The Express Entry draw that was held on September 14 saw Canada invite 2,000 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates needed a score of at least 462 to receive an invite and the invited candidates have 60 days to submit their final documentation requirement.
The number of Express Entry invitations being issued by IRCC has doubled this year compared to 2020. Canada is soon expected to reach its target of 108,500 newcomers through Express Entry in 2021. The graph below shows the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued so far in 2021 compared to 2020.
Express Entry draws are held for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) as well as Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), along with Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC) and Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC). Whilst the cut-off scores for these programs vary by large margins, provincial nominations-specific draws usually have a larger cut-off score due to the ‘automatic’ addition of 600 points to the candidate’s profile upon receiving a nomination. Because of this reason, the cut-off scores for PNP-specific Express Entry draws typically range between 740 and 760. CEC draws usually have a lower cut-off because the draws are concentrated on a specific group of applicants – applicants who have worked (or is working) in Canada for at least 1 year in the last 3 years. The graph below shows the CRS score cut-off for the last 10 draws.
Express Entry is an electronic selection system used by the Federal as well as Provincial governments of Canada [to select], as well as designated Canadian employers [to nominate] candidates for Canadian permanent residence under three of its popular economic [skilled] immigration programs:
Candidates eligible for any of the above programs are given a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in the Express Entry Pool. It is based on their Core/Human capital factors such as age, work experience, education, and language ability in English and/or French, etc. And, based on scores, candidates are periodically invited (or nominated) for permanent residence.
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