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654 PNP candidates invited in February 10 Express Entry draw

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In the Express Entry draw held on February 10, 2021, Canada invited 654 candidates to apply for permanent residence. The draw that targeted Provincial Nominee Program(PNP) candidates who had a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 720. Compared to the previous PNP draw held on January 20, 2021, the CRS cut-off score in the latest draw is 21 points lower.
As in the previous draws, a tie-breaking rule was applied in the latest Express Entry draw too. So, not all candidates who had a minimum CRS score of 720 received invitations in the draw, but only those who had submitted their profile before time stamp given, which was August 14, 2020, at 6:51:00 UTC.
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The Express Entry candidates who have received a provincial nomination have 600 additional Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score points added to their total score. This is the reason why the CRS score in the latest draw is higher compared to all-program draws. Canada is yet to conduct an all-program Express Entry draw in 2021.

Canada Express Entry system

Canada Express Entry system manages applications for immigration under the three federal economic immigration programs, which are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class. Candidates under these programs as well as those who are eligible under the various Express Entry-aligned PNP programs are selected for invitation based on their Comprehensive Ranking System score. The score is awarded based on various human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, language ability etc. Those with the highest scores receive invitations in the federal Express Entry draws that are conducted once in every two weeks.

Canada Express Entry 2021

Despite the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Canada invited a record number of candidates, 108,350 in total, to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry in 2020. This year, Canada has set the targets even higher in order to make up for the reduced number of candidates admitted to the country last year. Till date, Canada has issued 10654 Express Entry invitations this year.

Canada’s immigration target for 2021 is 401000. Out of this, 108500 candidates are expected to come through Express Entry. For 2022, the Express Entry target is set at 110500 and for 2023, the target is 113750.

Express Entry draws in 2021

Date Number Number of invitations issued CRS cut-off score
10-2-2021 175 654(PNP-specific) 720
21-1-2021 174 4626(CEC-specific) 454
20-1-2021 173 374(PNP-specific) 741
8-1-2021 172 4750(CEC-specific) 461
6-1-2021 171 250(PNP-specific) 813

 
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