• Mon - Fri 9.00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Immigrating to Canada

Category Archives: Express Entry

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.

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 512 PNP candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw on August 4, 2021

Express Entry Draw #199: August 4, 2021

Canada conducted its first Express Entry draw of this month on August 4, 2021.

Total 512 Express Entry draw candidates, who had previously obtained nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

In order to get an ITA in this draw, PNP candidates were required to have a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of at least 760.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was March 5, 2021 at 22:38:31 UTC. That means all PNP candidates with a CRS score of at least 760 who had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool before this date & time, received invitations 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 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the second most popular Canadian immigration program after Express Entry. Most of Canada’s provinces and territories have their own PNP streams (aligned with Federal Express Entry System and not aligned with Express Entry) that allow them to welcome foreign skilled professionals/workers who can help address their local labour market needs.

Candidates, who meet the selection criteria of an Express Entry-aligned PNP stream and successfully receive a provincial nomination invitation, can obtain additional 600 points toward their CRS Scores. This effectively guarantees them an ITA in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Since the start of 2021, IRCC has been conducting only PNP- and Canadian Experience Class (CEC)- specific Express Entry draws as these candidates are most likely already in Canada. So far this year, 99,316 Express Entry candidates have been invited to apply for permanent residency by IRCC.

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 4500 CEC CANDIDATES TO APPLY FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCY IN NEW EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW

Express Entry draw : July 8, 2021

Canada invited another 4,500 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw held on July 8, 2021.

The invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued to candidates who had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold of at least 369.

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 June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC. This means all CEC candidates with a CRS score of and above 369 who had submitted their profiles before this date & time, received ITAs in this invitation round.

Canada has a target of inviting 108,500 immigration candidates for permanent residency through the Express Entry system in 2021.

So far, IRCC has invited 93,842 Express Entry candidates this year, which is twice the number of invitations issued by Canada at the same time last year – 53,800.

Since the beginning of 2021, Canada has been holding only CEC and Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific Express Entry draws as these candidates are most likely to be present in Canada during the pandemic.

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!

Another 627 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canadian PR in July 7th Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw : July 7, 2021

Canada invited 627 Express Entry candidates who previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry draw on July 7.

The draw had a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff threshold of 760. The CRS score requirement is quite high since immigration candidates who meet the selection criteria of an Express Entry-aligned PNP stream and successfully receive a provincial nomination invitation, can automatically obtain additional 600 points toward their CRS Scores.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break in this draw. That means all PNP candidates with a CRS score of 760 and above who had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool before June 14, 2021 at 07:44:05 UTC received Invitations To apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residency in this draw.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It is an online system used by IRCC to manage and process applications for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada through three federal economic immigration programs – The Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC).

Express Entry is a competitive immigration system. All eligible candidates are ranked against one another according to Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), which award them scores out of 1200 based on their age, education, language proficiency, work experience & other factors.

The high-ranking candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws conducted by IRCC.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the second most popular Canadian immigration program after Express Entry. Most of Canada’s provinces and territories have their own PNP streams (aligned with Federal Express Entry System and not aligned with Express Entry) that allow them to welcome foreign skilled professionals/workers who can help address their local labour market needs.

Canada has now invited 89,342 Express Entry candidates so far in 2021. This is almost twice the number of invitations issued by IRCC at the same time last 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!

Canada invited 1002 immigration candidates to apply for permanent residency in new Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #193: June 23, 2021

Canada continues to conduct program-specific Express Entry round of invitations. In new immigration draw conducted on June 23, 2021, a total of 1002 Express Entry Candidates who previously received a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian permanent residency.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) threshold requirement for this draw was 742.

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied a tie break in this draw and the time stamp used was February 18, 2021 at 04:04:56 UTC. That means all PNP candidates with a CRS score of at least 742 who had submitted their profiles in the Express Entry pool before this date & time, received invitations 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 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the second most popular Canadian immigration program after Express Entry. Most of Canada’s provinces and territories have their own PNP streams (aligned with Federal Express Entry System and not aligned with Express Entry) that allow them to welcome foreign skilled professionals/workers who can help address their local labour market needs.

Candidates, who meet the selection criteria of an Express Entry-aligned PNP stream and successfully receive a provincial nomination invitation, can obtain additional 600 points toward their CRS Scores. This effectively guarantees them an ITA in subsequent Express Entry Draw.

Canada has already invited 82, 715 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residency so far in 2021. This is almost twice the number of ITAs issued than at the same time last 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!