Yet another program-specific Express Entry draw was held by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on September 29.
Canada targeted domestic temporary workers or skilled foreign workers who already had successful provincial nominations to apply for permanent residence (PR).
The 19th PNP-only Express Entry draws in 2021 resulted in a total of 761 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada PR. IRCC has been holding PNP-only Express Entry draws alongside CEC-only draws that targets temporary skilled workers or recent international graduates with a minimum of one year of work experience in Canada.
With the forming of a minority government led by the Liberal party for the second consecutive term, immigration priorities will remain the same or more likely be boosted up to favour more skilled foreign workers and international students.
|OVERVIEW OF 206th EXPRESS ENTRY DRAWS|
|Increased Draw Size||761 ITAs for permanent residence which is about 240 ITAs more than the previous PNP-only draws.|
|Increased CRS Qualifying Score||Invited candidates had a minimum CRS of 742 points which is 10 points higher than the previous low qualifying score of 732 points.|
|Tie-break rule applied?||IRCC applies the tie-break rule to avoid disputes in the rankings in case two or more candidates in the pool end up with the same CRS score.
Details on the tie-break rule for this draw were not released.
A provincial nomination is a certificate to immigrate to a certain Canadian province to fulfil its labour shortage demand. The invited candidates are required to reside in places as determined by the province, however, with a permanent residence visa, individuals can now reside anywhere in Canada as per their choice.
Many immigration aspirants are known to choose Canada because of its direct permanent residence pathway. A PR invitation through the provincial nomination route is not a direct pathway, however, can guarantee your permanent residency through the addition of 600 points towards their Express Entry profile Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score.
Applicants are asked to submit their biometrics or attend an interview or submit more supporting documents after receiving an ITA for Canada PR. Express Entry candidates invited today now have 60 days to apply for permanent residence.
Upon completion, IRCC issues a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). Applicants with COPR can now plan their travel to Canada.
|Sheharzaad is 40 and holds a bachelors’ degree in IT. She has a work experience of 10 years as an Information System Manager. Her English Proficiency is above par. She has never worked or studied in Canada, and managed to enter the federal Express Entry pool with a CRS of 386. Alberta PNP nominated her which increased her CRS score to 986 and now she is eligible to receive ITA in this Express Entry draw for Canada PR.|
All the invited candidates in this draw have already demonstrated their connection to a province or territory and experience to succeed in the labour market by securing a provincial nomination. They may qualify to receive invitations for permanent residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Canadian Experience Class.
Any prospective candidates that seek to register their profile for consideration under the Express Entry system shall be assessed and ranked based on CRS.
Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points and considers human capital factors like age, education, work experience outside Canada, language proficiency in English/French, spouse adaptability, Canadian study experience, etc.
FSWP Candidates Ignored Throughout Express Entry Draws 2021
The practice of holding alternate CEC-only & PNP-only nomination draws has yielded better results for Canada as it recorded over 109,696 invitations to apply for a permanent residency, surpassing its annual target of 108,500 ITAs.
Canada regularly held fortnightly Express Entry draws in 2021, however, did not favour immigration aspirants who qualified under the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) & the Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP).
FSWP candidates are mostly foreign skilled workers who do not have work experience inside Canada and do not hold a job offer in Canada. However, they may qualify for direct permanent residency based on their age, language proficiency, education, and relevant work experience abroad.
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