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Canada invited 6,000 CEC candidates in second-largest Express Entry Draw ever on April 16

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #183: APRIL 16, 2021

CRS further dropped to 417 points

Canada held the second-largest immigration draw in Express Entry’s history on Friday, April 16, 2021.

Another 6000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this surprise Friday draw.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score requirement for this draw was 417, which is a reduction of 15 points than the previous CEC-only draw.

As per the tie-break rule applied by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), only those CEC candidates with minimum CRS score of 417, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before March 1, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC, received an invitation 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, 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.

Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the Express Entry system. Eligible candidates need to first create an online Express Entry profile and receive an ITA before they can make an application for permanent residency.

CEC 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.

IRCC has now invited 55,390 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence through 13 invitation rounds held so far in 2021.

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266 Express Entry candidates received ITAs for permanent residence in new immigration draw on April 14

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #182: APRIL 14, 2021

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 266 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in new Express Entry round of invitations held on April 14.

The draw was restricted to candidates who have previously received a nomination from an Express Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).

The invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to PNP candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 753, which is a reduction of 25 points than the previous PNP- only draw.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 753 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Express Entry

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.

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.

The total number of invitations issued by IRCC so far this year is 49,390, which is nearly double the number of invitations issued at the same time last year.

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CRS dropped 17 points to 432 in new CEC- specific Express Entry Draw on April 1 Total 5000 candidates received ITAs for Canadian PR

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #181: APRIL 1, 2021

Canada invited another 5000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in latest Express Entry Draw on April 1.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score requirement for this draw was 432, which is a reduction of 17 points than the previous CEC-specific draw held on March 18. This is also the third-lowest CRS cut-off for a CEC draw conducted by Canada during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As per the tie-break rule applied by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), only those CEC candidates with minimum score of 432, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC, received an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in this draw.

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.

Canadian Experience Class applications are processed through the Express Entry system. Eligible candidates need to first create an online Express Entry profile and receive an ITA before they can make an application for permanent residency.

CEC is an ideal route to Canadian permanent residency for temporary foreign workers. Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals get a “head start” against other candidates in the Express Entry pool as it is a highly-valued factor under the CRS.

It is a popular option 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.

In order to meet its ambitious target of welcoming 401,000 economic class immigrants in 2021 amid travel restrictions, IRCC has been holding CEC and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific draws since these candidates are most likely already in Canada.

The total number of invitations issued by IRCC so far this year is already 49,124, which is almost half of its target of new Express Entry admissions in 2021.

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284 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #180: March 31, 2021

Canada invited 284 Express Entry candidates with provincial nominations to apply for permanent residency in new immigration draw held on March 31, 2021.

The draw was restricted to candidates from Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) and invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 778.

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 this invitation round was little high as compared to previous draws.

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.

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.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was March 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 778 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.

Canada continues to hold Express Entry draws targeting candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or those who had successfully applied and received a nomination through a PNP.

If go with the recent trends, there are chances that IRCC might hold an Express Entry round of invitations for CEC candidates within a day or two.

 Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!

Canada invited 4750 CEC candidates to apply for permanent residency in January 7th Express Entry Draw

Express Entry draw #172: January 7, 2021

Canada conducted another Express Entry round of invitations on January 7, 2021.

A total of 4750 immigration candidates received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residence in this draw.

The draw, which was restricted to Canadian Experience Class (CEC) program candidates only, had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold of 461.

It was the second invitation round held in two days. On January 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued a total of 250 ITAs to immigration candidates who had received nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs).

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 completed at least one year of skilled 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 temporary foreign workers including international students. Having obtained Canadian work experience, these individuals get a “head start” against other candidates in the Express Entry pool as it is a highly-valued factor under the CRS.

The IRCC applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was September 12, 2020, at 20:46:32 UTC. That means all CEC candidates with a CRS score of and above 461 who had submitted their profiles before this date & time, received ITAs in this invitation round.

Know your chances to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry!!

To find out if you’re eligible to immigrate to Canada under Express Entry, simply complete our FREE ASSESSMENT FORM ! A member of the WWICS team will review your eligibility and contact you to discuss your options!