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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #213: January 5, 2022

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #213: January 5, 2022

Canada invited 392 immigration candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in its first Express Entry draw of 2022 on January 5

Canada conducted its first Express Entry draw of 2022 on January 5.

A total of 392 Express Entry candidates, who previously obtained a nomination from an Express-entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cutoff for this draw was 808. Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional 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 March 04, 2021 at 16:57:50 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 808 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an ITA in this round of invitations.

Canada Express Entry System

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.

Since September 2021, IRCC has only been holding PNP-specific draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already. Moreover, increasing backlog in applications is another major reason that IRCC is conducting only PNP-specific Express Entry draws.  The immigration department wants to cut Express Entry backlogs in at least half before resuming all-program Express Entry round of invitations.

In 2021, IRCC has invited more than 114,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. Out of total ITAs issued, 14,778 have been rendered to PNP candidates while the remaining 99,654 ITAs went to CEC candidates.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #211: December 10, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #211: December 10, 2021

Canada invited 1032 immigration candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in its biggest PNP- Specific Express Entry draw ever on December 10, 2021

Canada conducted biggest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific Express Entry Draw ever on December 10, 2021.

A total of 1032 Express Entry Candidates, who previously received a nomination through an Express-entry aligned PNP, received Invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 698. This was a drop of 39 points than the previous Express Entry draw that was held on November 24 and had a CRS cut-off of 737.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional 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 September 10, 2021 at 16:43:17 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 698 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an ITA in this round of invitations.

Results: Rounds of invitations

  • Stream: Provincial Nominee Program
  • Date and time of round: December 10, 2021 at 13:53:48 UTC
  • Number of invitations issued: 1032
  • Rank required to be invited to apply: 1032nd or above
  • CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited: 698
  • Tie-breaking rule: September 10, 2021 at 16:43:17 UTC

Canada Express Entry System

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.

Since the beginning of 2021, Canada has only been conducting PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific Express Entry draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already.

So far this year, Canada has invited 113, 685 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.

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BC PNP Tech Draw: November 30, 2021

British Columbia invited 89 tech candidates to apply for provincial nomination for Canada PR

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted a new Tech draw on November 30, 2021.

A total of 89 immigration candidates received invitations to apply for provincial nomination for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.

Invitations were issued to candidates from the Skilled Worker and International Graduate subcategories of the BC PNP.

In order to receive an invitation in this draw, candidates were required to have:

  • a minimum provincial score of 78;
  • work experience in one of 29 eligible tech occupations; and
  • A valid full-time job offer of at least 12 months in one of the eligible occupations to qualify for the stream.

BC PNP Tech Program

Launched in May 2017, the BC PNP Tech provides a fast-track immigration pathway to qualified foreign tech workers and international student who want to become permanent Canadian residents. 

In order to apply through this stream, immigration candidates need to have a full-time job offer from an eligible employer in the province. The job offer must be valid for a minimum of one year with at least 120 days remaining at the time of submitting the application.

The eligible tech occupations that can qualify under this stream include Computer engineers, Civil engineers, Information systems analysts and consultants, Software engineers and designers, Web designers and developers, Computer network technicians, Authors and writers, Graphic designers and illustrators, Technical sales specialists – wholesale trade, among others

The eligible candidates need to first create a profile through the BC PNP’s online portal and register under its Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS). They must choose to apply through the Skills Immigration or Express Entry BC immigration categories.

The BC PNP will then invite candidates who fulfill the minimum score requirements to apply for a provincial nomination through weekly draws conducted by BC PNP.

Candidates, who received an invitation in this draw, now have 30 calendar days to submit their complete application for provincial nomination to BC PNP.

British Columbia PNP has now invited around 11,000 immigration candidates to apply for a provincial nomination so far in 2021.

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EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #210: November 24, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #210: November 24, 2021

Canada invited 613 PNP candidates to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw on November 24

Canada conducted another Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific Express Entry Draw on November 24, 2021.

A total of 613 Express Entry candidates, who had previously obtained nominations through an Express-entry aligned PNP, received Invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 737 points.

Express Entry candidates, who received a provincial nomination, automatically get 600 additional 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 June 22 2021 at 20:19:59 PM UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 737 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this round of invitations. If more than one applicant has the lowest CRS score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool.

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.

Since the beginning of 2021, Canada has only been conducting PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific Express Entry draws as these candidates are highly likely to be in Canada already.

IRCC has held total 33 PNP-specific Express Entry draws so far in 2021 in which total 17,785 candidates have received invitations to apply for Canadian permanent residency.

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!

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #208: October 27, 2021

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #208: October 27, 2021

888 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry Draw on October 27

Canada conducted third largest Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific Express Entry draw of the year on October 27, 2021.

Total 888 Express Entry candidates, who had previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-linked PNP, were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency in this draw.

The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score cut-off threshold for this draw was 744 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 October 7th at 16:38:21 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 744 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this round of invitations.

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.

The additional 600 points directly increase applicants’ 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.

IRCC has now issued a total of 111,265 ITAs to PNP and CEC candidates so far this year.

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!

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