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Posted on July 26 2021

Canada invites 4,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR

By  Editor
Updated July 25 2023

In a recent federal immigration draw conducted on July 22, 2021, 4,500 Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR.

The minimum score required to qualify was set at 357. The chosen candidates were eligible for the CEC immigration stream.

The draw had a tie-break rule implemented with the timestamp of February 14, 2021, at 09:04:15 UTC applied. This was done as an administrative requirement. The timestamp indicates the date and time that the candidates need to submit their profiles by.

A lower cut-off score

While 4,500 immigration candidates from the CEC stream were invited in the draw held previously, the cut-off score was 369. This means that the July 22 draw had a lesser cut-off score than its previous round of invitations.

The cut-off score of the July 22 draw was the second-lowest cut-off score for a CEC draw.

PNP and CEC draws

After the COVID-19 came to Canada, the country has been focusing on conducting only draws specific to PNP and CEC. The reason for this is that the candidates involved are readily available as they are mostly in Canada only. They are unaffected by the travel restrictions imposed due to the pandemic.

Now, there’s a gradual withdrawal of COVID-related restrictions at the Canada border. Canada has decided to reopen its border to fully vaccinated travelers from the US in August 2021. In September 2021, Canada will open its border to fully vaccinated travelers from all locations of the world.

Canada Express Entry

Out of the 401,000 new immigrants Canada intends to bring to the country in 2021, a quarter of the number will come via Express Entry.

Express Entry is Canada’s immigration application management system. It’s a points-based system that accepts the profiles of immigration candidates and adds them to its Express Entry pool. These immigration candidates apply for 3 high-skilled programs of the federal government of Canada: FSWP, FSTP, and CEC.

In the Express Entry pool, candidates are assigned scores based on human capital factors such as education, age, language skills in English/French, and work experience.

If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest, or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.

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Canada invites 462 Express Entry candidates to apply for Canada PR


PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

ITA – Invitation to Apply

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

FSWP – Federal Skilled Worker Program

FSTP – Federal Skill Trades Program

CEC – Canadian Experience Class


Canada Express Entry


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