On May 13Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the latest Express Entry round. It was a Canadian Experience Class (CEC) draw, and applicants with scores of at least 401 got selected. The CRS score requirement was one point more than the previous draw score. The CEC chosen applicants should have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada and language proficiency in English or French.
The Key Highlights of the draw:
The CRS score - 401
The tie-break rule was applied by the IRCC in the latest draw as well. The applicants with the minimum score of 401 who had submitted the profile before April 29, 2021, at 11:48:14 UTC, were considered in this draw. With this latest draw, candidates invited 4,147 Express Entry candidates to apply for PR.
Express Entry System
The express entry program is a point-based system of immigration. The skilled workers can relocate through this popular immigration pathway. There are three streams under this program: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. The candidates need to meet the eligibility requirement of any of the streams to be shortlisted.
In the year 2021, there have been a lot of program-specific draws conducted for the selection of applicants. In the year 2021, There have been 66,475 candidates invited 2021.
The IRCC has been holding a large number of draws to convert temporary workers into permanent residents. The largest draw so far has been for the CEC applicants on February 13, in which every single CEC candidate got selected.
There is a Canadian immigration level target of 401,000 new permanent residents this year. As a result, both CEC and PNP candidates have high numbers of candidates in Canada.
Thus, amidst the travel restrictions, Canada aims to convert temporary workers into permanent residents. Therefore, CEC will have a lower score requirement than the PNP draws as the PNP applicants will automatically have 600 additional points on been selected for the Provincial nomination.
A Comprehensive ranking system is a tool that helps calculate the points based on human capital factors such as skilled work experience, education, age, official language skills, and others.
As a first step towards application, the candidate can undertake a pre-assessment of the application and then start processing the application.
In 2021, a large number of applicants are expected to enter Canada through the Express Entry-managed programs.