The federal government of Canada has held another draw under the Express Entry system, an online system used for managing Canadian permanent residence applications from skilled workers.
On May 20, 2021, Express Entry Draw #188 had another 1,842 candidates invited to apply to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].
This is the second-lowest CRS requirement of 2021. Previously, the Express Entry draw held on February 13, 2021, wherein a historic 27,332 were invited, had a CRS 75 requirement.
|An Overview of Express Entry Draw #188|
|Date and Time of round||May 20, 2021 at 10:10:54 UTC|
|Number of invitations issued||1,842|
|Candidate invited from||Canadian Experience Class [CEC]|
|Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] score cut-off||CRS 397|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||April 24, 2021 at 12:09:24 UTC|
|Invitations issued by date [May 20]||38,200 [in 2020] | 68,317 [in 2021]|
By the CRS score is implied the points allotted following successful registration of the Express Entry profile and an assessment of the profile while in the pool. Express Entry profiles in the pool are ranked based on their score, allotted out of a maximum of 1,200.
|Fetching 600 CRS points in itself, a nomination through the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] guarantees an invitation from IRCC for an Express Entry candidate.|
With the tie-breaking rule applied by IRCC, in the latest Express Entry draw, candidates invited had previous Canadian experience and a CRS score of 397 and above, provided they had entered their profile before the date and time in the tie-breaking rule.
The tie-breaking rule is only applicable to profiles that had the minimum CRS score cut-off. Profiles created at an earlier date are prioritized over profiles that are created at a later point in time.
Applying for permanent residence in Canada through the Express Entry system is by invitation only. While the creation of an Express Entry profile is a pretty simple and straightforward process, you cannot submit your PR application unless invited by IRCC.
As this was another of the program-specific IRCC draws, that have been the norm rather than the exception in the recent past, only those candidates were invited that were eligible for the Canadian Experience Class [CEC].
The CEC is for skilled workers that possess 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. This work experience in Canada must have been acquired in the previous 3 years before applying to the Express Entry.
|With the latest federal draw, so far 68,317 have been invited in 2021 by IRCC to apply for Canada PR.|
Permanent residence applications submitted through the Express Entry have a standard processing time of within 6 months.
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