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Express Entry: Canada holds 3rd draw of 2021

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Canada is a great destination for people who want to live and make a career in Canada. Every year, thousands of people move to Canada through Express Entry Canada. Living in Canada can be a life-changing experience.

Canada is a nation that boasts beautiful countryside, and it is widespread with modern cities. However, it is a popular living location among people looking to relax in natural beauty while enjoying modern conveniences.

Moreover, Canada is frequently ranked number one by the United Nations annual Human Development Index. Canada offers job opportunities, life expectancy, quality of schooling, and living costs. However, it has one of the strongest economies in the world and a member of the G8. It is one of the most prosperous nations in the world.

Canada covers a huge area, and most people live in cities within 200 km of the US border. However, the larger part of the country is less inhabited. Western and Northern Canada is popular among nature lovers worldwide.

Third Express Entry Draw

On January 20, 2021, Canada held its third Express Entry Canada immigration draw. However, Canada invited 374 candidates for Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The candidates needed a score of at least 741 to get the invitation.

Moreover, Express Entry is the major way for Canada to welcome skilled workers who want to get Canadian permanent residence. Canada has a goal of welcoming an average of 110,000 immigrants through Express Entry per year according to the 2021 – 2023 Immigration Levels Plan.

IRCC makes use of the Express Entry System for managing the applications under the following three programs:

This is a two-step process. In the first step, eligible candidates who fall under at least one of the three aforementioned skilled worker programs need to upload their profile onto IRCC’s website. The candidates will then get a CRS score on the basis of human capital factors like education, age, work experience, and language skills.

In step two, IRCCC will hold Express Entry draws approximately every two weeks and issue Invitations to Apply (ITAs). However, candidates who received invitations can apply for the highest permanent residence. Candidates with the highest scores will get invitations.

Once a candidate gets an ITA, he will need to submit Canadian PR applications to IRCC. However, candidates can get the invitation through Provincial Nominee Program aligned with Express Entry Canada.

Candidates having nominations from a province will effectively get ITA for Canadian PR in upcoming draws.

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

PNP is the second major way for Canada to welcome skilled worker immigrants. However, many of the provinces and territories in Canada operate their own immigrant selection systems through PNP. In this way, provinces can welcome skilled newcomers to fulfill the local labor market needs.

Candidates who comply with the selection criteria of a PNP aligned with Express Entry are eligible to get the additional 600 CRS points. However, such candidates will surely receive a provincial nomination invitation.

Moreover, 2020 was a record-breaking year for Express Entry despite the coronavirus pandemic. Canada issued 108,350 ITAs in 2020, and they set targets to set increase over the coming years. However, Canada is all set to welcome more immigrants to support its post-COVID economic recovery.

Canada held the first two Express Entry draws of 2021 on January 6 and January 7. However, these draws were program-specific. 250 PNP candidates received invitations on January 6. However, 4,750 CEC candidates received invitations in January 7 draw.

In 2020, IRCC held program-specific draws the beginning of the pandemic. However, the rationale candidates were more likely to be able to avoid COVID-related disruptions. Canada concluded 2020 with all-program draws, which enabled FSTP and FSWP to get ITAs.

In 2021, IRCC has issued 5,374 ITAs to date, which is more than the number of invitations issued at the same time in 2020. However, this figure will increase further with a CEC-only draw anticipated later this week.

In today’s draw, IRCC issued more invitations and reduced the CRS cut-off score compared with the last PNP-only draw. However, the last draw took place on January 6. The cut-off score in this draw was 813.

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