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Posted on July 09 2021

Express Entry: Another 4,500 receive invitations to apply for Canada PR

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By  Editor
Updated January 13 2024

Another round of invitations has been held, within a day of the previous draw, under the Express Entry system of Canada.

Launched in 2015, the Express Entry system is an online application management system managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] on behalf of the federal government of Canada.

On July 8, 2021, another 4,500 were invited by IRCC to submit their application for permanent residence in Canada. This time around, the focus was on Canada immigration hopefuls that had recent Canadian experience, thereby making them eligible for the Canadian Experience Class [CEC].

The previous Express Entry draw was held on July 7, 2021.

An Overview of Express Entry Draw #196
Date and Time of round July 08, 2021 at 14:02:45 UTC
Number of invitations issued 4,500
Candidate invited from Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score cut-off CRS 369  
Tie-breaking rule applied* June 10, 2021 at 22:46:37 UTC
Invitations issued by date [July 8] 53,800 [in 2020] | 93,842 [in 2021]

* If more than 1 candidates, with their profile in the Express Entry pool, have the minimum required CRS, profiles created earlier are prioritized over those created at a later date.

Compared to the same time last year, Canada has issued almost double the invitations in 2021.

The Express Entry inductions target for 2020 was that of 107,350. As per the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, a total of 401,000 are to be welcomed by Canada in 2021. Of these, 108,500 are to be through IRCC Express Entry.

What is the Canadian Experience Class [CEC] under the Express Entry system of Canada?
The Express Entry system is used by the Canadian government for managing applications for the 3 main economic immigration programs of Canada. Immigration programs under the federal Express Entry system – [1] the Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP] [2] the Federal Skilled Trades Program [FSTP [3] the Canadian Experience Class [CEC] The Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada also has certain PNP streams linked with the IRCC Express Entry system. The CEC is for skilled workers that have previous Canadian work experience and intend taking up permanent residence in Canada. To be eligible for the CEC, an individual must have a minimum of 1 year’s skilled work experience in Canada, within the 3 years prior to applying to the Express Entry. The Canadian work experience can be either – full-time at 1 job, an equal amount in part-time work, or full-time work at more than 1 jobs. This work experience must have been gained by the individual by working in Canada on a temporary resident status, with the due authorization to work in the country. Self-employment and work experience acquired while in Canada as a full-time student don’t count towards the requirements of the CEC.

Canada remains the most popular country for migrate overseas.

While there is a high demand for immigrants across Canada, the country especially welcomes IT workers.

If you are looking to Work, Study, Invest, Visit, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No. 1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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