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All you need to know about Express Entry in 2021!

So far in 2021, 68,317 applicants have been invited for express entry. This year’s rate of invites granted is significantly higher than last year’s. This might be due to the fact that IRCC has larger draws, sometimes up to 6,000 people. In addition, on February 13, IRCC sent an invitation to every CEC applicant to apply for permanent residency. 

IRCC has repeatedly staged lotteries that target candidates who are likely currently in Canada as part of a push to accept 401,000 new permanent residents this year despite travel restrictions. Candidates for both the CEC and the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) have a large number of candidates in Canada.

The score criteria for CEC and PNP drawings are drastically different. Because these applicants are not competing with other applicants for invites, CEC drawings often require lower scores. As a result, applicants with lesser scores might be invited due to the higher draw sizes. A score of 401 was all that was necessary for the preceding CEC-only draw. 

Candidates for the PNP are automatically given 600 points, implying that their scoring requirements are much greater. 

What is Express Entry, and how does it work? 

The three federal high-skilled immigration programs, the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program, each have their own online application management system. 

It functions similarly to an Expression of Interest system, in which interested candidates submit a ranking profile. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) is used by Express Entry to allocate points based on human capital variables such as skilled job experience, education, age, official language capabilities, and others. 

Through Express Entry drawings, IRCC sends Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to the top-scoring applicants. After that, recipients can seek permanent residency. ITA is basically an invitation that allows some candidates who have already submitted their profile for Express Entry to apply for permanent residence in Canada.

The Express Entry-managed programs are projected to bring in the majority of new immigrants to Canada in 2021.

British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island have all extended invitations to individuals with a variety of talents and professional experience in recent weeks. Candidates that are invited can apply for a provincial nomination, which will help them with their final application for permanent residency in Canada. 

What is the procedure for submitting a PNP application? 

When it comes to how the various streams of the provincial nominee programs function, the application procedure differs. 

In most cases, you may submit an application to the province directly through their online portals or through a paper-based application procedure.

Most PNPs use an Expression of Interest (EOI) system, in which candidates build profiles that include information about their education, employment experience, and language capabilities, among other things, and are then assessed against one another. The top-scoring candidates are then asked to participate in “draws” to seek a provincial nomination. 

Only those who have received an invitation can apply for a provincial nomination, and complete applications must be filed within a certain amount of time or they will be rejected.

Ravi Patel

Ravi Patel

To say it in the most sardonic way possible, I am least skilled as an engineer and instill a myopic view of all the experiences I have anticipated so far. However, I stir the pot, colors from which come surging forth as I choose to describe myself as an artist. Here's hoping to diversify my awareness from that cleft beyond writing.

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