After an outstanding year for Express Entry in 2020, the Immigration, Refugees, and the Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held its first draw of 2021.
This year, Canada is targeting to welcome over 108,500 new permanent residents. Any foreign skilled worker, business entrepreneur even with no prior work experience inside Canada may stand eligible for obtaining permanent residence and eventually citizenship in quick time.
Quick Highlights of January 6 Express Entry Draws
IRCC held a program-specific nomination draw contrary to the regular all-program draw which typically includes candidates from the Federal Skills Worker Program (FSWP), Canada Experience Class (CEC), the Federal Skills Trades Program (FSTP), in addition to those with a prior provincial nomination.
January 6 Express Entry draw included:
1.Nomination Draw Size: Rather unusual but only 250 invitations to apply (ITAs) for Canada PR in contrary to the usual draw size of above 4,000 ITAs, as seen in 2020 & 2019. This is because only candidates with a prior provincial nomination were made available for the draw.
2.Qualifying CRS points: Any profile that is registered in the federal Express Entry pool will be ranked and evaluated out of a total of 1200 points based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). It considered human capital factors like age, education, work experience outside Canada, language proficiency in English/French, spouse adaptability, Canadian study experience, etc.
Candidates who receive provincial nominations through ‘enhanced’ PNP streams will get an additional 600 points towards their CRS score. January 6 draw selected candidates having a minimum CRS score of 813.
3.Tie-break Rule: It is quite often that we may see two or more candidates getting the same CRS points. To avoid confusion in the rankings, IRCC uses a tie-break rule that is unique to every draw.
In the latest draw, those who received a CRS score of 813 or more and submitted their Express Entry profile before November 2, 2020, at 11:11:52 UTC were considered to receive an ITA for Canada PR.
All the selected candidates will receive a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) if their application for Canada PR is successful. Hereon, candidates need to plan for their travel to Canada and later, apply for their PR card. Further, they can even think of securing citizenship after 3 years of stay in Canada.
Recently, IRCC reported that out of the more than 2.8 million permanent residents who came to Canada between 2005 and 2015, about 50% of them got citizenship by December 31, 2018.
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