The federal government of Canada has held its fourth round of invitations in April 2021 – through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] – under the Express Entry system.
On April 28, 2021, in the Express Entry draw #184, as many as 381 provincial nominees have been invited from the pool of candidates.
Those invited can now proceed to submitting their application to IRCC for their Canadian permanent residence.
This is the fourth Express Entry draw to be held this month. The previous draws of the month were held on – April 16, April 14, and April 1.
A provincial nominee is an individual that has been nominated, by any of the provincial or territorial [PT] governments, under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.
As this was a PNP-only Express Entry draw, the ranking score of the lowest-ranked candidate was that of CRS 717.
A PNP nomination in itself fetches an Express Entry 600 ‘additional’ points towards their ranking score as per the Comprehensive Ranking System.
|An Overview of Express Entry Draw #184|
|Date and Time of round||April 28, 2021 at 11:00:02 UTC|
|Number of invitations issued||381|
|Candidate invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS cut-off||717
[PNP nomination = CRS 600]
|Tie-breaking rule applied||March 16, 2021 at 21:20:50 UTC|
|Invitations issued by date [April 28]||30,400 [in 2020] | 55,771 [in 2021]|
A tie-breaking rule is applied by IRCC to Express Entry profiles that have the lowest score required as per that federal draw. 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, Express Entry profiles created at an earlier date get priority over profiles that have been entered into the pool of candidates at a later date.
No all-program Express Entry draws have been held so far by IRCC in 2021. However, for a skilled worker, eligible for the Federal Skilled Worker Program [FSWP], awaiting all-program draws to resume, a recommended course of action in the present scenario would be that of securing a PNP nomination.
With a CRS 600 boost gained through a PNP nomination, an Express Entry candidate is guaranteed an invitation to apply [ITA] by IRCC in the subsequent Express Entry draw to be held.
So far in 2021, a total of 55,771 ITAs have been issued in the 14 IRCC Express Entry draws held so far this year.
For 2021, the Express Entry admissions target, as per the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, is that of 108,500.
|Express Entry Draws in 2021
Total draws so far: 14
ITAs issued so far: 55,771
|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||Express Entry: 183 ITAs issued in latest draw by IRCC|
|9||#179||CEC||March 18, 2021||11:30:56 UTC||CRS 449||5,000||February 19, 2021 at 15:59:57 UTC||Express Entry: Another draw held in 2 days, CEC invited|
|10||#180||PNP||March 31, 2021||11:21:22 UTC||CRS 778||284||March 16, 2021 at 16:09:32 UTC||Express Entry: 284 PNP candidates invited in 4th draw of March|
|11||#181||CEC||April 1, 2021||11:04:53 UTC||CRS 432||5,000||February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC||Express Entry: 5,000 CEC candidates invited in first draw of April|
|12||#182||PNP||April 14, 2021||11:01:51 UTC||CRS 753||266||March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC||Express Entry: Second draw of April 2021 invites 266|
|13||#183||CEC||April 16, 2021||21:35:52 UTC||CRS 417||6,000||March 01, 2021 at 19:53:46 UTC||Express Entry: 6,000 receive ITAs by IRCC in latest draw|
|14||#184||PNP||April 28, 2021||11:00:02 UTC||CRS 717||381||March 16, 2021 at 21:20:50 UTC||—|
Note. PNP: Provincial Nominee Program, CEC: Canadian Experience Class [CEC].
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