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Express Entry: Second draw of April 2021 invites 266

Express entry April 14

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 
PNP Program Province Pathway
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
YNP Yukon 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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