Canada held its 17th Express Entry Draw on September 1, 2021. In this draw it invited 635 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for permanent residence.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held this draw with a cutoff score of 764, because the provincial nomination itself is worth of 600 points in the Express Entry system.
The invited candidates will have a period of 60 days to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for permanent residency.
Express Entry application processing
Compared to last year, in 2021 IRCC has invited only PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.
As the IRCC still finalizing the applications for CEC candidates who applied in January, Express Entry candidates from other programs might experience delay in processing the application. While IRCC says that it is due to the limited capacity to process the applications.
Candidates will receive the detailed information about the status of their application by going through the “Details about application status” section.
Express Entry invitations increasing year by year
The number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) was doubled compared to the number of invitations in 2020. Till now, the IRCC has issued 106,414 invitations issued to Express Entry candidates. But the IRCC aims to invite 108,500 Express Entry applicants in 2021.
|Recent draws||Express Entry Draws||Score|
|24-Jun-21||CEC only draw||357|
|7-Jul||PNP only draw||760|
|8-Jul||CEC only draw||369|
|21-Jul||PNP only draw||734|
|22-Jul||CEC only draw||357|
|4-Aug||PNP only draw||760|
|5-Aug||CEC only draw||404|
|18-Aug||PNP only draw||751|
|19-Aug||CEC only draw||403|
|1-Sep||PNP only draw||764|
The minimum scores will have a difference because of the CEC, and the PNP draws. Comparatively, the CEC will have lower cutoffs because the draws are based on one group of applicants. They will not compete with the Federal Skilled Worker Program.
So, with the lower cutoffs, it can offer bigger draw sizes to invite huge number of candidates.
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the most popularly used program to migrate to Canada. It aims to manage skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs which include:
PNP candidates get 600 points with their PNP nomination. So, the PNP draws are always greater than the Express Entry Draws.
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