It’s impressive that Canada is keeping up the frequency and consistency of immigration draws, calling skilled immigrants to join the workforce of the country. If you are looking for direction to build a career in a prosperous nation, Canada is one to keep a watch on.
On October 13, 2021, Canada conducted an Express Entry draw. Through the draw 681 provincially nominated Express Entry candidates were invited to apply for Canada PR.
These candidates had a minimum CRS score of 720. With the 600 extra CRS points they earned while they received a provincial nomination, the minimum score got set as high as this. That means, their real CRS score was at least 120.
All through 2021, IRCC has been organizing bi-weekly Express Entry draws. In these draws, only CEC and PNP candidates were invited. The COVID-induced travel restrictions had made overseas immigration hard for candidates outside Canada. Hence, IRCC made the choice to invite CEC and PNP candidates who were already present in Canada, immune from border restrictions.
Also, these candidates possessed Canadian work experience. As the travel restrictions owing to the COVID-19 will gradually be lifted, candidates overseas will be invited to arrive in Canada via immigration programs like the FSWP.
About Express Entry
Express Entry is a points-based application management system used by the federal government to manage applications for immigration. These applications are filed for 3 federal high-skilled immigration programs namely CEC, FSTP, and FSWP.
The applicants to Express Entry have their profiles added to a candidate pool that’s accessible to both federal and provincial governments. Every candidate profile is ranked by CRS with scores assigned. Factors like age, education, work experience, and skills in Canada’s official language are considered to decide the scores.
When provincial governments choose and nominate Express Entry candidates through PNP draws, they automatically add 600 extra points to their original CRS scores. This way, the candidates get a higher score that will increase their chances to get an ITA to the near surety in a forthcoming federal immigration draw.
For a provincial nomination, these candidates need to create an EOI profile with the provincial PNP involved. The EOI profiles are given scores on the province’s unique points grid.
The highest-scoring Express Entry candidates are invited by IRCC to apply for Canada PR when they take part in regular invitation rounds. Those who are invited can officially apply for Canada immigration.
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PR – Permanent Residence/Permanent Resident
CRS – Comprehensive Ranking System
EOI – Expression of Interest
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