Express Entry draw held to invite 761 provincially nominated candidates

Express Entry draw held to invite 761 provincially nominated candidates

Another Express Entry draw was conducted on September 29, 2021. The round of invitations had 761 provincially nominated Express Entry candidates being invited to apply for Canada PR.

The chosen candidates in the draw had received a provincial nomination earlier and by virtue of that, earned 600 extra CRS points. Their elevated CRS points were a reason for the minimum score for the draw to be set at 742. Only those who got the minimum score were eligible to receive invitations.

IRCC has set a record in 2021 that it has invited the highest number of Express Entry candidates this year than any year before. In 2020, this number was 107,350 ITAs. In 2021, so far IRCC has already issued 108,000 invitations.

About Express Entry

Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.

The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.

When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.

For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.

The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.

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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident

CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System

EOI – Expression of Interest

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

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