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The second round of Express Entry draws in just two days invited 4,750 CEC candidates


The second round of Express Entry draws in just two days invited 4,750 CEC candidates

Canada Government has announced the second draw in the gap of just two days. The IRCC. On January 7 selected 4,750 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates in the latest draw, and the applicants who achieved the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 461 were shortlisted in this draw. It means that all those appellant who had CRS score of 461 or above they made it through the cut and were provided with an Invitation to Apply (ITA). While the draw was announced on January 7, the details were released on January 8.

Prior to this, the last draw, which was also the first draw of the year 2021, was conducted on January 6, in which 250 applicants were selected in the PNP specific draw, and the least required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement was 813. The Highs core could be met by those applicants who have the Provincial Nomination with them. It entitles the appellants to an additional 600 points in the federal express entry system.

The Important Aspects of the draw –

  • CRS score for selection– 461
  • Applicants selected - 4750


It cannot be predicted as of now. Still, with these two latest Express entry draw, it appears that IRCC is going back to the model of program-specific draws just like it was earlier when the coronavirus pandemic started. In the early months between March and August, there were program-specific draws only. The IRCC slowly changed this pattern towards the end of the year 20202, and the high invitations were sent with low CRS scores to meet the immigration targets set for the year.

The skilled workers can relocate through the Federal Express Entry program, and for selected, there are three main economic class subcategories- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The CRS score asked by the IRCC sets the benchmark, and the applicants who are high scoring are selected for immigration through these programs. The points are calculated based on age, work experience, education, and proficiency in French or English.

In the latest Express Entry draw, the tie-break rule was applied from September 12, 2020, at 20:46:32 UTC. The tie break rule is designed to evaluate the applicants who have the same CRS score. Based on the tie break date and time, the high scoring applicants will be selected from the pool.

Canada Immigration level plan, 2021 - 2023 has set the target of 110,000 Express Entry applicants. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic, the immigrations have not been much affected, and the IRCC continues to select candidates through different draws.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, There is no cost to completing an Express Entry profile. After you receive an ITA and submit a full application you will be required to pay application fee…for more details call us directly.

Yes, one can easily apply being in job because express entry process run simultaneously.

If your spouse, or common law partner accompanying & have graduation, post graduation or any higher qualification you can get ECA done this will increase CRS points, there is no compulsion.

The basic thing that you should aware of your profile eligibility before you apply, there are certain steps to follow like get qualification assessed by ECA prepare IELTS and follow the Federal System of inviting skilled immigrants in Canada is called Express Entry Program. The program is one of the most popular way to applying to Permanent Resident Visa.

Express Entry was introduced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) in the year 2015 This Federal system of CRS evaluates the applicants on the basis of their credentials such as present age, educational levels, work experience & skills acquired, English and French language ability etc.

Basically Proof of funds indicates your financial stability

Number of Family Members Funds Required (in Canadian dollars)
1 $12,474
2 $15,530

Application processing fees to IRCC: $550 per person, and $150 per dependent child. Right of Permanent Residence fees to IRCC: $490 per person, no fees for dependent children. Educational Credential Assessments: around $300 per person if you count international delivery by courier.

ECA is the only way for you to receive points for your foreign education, yes it is mandatory , you can avoid ECA only if you have any qualification done from Canada .

No, Not really. IELTS is to know language proficiency parameter which can also be awarded by giving CELPIP-G

TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French

In 75% of cases, an application submitted through Express Entry is processed within 6 months from the date it is received, processing time also depend on getting ITA also , rest left 25% cases can clear process in 9-12 months, if someone is on very low CRS then time varies case to case

For filing your application, you need to create your express entry profile. You cannot file your express entry application if you are not having your Language Proficiency points with you . It is mandatory to appear in any of the asked tests by IRCC either is will be IELTS exam
TEF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
TCF Canada- Exam for proving proficiency in French
Any of the above provide you language proficiency points

You do not need a job offer to immigrate to Canada. There are programs available for you that allow you to apply for permanent residency in Canada without securing employment beforehand. You can apply PR if you are considered a Skilled Worker.

After you receive PR Canada you can start your job search from Indian, we also help applicant to reach wider audience of employers so that applicants profile can get more approaches, you can also refer to social media platforms like Linked in, it plays important role, make connections stay connected & explore.

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