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7,002 candidates invited in Canada's last two Express Entry draws


Mohanad Moetaz - 29 June, 2021

7002 candidates invited in Canadas last two Express Entry draws
7002 candidates invited in Canadas last two Express Entry draws

Canada invited a total of 7,002 candidates to apply for permanent residence in the last two Express Entry draws on June 23 and 24.

On June 23, Canada invited a total of 1,002 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to apply for permanent residence. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) needed to get an Invitation to Apply (ITA) was 742.

If you receive a provincial nomination, you will get an extra 600 CRS points in the Express Entry system. The minimum core points required (without the extra points) was therefore just 142.

A day later, on June 24, Canada invited 6,000 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates to apply for permanent residence. The minimum CRS score for this draw dropped again, this time to 357. 

This is the second lowest CRS requirement in history. The lowest was when Canada held a huge Express Entry draw earlier this year, inviting 27,332 candidates. The CRS score in that draw was just 75.

Canada has been holding many program-specific draws such as these two since the country introduced travel restrictions in March 2020.

Complete our FREE Express Entry form to see if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada!
 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses the Express Entry system to manage applications for Canadian permanent residence through one of Canada’s three main economic-class programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Most Canadian provinces and territories have immigration programs that are aligned with the federal Express Entry system. 

If you sign up for an Express Entry profile, you will be given a CRS score. This score is based on multiple factors like your age, education, work experience and language proficiency.

CRS points can be given to one individual or to a couple. Those with the highest CRS scores in the Express Entry pool are invited to apply for permanent residence in an Express Entry draw.

A candidate would then submit their application to IRCC, who will then make a final decision. Canada aims to process most of the applications within six months. 

If you are successful, you will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) and a visa on your passport if you need one to enter Canada. The final step would be to move to Canada and receive your Permanent Residence (PR) card.

Canada is committed to meeting its immigration targets this year and is looking to invite many more people to apply for permanent residence.

In fact, Canada is looking to welcome over 400,000 immigrants every year between 2021 and 2023. 

If you want to immigrate to Canada, you can still create an Express Entry profile. IRCC still continues to accept admissions to the Express Entry system, despite travel restrictions currently in place.

Complete our FREE Express Entry form to see if you are eligible to immigrate to Canada!

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