Canada has held another round of invitations under the federal Express Entry System.
An online system, the Express Entry is used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] for managing applications for Canadian permanent residence from skilled workers under the 3 main economic immigration programs of Canada –
- the Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP],
- the Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP], and
- the Canadian Experience Class [CEC].
In the latest Express Entry draw – Draw #178 held on March 17, 2021 at 11:49:48 UTC – another 183 Canada immigration hopefuls have been issued invitations to apply for their Canada PR.
|An Overview of Express Entry Draw #178|
|Date and Time of round||March 17, 2021 at 11:49:48 UTC|
|Number of invitations issued||183|
|Candidate invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS cut-off||CRS 682
[PNP nomination = 600 CRS points]
|Tie-breaking rule applied||March 04, 2021 at 16:56:20 UTC|
|Invitations issued by date [March 17]||18,700 [in 2020] | 38,840 [in 2021]|
As this was a targeted draw, only candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada were eligible.
Canada’s PNP has almost 80 immigration pathways available, many linked with the federal Express Entry System. An Express Entry candidate that is a provincial nominee is guaranteed an ITA from IRCC.
A PNP nomination in itself fetches an Express Entry candidate 600 CRS points.
By CRS here is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System that is used for ranking Express Entry profiles against one another. It is the highest-ranked profiles that are invited by IRCC to apply for Canadian permanent residence.
A tie-breaking rule, of March 04, 2021 at 16:56:20 UTC, was applied by IRCC to Express Entry Draw #178. The tie-breaking rule is only applicable to profiles that have the minimum CRS required.
As per IRCC, “If more than one candidate has the lowest score, the cut-off is based on the date and time they submitted their Express Entry profiles.”
Simply put, profiles that have been entered into the Express Entry pool earlier gain precedence over those entered at a later date.
401,000 newcomers are to be welcomed by Canada in 2021. Of these, 108,500 will be through the Express Entry system.
Another 80,800 will gain their Canadian permanent residence in 2021 through the PNP route.
|How many will Canada accept through the Express Entry system in 2021-23?|
|Express Entry Draws in 2021
Total draws so far: 8
ITAs issued so far: 38,840
|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||Canada holds second Express Entry draw within 2 days|
|5||#175||PNP||February 10, 2021||14:31:18 UTC||CRS 720||654||August 14, 2020 at 06:51:00 UTC||Express Entry: 654 PNP candidates invited in the latest draw|
|6||#176||CEC||February 13, 2021||11:56:56 UTC||CRS 75||27,332||September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC||Express Entry: A historic 27,332 invited in a single draw|
|7||#177||PNP||March 08, 2021||13:53:21 UTC||CRS 739||671||February 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC||Canada invites 671 PNP candidates in latest EE draw|
|8||#178||PNP||March 17, 2021||11:49:48 UTC||CRS 682||183||March 04, 2021 at 16:56:20 UTC||—|
Note. PNP: Provincial Nominee Program, CEC: Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
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