Express Entry invites 266 candidates in the new PNP draw.
The CRS score for the draw is 25 points lower than the previous draw.
On April 14, 2021, IRCC invited a total of 266 Express Entry Program candidates with a CRS- Comprehensive Ranking System score of at least 753. The score may seem high but, it is reliable as nominees receive Provincial Nominee Program.
Nominees with a profile in the express entry program receive 600 points towards the CRS score. Without the nomination, the initial score would be 153 points.
Those candidates were invited if they submitted their profile before Match 1, 2021, at 15:22:18 UTC, as per the tie-break rule. The IRCC has issued to publish the time for the tie-break rules an administrative requirement.
2021 seems to be favorable in terms of the Express Entry System. It issued record-breaking nominations. With the pace it’s going, Canada will meet its ambitious immigration targets for this year of inviting 401,000 fresh comers.
So far, in 2021, it has invited 49,390 Express Entry nominees, double from what it was last year. One of the big reasons is the draw held on February 13, inviting 27 332 invitations for every CEC eligible candidates.
Canada is prompting to fulfil its target for the year 2021 through its federal programs and is committed to providing PR. About a quarter would come through the Express Entry System.
Canada has held a total of 12 draws targeting CEC candidates or PNP aspirants.
CEC candidates tend to lower minimum scores as they are not competing with other class whereas, PNP candidates receive 600 points that are awarded due to a provincial nomination
Due to the pandemic, IRCC is targeting temporary residents living and working in the country as travel restrictions and international borders are still closed.
About 94% of CEC candidates reside in Canada because work experience is one of the elements required for the Canadian Experience Class.
Express Entry candidates can be eligible for more than one High Skilled program and, all PNP candidates are eligible for one Express Entry program. PNP have the smallest number of candidates in the pool at 104, but 67% were in Canada.
There were more than 141 000 FSWP candidates in the pool95% was outside of Canada. Around 55% of FSTP were in Canada, out of the total of 669 candidates.
Who is invited – a hypothetical example –
Ray is 31 years old with a bachelor’s degree and works as a software engineer for five years. He is advanced in the language, English. With his initial score of 430, he entered the Express Entry pool and was issued a notification of interest from the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream. He was able to apply for provincial nomination through the OINP. His score increased to 1,030 which he received an Invitation to apply in the new Express draw.