IRCC conducts Express Entry draw, invites 635 Express Entry candidates

IRCC conducts Express Entry draw, invites 635 Express Entry candidates

Canada started September 2021 with an Express Entry draw to invite 635 provincially nominated candidates to apply for a Canada PR visa. IRCC set the minimum CRS cut-off score at 764. The big number is owing to the 600 extra CRS points the selected candidates had received when they were provincially nominated.

As it happens with Express Entry draws, this one too had a tie-break rule applied. As the name suggests, the rule sets a timestamp that suggests the date and time before which a candidate must have submitted a profile with the Express Entry. The rule is applied to choose a candidate when there’s a tie in the minimum CRS score among Express Entry candidate profiles. Nevertheless, it’s now also a mandatory feature of Express Entry draws.

In this draw, the timestamp set was April 12, 2021, at 12:21:45 UTC.

Candidates who were invited had 60 days to file an application for Canada PR.

Express Entry – Better performance, more invitations

IRCC has come close to doubling the number of ITAs it issues on an annual basis. Up till now in 2021, 106,414 invitations have been issued to Express Entry candidates. It seems inevitable now that IRCC will realize its target of 108,500 new immigrants via the Express Entry system in 2021.

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Basics of Express Entry:

Here’s what you need to know about the Express Entry system.

  • Express Entry is an application management system for handling immigration applications received from immigration candidates.

  • The immigration programs that use Express Entry include CEC, FSWP, and FSTP.

  • If immigration candidates want to apply for Canada PR, they must create a profile that gets added to the Express Entry pool. 

  • The profiles are ranked by CRS and scores are granted after their evaluation based on factors like age, education, work experience, and official language skills.

  • The PNP system, which is another pathway for immigration candidates to get invited to immigrate to Canada, is granted access to the Express Entry pool. Each province will find suitable candidates capable of meeting its labor market demands. They are then nominated by the province and granted 600 extra CRS points that increase their overall CRS scores. That makes it almost certain for them to get the opportunity to apply for Canada PR in an Express Entry draw like the September 1 draw.

  • Though the PNP system can nominate Express Entry candidates, it’s the IRCC that makes the final decision on approving a Canada PR application. To communicate approval of the Canada PR application, IRCC issues a COPR. After this, the candidate only has to land in Canada to complete the process of Canada immigration.

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Excited about Canada immigration news? Here’s more for you:


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

COPR – Confirmation of Permanent Residence

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