With the labor shortage and aging population in Canada, there is a red carpet pitched for the foreign nationals to immigrate. This was witnessed in the Comprehensive Rankings Score (CRS) of 764 points announced on 1st September, 2021, through the #203 Express Entry Draw for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) Candidates Only. This means that all those candidates who secured 764 points or above in the Express Entry CRS point calculation total are eligible to apply for the PR status of Canada. Further, there were a total of 635 applications that were issued the ITAs.
The government of Canada has high plans for immigration as per the Canada Immigration Plan 2020 - 2022 as it expects that there will be more than one million new Permanent Residency (PR) status holders in the country. This plan was announced in Oct 2018, and since then the Express Entry Draws have witnessed a massive invitations splurge. There have been a series of Low Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score requirements to fill in the gap of skilled workers admitted through the Express Entry Program.
Despite the Coronavirus pandemic surge, the year 2020 has been a record-breaking year in an overview. It was the biggest year in the express entry system as the year ended with 107350 Invitations to apply being issued to Express Entry applicants. Towards the end of the year, there was a pattern of 5000 ITA issued with every draw in an effort to meet the immigration targets set for the year. Also, this year witnessed the smallest draw of the year on April 15 when just 118 ITAs were issued.Therefore, just like 2020, the year 2021 is also expected to be a record-breaking year with respect to immigration in the country. The month of January has already paved the way for a good immigration rate this year with 6,800 Invitation to Apply (ITA)s being sent in the first month itself with 5000 Invitations through the Express entry.
In the recent Canada Express Entry Draw #203, there were a total of 635 applications which were sent Invitation to Apply (ITA)s, the number of invites with this has gone up to 106,414 in 2021 so far.
For 2021, Nova Scotia Started with Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) with its Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry System. After this, on 5th January, Newfoundland and Labrador selected appellants in the priority skills stream, and British Columbia, on the same date, selected 158 appellants under different BC PNP streams. The Latest Draw of Saskatchewan was on 8th July in which 295 candidates got invited with the minimum CRS points score of 80.
To sum, there is not an iota of doubt that this is the year for immigration to Canada and the benefits of eased immigration process by the Canadian government should be properly utilized at this moment.
The Canadian Express Entry system provides a pathway to thousands of skilled professionals to immigrate to Canada. It is one of the most popular immigration programs in the world for those who yearn for permanent residency status in Canada while enjoying many citizenships like benefits. Besides offering quicker processing times, this federal immigration system is the key pathway for Canadian permanent residency, as the candidates who get selected in the Express Entry System become eligible to receive the Invitation to Apply for PR in Canada.
Canada has the seventh-largest economy in the world and also, by far, it’s the best country in the world to immigrate. The Canadian economy has a commitment to diversity which is unmatched. It is not just a strong and powerful country despite the diversities it is a fulfilling one too, owing to the great living standards and employment opportunities it provides.
The IRCC, Canada’s top immigration body has always meticulously handled immigration concerns of all it’s fellow applicants. For the same reason, the Express Entry program is updated regularly since it has been developed. The rules and parameters by which the applicants are accessed have witnessed changes from time to time and have been set differently especially in the last few months.
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|Draw #||Date||No of Invitations||CRS Score|
|Draw 203||Sept 1, 2021||635||764|
|Draw 202||Aug 19, 2021||3000||403|
|Draw 201||Aug 18, 2021||463||751|
|Draw 200||Aug 5, 2021||3000||404|
|Draw 199||Aug 4, 2021||512||760|
|Draw 198||July 22, 2021||4500||357|
|Draw 197||July 21, 2021||462||734|
|Draw 196||July 8, 2021||4500||369|
|Draw 195||July 7, 2021||627||760|
|Draw 194||June 24, 2021||6000||357|
|Draw 193||June 23, 2021||1,002||742|
|Draw 192||June 10, 2021||6,000||368|
|Draw 191||June 9, 2021||940||711|
|Draw 190||May 31, 2021||5,956||380|
|Draw 189||May 26, 2021||500||713|
|Draw 188||May 20, 2021||1,842||397|
|Draw 187||May 13, 2021||4,147||401|
|Draw 186||May 12, 2021||557||752|
|Draw 185||Apr 29, 2021||6,000||400|
|Draw 184||Apr 28, 2021||381||717|
|Draw 183||Apr 16, 2021||6,000||417|
|Draw 182||Apr 14, 2021||266||753|
|Draw 181||Apr 1, 2021||5,000||432|
|Draw 180||Mar 31, 2021||284||778|
|Draw 179||Mar 18, 2021||5,000||449|
|Draw 178||Mar 17, 2021||682||183|
|Draw 177||Mar 8, 2021||671||739|
|Draw 176||Feb 13, 2021||27,332||75|
|Draw 175||Feb 10, 2021||654||720|
|Draw 174||Jan 21, 2021||4,626||454|
|Draw 173||Jan 20, 2021||374||741|
|Draw 172||Jan 7, 2021||4,750||461|
|Draw 171||Jan 6, 2021||250||813|
|Draw #||Date||No of Invitations||CRS Score|
|Draw 170||Dec 23, 2020||5,000||468|
|Draw 169||Dec 9, 2020||5,000||469|
|Draw 168||Nov 25, 2020||5,000||469|
|Draw 167||Nov 18, 2020||5,000||472|
|Draw 166||Nov 5, 2020||4,500||478|
|Draw 165||Oct 14, 2020||4,500||471|
|Draw 164||Sept 30, 2020||4,200||471|
|Draw 163||Sept 16, 2020||4,200||472|
|Draw 162||Sept 2, 2020||4,200||475|
|Draw 161||August 20, 2020||3,300||454|
|Draw 160||August 19, 2020||600||771|
|Draw 159||August 6, 2020||250 (Federal Skilled Trades Program Specific)||415|
|Draw 158||August 5, 2020||3,900||476|
|Draw 157||July 23, 2020||3,343||445|
|Draw 156||July 22, 2020||557||687|
|Draw 155||July 8, 2020||3,900||478|
|Draw 154||June 25, 2020||3,508(For Canadian Experience Class)||431|
|Draw 153||June 24, 2020||392||696|
|Draw 152||June 11, 2020||3,559(For Canadian Experience Class)||437|
|Draw 151||June 10, 2020||341||743|
|Draw 150||May 28, 2020||3,515(For Canadian Experience Class)||440|
|Draw 149||May 27, 2020||385||757|
|Draw 148||May 15, 2020||3,371(For Canadian Experience Class)||447|
|Draw 147||May 13, 2020||529||718|
|Draw 146||May 1, 2020||3,311(For Canadian Experience Class)||452|
|Draw 145||April 29, 2020||598||692|
|Draw 144||April 16, 2020||3,782(For Canadian Experience Class)||455|
|Draw 143||April 15, 2020||118||808|
|Draw 142||April 9, 2020||3,294(For Canadian Experience Class)||464|
|Draw 141||April 9, 2020||606||698|
|Draw 140||March 23, 2020||3,232(For Canadian Experience Class)||467|
|Draw 139||March 18, 2020||668||720|
|Draw 138||March 4, 2020||3,900||471|
|Draw 137||February 19, 2020||4,500||470|
|Draw 136||February 5, 2020||3,500||472|
|Draw 135||January 22, 2020||3,400||471|
|Draw 134||January 8, 2020||3,400||473|
|Draw #||Date||No of Invitations||CRS Score|
|Draw 133||December 19, 2019||3,200||469|
|Draw 132||December 11, 2019||3,200||472|
|Draw 131||November 27, 2019||3,600||471|
|Draw 130||November 13, 2019||3,600||472|
|Draw 129||October 30, 2019||3,900||475|
|Draw 128||October 16, 2019||500 (FST Class candidates invited)||357|
|Draw 127||October 2, 2019||3,900||464|
|Draw 126||September 18, 2019||3,600||462|
|Draw 125||September 4, 2019||3,600||463|
|Draw 124||August 20, 2019||3,600||457|
|Draw 123||August 12, 2019||3,600||466|
|Draw 122||July 24, 2019||3,600||459|
|Draw 121||July 10, 2019||3,600||460|
|Draw 120||June 26, 2019||3,350||462|
|Draw 119||June 12, 2019||3,350||465|
|Draw 118||May 29, 2019||3,350||470|
|Draw 117||May 15, 2019||500 (Federal Skilled Trade Class specific draw)||332|
|Draw 116||May 1, 2019||3,350||450|
|Draw 115||17th April 2019||3,350||451|
|Draw 114||03rd April 2019||3,350||451|
|Draw 113||20th March 2019||3,350||452|
|Draw 112||06th March 2019||3,350||454|
|Draw 111||20th February 2019||3,350||457|
|Draw 110||30th January 2019||3,350||438|
|Draw 109||23rd January 2019||3,900||443|
|Draw 108||09th January 2019||3,900||449|
The latest requirements for Express Entry 2021 that need to be fulfilled by applicants are as under:
Comprehensive Ranking System is the way one is given cut-offs while applying to Express Entry Draw. The candidate gets a score out of 1200 which is used to benchmark one applicant against the other. The CRS has been part of the Express Entry Draw since its inception in the year 2015.
The CRS is designed such as to calculate the candidate’s chances of being economically successful during his or her stay in Canada. Thus getting a good CRS score becomes all the more essential in order to acquire your dreams to settle in Canada. To enter into the Express Entry Draw pool, the candidate must be eligible under one of the programs viz-a-viz Federal Skilled Worker Class or Canadian Experience Class or Federal Skilled Trades Class. A candidate must obtain at least the cut-off CRS to become eligible for PR.
If a candidate has provincial nomination obtained through on the Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams, he or she receives an additional 600 CRS points along with an invitation to apply for the next draw from the pool.
If a candidate has a high proficiency in English or French, a single candidate can get up to 260 points while a couple can get 270 points. Since there are only a limited number of ITAs, hence it is always a good idea to increase your CRS score. If you are applying as a couple, check if your partner can get a higher score and if so then apply under their name. Increased work experience under NOC 0/A/B skill level can also increase your chances for PR.
Implemented in January 2015, Express Entry is an online system that is used for managing immigration applications from aspirants who are looking for permanent residency in Canada. Below are the steps you are required if you want to participate in the Express Entry System and fulfill your dreams to settle in Canada.
Step 1: Find out if you’re eligible for Canada PR
First of all, find out if you are eligible to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Express Entry manages applications for three economic immigration programs:
Find out if you’re eligible to participate in any of the programs which fall under the Express Entry System.
Answer a few questions using Come to Canada tool and check if you meet the minimum requirements and criteria set by the program. Or read the detailed requirements for each program Canadian permanent residence.
Step 2: Gather your documents
To obtain the PR Visa in Canada, you need certain documents such as language test results, which will confirm your eligibility for Express Entry. Some documents may take a long time to receive, so gather all your documents on time and get them ready before you apply for PR in Canada.
Step 3: Submit your Express Entry profile
Submit information about yourself and create your Express Entry profile. If you’re eligible, you will successfully enter into the pool of candidates. From here, your journey to your favorite destination Canada has now begun.
Upon submitting the Express Entry profile, you’ll be ranked in the Express Entry pool using a points-based system. Your score shall be based on the information in your profile and credential assessment.
Step 4: Receive an invitation to apply for permanent residence
The candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be sent the invitations to apply. Once you receive the Invitation, make sure to submit your application for permanent residence within a timeframe of 60 days.
Please note that while creating your express entry profile and submitting your details for the Permanent Residency Visa, you need to pay utmost attention to the details you are filling in. Try to submit the maximum details about yourself. The most completed and accurate applications that have all the supporting documents in 6 months or less are given higher preference by IRCC.