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Another 521 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for permanent residence in Express Entry Draw on September 15

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.

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 (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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IRCC invited 635 PNP candidates to apply for Canada PR in new Express Entry draw

EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #203: September 1, 2021

Canada invited another 635 Express Entry Candidates to apply for Permanent Residency in latest immigration draw held on September 1, 2021.

Only those immigration candidates who have previously obtained a nomination through an Express-Entry aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), received invitations in this draw.

The invitations to apply (ITAs) have been issued to candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 764.

Immigration candidates, who obtain nominations from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS scores.  This is the reason that CRS cut-off scores for PNP-specific invitation rounds are normally higher as compared to CEC and FSWP draws.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was April 12, 2021 at 12:21:45 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 764 or more, who had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, 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 Express Entry pool

Each candidate is awarded a core score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) based on factors that include age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French. This score determines their rank in the Express Entry pool.

A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency 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; this eventually enable them receive an ITA quickly.

So far in 2021, IRCC has now issued total 106,414 ITAs to PNP and CEC candidates.

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

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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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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!