, which is almost double the number of ITAs issued at the same time last year.

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British Columbia invited over 435 Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs to apply for provincial nomination in new PNP draws on August 17

British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted four immigration draws on August 17, 2021.

More than 435 Skilled Workers and Entrepreneurs under the Skills Immigration (SI) & Express Entry BC (EEBC) Streams, Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category, and Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot category of BC PNP received invitations to apply for provincial nomination in these draws.

Invitation Round Results

Draw Category/Occupations Number of invitations issued Minimum Score
First draw The Skills Immigration (SI) and Express Entry BC (EEBC) streams 363 Between 73 and 91 points
Second Draw Candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 or NOC 0631Under SI and EEBC Streams 64 106
Third Draw The Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category 08 126
Fourth Draw The Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot category 05 129

In first draw, total 363 immigration candidates from the Skilled Worker, International Graduate as well as Entry Level and Semi-Skilled sub-categories of SI and EEBC streams received invitations. The minimum provincial score requirement for this draw ranged between 73 and 91 points.

In another draw, total 64 ITAs issued to candidates whose occupation falls under NOC 0621 – Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers or NOC 0631 – Restaurant and Food Service Managers with scores of 106.

Another eight invitations issued through the Entrepreneur Immigration Base Category and less than five invitations through the Entrepreneur Immigration Regional Pilot category.

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) offers a fast-track pathway for high-demand skilled foreign workers to gain permanent residency and immigrate directly to British Columbia.

The Express Entry BC (EEBC) stream of BCPNP allows the province to search & invite qualified candidates who have the qualifications, education and work experience with a valid profile in the Federal Express Entry system whereas the Skills Immigration Category of BCPNP is designed for skilled and semi-skilled workers whose occupations are in high demand in British Columbia.

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463 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw on August 18

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #201: August 18, 2021

Canada invited 463 immigration candidates who had previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw held on August 18.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 751 points.

Immigration candidates, who obtain a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off score for PNP-specific draws is usually high.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was April 13th, 2021 at 16:29:29 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 751 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is one of the most popular immigration pathways for skilled workers, international students and entrepreneur immigrants.

PNP enables participating Canadian provinces and territories to nominate a certain number of economic immigrants for Canadian permanent residence each year. A part of these nominations are known as ‘enhanced’ nominations that allow a province or territory to nominate candidates in the federal Express Entry system.

Express Entry candidates who receive a nomination by a Canadian province or territory are awarded an additional 600 points toward their Express Entry ranking score, which directly increase their chances to receive an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a subsequent Express Entry draw.

So far in 2021, Canada only conducted PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. If go with the trends, there are chances that IRCC might hold an Express Entry round of invitations for CEC candidates within a day or two.

Canada has now issued total 102,779 ITAs through the Express Entry system so far this year.

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Alberta 396 Express Entry candidates for provincial nomination in its biggest PNP draw of 2021 on August 10

The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) invited 396 Express Entry candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in its biggest immigration draw of the year on August 10.

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 300.

The invited candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination through the Alberta Express Entry stream of AINP.

The Alberta Express Entry Stream of AINP allows the province to search the federal Express Entry Pool for candidates who meet its specific eligibility requirements and invite them to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates do not require having any job offers in the province to be invited to apply for a provincial nomination through this Stream. However, they need to have work experience in an eligible occupation that supports province’s economic development and diversification priorities.

There are certain factors that can increase your likelihood of being nominated, like:

  • having a job offer and/or work experience in the province;
  • hold a degree from a Canadian post-secondary institution and a valid job offer; or
  • having a parent, child, or sibling who is a permanent resident or citizen in Alberta

Express Entry candidates with a nomination from Alberta, receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

AINP has now invited 3,157 Express Entry candidates so far this year. The province is allowed to issue total 6,250 nomination certificates in 2021.

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Manitoba invited 275 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination on August 12, 2021

Another 275 immigration candidates can now apply for a provincial nomination from the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP).

In latest immigration draw held on August 12, Manitoba PNP issued a total of 275 invitations, also known as Letters of Advice to Apply (LAAs) to immigration candidates through the Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education Streams.

Distribution of LAAs along with their respective EOI score requirement

Stream Total Invitations Issued Minimum EOI score
Skilled Workers in Manitoba 238 454
Skilled Workers Overseas 6 719
International Education Stream 31 No EOI score requirement

Out of total invites/LAAs issued, 36 went to Express Entry candidates.

The Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) allows the province to nominate foreign workers and international graduates of its post-secondary institutions for Canadian permanent residence through its three popular immigration streams – Skilled Workers in Manitoba, Skilled Workers Overseas, and International Education stream.

The Skilled Workers Overseas and Skilled Workers in Manitoba streams are designed to allow Manitoba invite immigration candidates who meet its labour market needs. In order to apply under both these categories, applicants need to first register an Expression of Interest (EOI) with the MPNP.

These EOI profiles are scored on the Manitoba points’ grid out of a total score of 1,000. Candidates with the highest scores are then invited to apply for provincial nomination through regular draws conducted by the MPNP.

If invited candidates successfully receive a nomination from the MPNP, they will get an additional 600 points toward their overall Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, which increase their chances to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in an Express Entry draw.

The MPNP has now invited 6,789 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination for Canadian Permanent Residency so far in 2021.

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