The first Draw of 2021 was the Express entry aligned provincial Nomine program draw. IT required for the High CRS score of 813.
The Canada Government has kick-started the year 2021 with the latest Express Entry Draw, which is aligned with Provincial Nominee Program. The Draw was announced on 6th January 2020, and the applicants with the minimum CRS score of 813 were shortlisted. The high CRS score indicates that all those candidates who have received 600 additional points in the CRS score calculator are eligible for the latest Draw. Two hundred fifty candidates who were selected can now apply for the Canadian Permanent Residency.
The Express Entry Program has three subcategories: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class. Candidates who are eligible for all these programs can get selected based on the Comprehensive Ranking System score(CRS). The applicants are provided this score based on age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French. The points are given to individuals, and the high scoring appellants are selected in the Draw and provided with the Invitation to Apply (ITA). The CRS Scores are slightly dropped at the end of the year, and the top-scoring candidates were picked from the pool.
In the latest Draw, just like the other EE draws, the IRCC applied the tie-breaking rule. The applicants with a CRS score of 469 or more and those who had submitted their profile on or before 2nd November 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC were selected for relocation.
Despite the pandemic situation in 2020, the year was a record-breaking year in which the Canadian government had issued 108,350 ITAs to Express entry candidates, and this year, 2021 is expected to be even bigger than the last one.
This year, Canada is expected to welcome 401,000 new immigrants, and out of these108,500 are allocated through an Express Entry-managed program. The targets are expected to come up in the next three years, witnessing a rise of 110,500 in 2022 and 113,750 in 2023.