The federal government of Canada has held another round of invitations under the Express Entry System managed by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC].
In the second draw to be held this month, another 266 Canada immigration hopefuls have been invited by IRCC in the latest Express Entry draw.
|An Overview of Express Entry Draw #182|
|Date and Time of round||April 14, 2021 at 11:01:51 UTC|
|Number of invitations issued||266|
|Candidate invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS cut-off||CRS 753|
[PNP nomination = 600 CRS points]
|Tie-breaking rule applied||March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC|
|Invitations issued by date [April 14]||26,500 [in 2020] | 49,390 [in 2021]|
As this was another of the program-specific federal draws, only those Express Entry candidates that had a provincial nomination – under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada – were eligible.
The minimum ranking score requirement in the latest Express Entry draw was that of CRS 753. By CRS here is implied the Comprehensive Ranking System that is used for ranking the profiles while in the Express Entry pool.
It is the highest-ranked candidates that are invited in the various federal and provincial draws held from time to time.
Put simply, the higher the CRS that you have, the better the chances of your being invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR.
Though the minimum score requirement – of CRS 753 – might appear to be on the higher side, it is nonetheless accounted for by the CRS 600 points gained by a provincial nominee merely by virtue of being nominated under Canada’s PNP.
Of the nearly 80 Canada immigration pathways available under the PNP of Canada, many are linked with the federal Express Entry system.
The PNP is the most recommended route for an Express Entry candidate with a low CRS score. With a 600-point boost got through a PNP nomination, the individual is assured of receiving an invitation from IRCC in the next Express Entry draw.
|Provincial PNP streams linked with the federal Express Entry System|
|AINP||Alberta||Alberta Express Entry Stream|
|BC PNP||British Columbia||Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker|
|Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional|
|Express Entry BC – International Graduate|
|Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate|
|MPNP||Manitoba||Skilled Workers Overseas – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway|
|NB PNP||New Brunswick||New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream|
|NL PNP||Newfoundland and Labrador||Express Entry Skilled Worker|
|NS NP||Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Labour Market Priorities|
|Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry|
|OINP||Ontario||Skilled Trades Stream [Express Entry]|
|Human Capital Priorities Stream [Express Entry]|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream [Express Entry]|
|PEI PNP||Prince Edward Island||Express Entry stream|
|SINP||Saskatchewan||International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry|
|NT NP||Northwest Territories||Employer-Driven: Express Entry|
A tie-breaking rule of March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC was applied by IRCC in Express Entry Draw #182. Applicable only to profiles that have the minimum required score cut-off, the tie-breaking rule grants precedence to profiles created earlier as compared to those created at a later date.
Hence, with the tie-break applied, those Express Entry candidates that had a PNP nomination along with a CRS of 753 and above received an invitation, provided they had created their Express Entry profile before the date and time specified.
With the latest round of invitations, Canada has invited a total of 49,390 so far in 2021 in the 12 draws held this year.
Canada plans on inducting 401,000 newcomers in 2021. Of these, 232,500 will find their way into Canada via economic immigration.
The Express Entry admissions target for 2021 is 108,500.
|Express Entry Draws in 2021 |
Total draws so far: 12
ITAs issued so far: 49,390
|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||—|
Note. PNP: Provincial Nominee Program, CEC: Canadian Experience Class [CEC].
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