Express Entry: Canada holds biggest PNP-only draw ever

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2021 18:38:06 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw, inviting 940 candidates to apply for permanent residence on June 9. All invited candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). This is why the score cutoff was relatively high at 711, because all PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool automatically get 600 […]

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Express Entry: 500 PNP candidates one step closer to permanent residence

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 17:24:33 +0000

Canada invited 500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on May 26. To be invited, Express Entry candidates needed to have a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The minimum score requirement was 713, because they would have received 600 points automatically as a result of the PNP. Without the nomination, the […]

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Express Entry: Couples and the Comprehensive Ranking System

Credit to Author: Michael Schwartz| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 09:00:02 +0000

If you are applying for immigration through the Express Entry system with your spouse, you are going to be scored differently from single applicants. Canada’s three leading federal economic immigration programs are the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) uses […]

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Express Entry: CRS 400 for CEC candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 17:16:21 +0000

Canada invited another 6,000 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on April 29. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with scores of at least 400, and whom may be eligible for permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class. This is the second lowest score ever for a CEC-specific draw. As per […]

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Express Entry CRS drops to 417 as IRCC invites 6,000 candidates

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:47:34 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw, inviting candidates who had scores of at least 417 points on Friday April 16, 2021. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 6,000 Canadian Experience Class candidates to apply for permanent residence in the new invitation round. IRCC issued 1,000 more invitations compared to the previous CEC-only draw […]

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Express Entry: 284 PNP candidates invited in new draw

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2021 14:57:14 +0000

Canada held a new Express Entry draw on March 31, inviting 284 hopeful new immigrants to apply for permanent residence. Invited candidates needed to have a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). For this reason, the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cutoff score was 778. The new score […]

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BC PNP: 216 immigration candidates receive invitations

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:00:44 +0000

British Columbia held a draw through its Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on February 2, 2021. A total of 208 Skilled Worker and International Graduate candidates received invitations to apply for a provincial nomination under the province’s Express Entry BC (EEBC) and Skills Immigration categories. The minimum required score for candidates varied by category. The cut-off scores for […]

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Express Entry: Canada holds 3rd draw of 2021

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2021 19:00:29 +0000

Canada held its third Express Entry immigration draw of 2021 on January 20. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 374 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum score of 741. Express Entry is the main way Canada welcomes skilled workers who want to obtain Canadian permanent residence. Under the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan, […]

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Should I enter the Express Entry pool if I have a low CRS?

Credit to Author: Alexandra Miekus| Date: Thu, 14 Jan 2021 10:00:35 +0000

Are you among those with a low CRS score who feel it may not be worthwhile to submit an Express Entry profile? You may have been following recent rounds of invitations and see that most candidates who received an invitation to apply for permanent residence in Canada through recent draws scored above 460 on the […]

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Express Entry: First draw of 2021 PNP only

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 18:51:41 +0000

Canada kicked off the new year issuing invitations to Express Entry candidates who have provincial nominations on January 6. Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates who had a minimum score of 813. Candidates who have received nominations from an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNPs) automatically get 600 points added to their overall […]

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