Canada Invites 27332 Immigration Candidates In Historic Draw
In the recent Express Entry draw, Canada invited 27,332 applicants to apply for permanent residence.
Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) welcomed candidates through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) on February 13. The current unusual invitation draw only accepted the candidates who have the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score a minimum of 75, which is the lowest CRS requirement ever.
Suppose you talk of today’s invitation round. In that case, it is all the more six times greater than the most significant express entry draw ever (in which a total number of 5,000 ITA were issued in four straight draws between November 18 and December 23 the previous year). Before today’s invitation draw, the lowest CRS score requirement was on May 6 in 2017, which was 199 points in which only Federal Skilled Trades Program candidates were welcomed. The express entry draw for Canadian immigration was established in the year 2015.
Apart from this, On Wednesday, Canada also conducted an Express Entry draw welcoming a total of 654 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) applicants to apply for the Canadian permanent residence, which becomes a total of 27,986 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) which issued this week.
IRCC organized the tiebreak rule, which states that those applicants who had the minimum CRS score of 75 will only consider if they had submitted their profile on September 12, 2020, at 15:31 UTC.
Today’s invitation round clearly says about the commitment of IRCC’s to accomplish its goals of inviting 401,000 new immigrants in the year 2021. The IRCC aimed to invite 108,500 new immigrants through the Express Entry-managed programs as per the 2021-2023 Immigration Levels Plan. In the following year, it aims to welcome 110,500 and then 113,750 in the year 2023. Canada has held the Federal High Skilled programs, which are to be handled by the Express Entry system, one of the most significant shares of recent comments allocation for the forthcoming three years. This signifies that the Express Entry program will still be the primary source of inviting new immigrants even in the future.
The immigration minister of Canada, Macro Mendicino, later says that the IRCC will make every possible effort to accomplish the immigration targets by transmitting more temporary residents to the permanent residents during the effect of coronavirus pandemic.
The unusual invitation rounds signify that IRCC is looking forward to inviting as many immigrants as possible at the start of this year to fulfill the permanent residence of Successful Express entry applicants in the year 2021. This would help the IRCC with an immense opportunity to obtain its immigration level of targets during the dangerous effect of the coronavirus pandemic disruption worldwide. The IRCC and Mendicino are also thinking about inviting the global talents that include those immigrants who are presently outside of Canada with the motive to help the Country from the post-pandemic recovery.
What is Canada’s Express Entry system?
The Express Entry system is not an immigration draw. Still, it is an application for the management system for the three programs that come under the Federal High Skilled workers category. The Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
To get into the Express Entry pool of applicants, the skilled workers need to ensure that they are qualified for these programs. If yes, they will receive a CRS score based on their age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French. Candidates who receive the provincial nomination under the PNP, for example, eligible to receive an additional 600 CRS points, ensuring they will surely go to obtain an ITA in an Express Entry draw.
IRCC dominates the program every two weeks, welcoming Express Entry applicants to register for the Canadian permanent residence. Canada has still not conducted an all-program draw in 2021, which significantly includes Applicants mainly from the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Instead, CEC and PNP applicants have been welcomed in the separate program-specific interests.
Canada is giving importance to these candidates at the time of coronavirus pandemic as they are usually more likely to stay in the country. PNP applicants have been choosing by the respective territories to fulfill the requirements of the local labor markets. On the other side, CEC applicants are most of the time already established in Canada. IRCC, in the recent press release, has announced that about 90 percent of CEC candidates are presently residing in Canada.
IRCC conducted these draws-specific express entry draw for a total of three months when Canada first get into lockdown in March 2020. By September, the department was back to hold all program draws that are conducting every two weeks until the end of the year. It is also confirmed that the IRCC will again manage to handle all program draws in the year 2021 during the cause of coronavirus pandemic, in the same way they did it before. In today’s press release, it is noted down that the IRCC will sustain to accept and start receiving the Express Entry applications and looking to invite skilled workers from outside Canada when travel restriction is imposed off.