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Posted on January 23 2021

Canada holds second Express Entry draw within 2 days

By  Editor
Updated January 12 2024

In the latest Express Entry round of invitations – Draw #174 held on January 21, 2021 at 14:22:20 UTC – another 4,626 Canada immigration candidates have received invitations to apply for permanent residence.

This is the second Express Entry draw to be held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] within a period of 2 days. The previous federal draw was held on January 20, 2021.

The previously held draw invited candidates from the Provincial Nominee Class, that is, those with a nomination under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada. The focus in the present draw, however, shifted to those with Canadian experience.

An Overview of Express Entry Draw #174
Date and Time of round January 21, 2021 at 14:22:20 UTC
Number of invitation issued 4,626
Candidate invited from Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
Minimum CRS cut-off CRS 454
Tie-breaking rule applied July 23, 2020 at 17:32:00 UTC
Invitations issued by date [January 21] 3,400 [in 2020] | 10,000 [in 2021]

As the minimum ranking score – the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score – required in the latest Express Entry draw was 454, all those CEC candidates received IRCC invitations that had a CRS of 454 and above.

In situations wherein more than 1 candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time that the candidates had submitted their Express Entry profiles.

The tie-breaking rule is applicable only to Express Entry profiles that have the minimum CRS required.

Canada has been found to be the most-accepting country for a migrant. Of the 401,000 newcomers to be welcomed by Canada in 2021, around 108,500 are to be Federal High Skilled.

107,350 ITAs were issued by IRCC in 2020, a record in itself. By an ‘ITA’ here is implied an Invitation to Apply that is issued by IRCC to an Express Entry candidate to submit their application for Canadian permanent residence.

Applying for Canadian permanent residence through the Express Entry system is by invitation only. An individual cannot apply directly for Canada PR.

Not all Express Entry profiles receive invitations to apply. However, there are ways of ensuring that an invitation is issued by IRCC. Securing a PNP nomination fetches an Express Entry candidate 600 CRS points, thereby guaranteeing that they are invited in the subsequent federal draw.

Express Entry Draws in 2021  Total draws so far: 4 ITAs issued so far: 10,000
Sl. No. Draw No. Invited Date of Draw Time of Draw CRS cut-off ITAs issued Tie-breaking rule applied For details
1 #171 PNP January 6, 2021 14:39:02 UTC CRS 813 250 November 2, 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC Canada holds first Express Entry draw of 2021
2 #172 CEC January 7, 2021 14:15:32 UTC CRS 461 4,750 September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC Express Entry: 4,750 invited with Canadian experience
3 #173 PNP January 20, 2021 14:13:12 UTC CRS 741 374 September 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC Express Entry: 374 invited with a PNP nomination
4 #174 CEC January 21, 2021 14:22:20 UTC CRS 454 4,626 July 23, 2020 at 17:32:00 UTC --

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