The latest round of Express Entry draws was announced on Feb 9, 2021, in which 654 applicants were selected for immigration by the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was set at a whopping high of 720 points. It means that all those appellants who secured 720 points and above they were eligible in this draw. Since it was the provincial nominee specific draws, this could be the reason why the limit was set at such a high. The candidate who have already received the provincial nominations they are eligible for 600 additional points in the federal system this they are able to meet the high Express Entry PNP Specific score. In the recent draw, the CRS score requirement was 21 points lower than the point score required in the previous draw of Jan 20, 2021.
The Important Aspects of the EE draw – Feb 9, 2021
The Express entry draw is the most popular way of Skilled Workers immigration in Canada, and the applicants have three subcategories through which they can apply:
Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
The applicants enter the Express Entry pool, and those who meet the CRS score requirement are selected for relocation through the express entry system. The points calculation is as per age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French. The points score is given to an individual or a couple as per the case. Also, Express Entry candidates need not have any Canadian work experience or job offer letter in hand for immigration. However, there are extra points for those who have a job offer letter at hand. It is the High scoring applicants who received the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
The Express entry draw – Feb 9, 2021
The tie break rule is set to select among the applicants who have the same CRS score. For the latest express entry draw, the tie break rule was set before Aug 14, 2020, at 6:51:00 UTC. All those appellants who had submitted the application on and before this date and time were considered in the latest express entry draw rounds.
The year 2020 has been a record-breaking year despite the coronavirus pandemic. Towards the end of the year, there were 108,350 ITAs issued to Express Entry candidates. The year 2021 is believed to be even bigger; until now, the IRCC has already issued 10,654 ITAs in the past four program-specific draws. The IRCC is resilient in meeting the Canadian immigration targets, which are set for the year 2021, and there is going to be great reliance on skilled workers already residing in Canada for the same. Even now, the IRCC has not held any all-program draw in 2021. With the Canadian government all set to welcome 401,000 new immigrants this year. The estimated number of skilled workers is 108,500 through an Express Entry-managed program. There is a steady rise in the target with each year, with 110,500 in 2022 and 113,750 in 2023.