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Posted on January 11 2021

Express Entry: 4,750 invited with Canadian experience

By  Editor
Updated January 13 2024

In the latest round of Express Entry invitations held on January 7, 2021, the federal government of Canada has issued another 4,750 invitations to Canada immigration hopefuls to apply for permanent residence. The minimum ranking score – as per the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] – required was 461.

Overview of Express Entry Draw #172
Date and Time of round January 7, 2021 at 14:15:32 UTC
Number of invitation issued 4,750
Candidate invited from Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
Minimum CRS cut-off 461
Tie-breaking rule applied September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC
Invitations issued by date 0 [in 2020]; 5,000 [in 2021]

Express Entry Draw #172 specifically targeted those with previous Canadian experience. As per Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] “Candidates from the Canadian Experience Class were eligible for this round of invitations.”

This is the second Express Entry draw of 2021. The first draw of the year, held on January 6, 2021, targeted Express Entry candidates that had been nominated under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP].

As a PNP nomination fetches an Express Entry candidate 600 CRS points, the minimum cut-off in PNP-specific draws tends to be in the higher range. CEC-specific draws, on the other hand, usually have a lower CRS required – as compared to all-program draws – as a smaller pool of candidates is considered.

With a tie-breaking rule of September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC applied, CEC candidates that had CRS 461 only received invitations if their Express Entry profile had been submitted before the specific date and time.

Despite being an unprecedented year in terms of the global travel restrictions, 2020 nonetheless proved to be a record-breaking year for Express Entry. As many as 107,350 invitations were issued in 2020 in the 37 Express Entry draws held throughout the year.

Over 4 lakh newcomers are to be welcomed by Canada in 2021.

Along with being the leading country among the Top 10 most-accepting countries for migrants, Canada is the most popular country for migrate overseas.

Express Entry Draws in 2021 - Total draws so far: 2 - ITAs issued so far: 5,000 
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 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 461 4,750 September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC --

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