Express Entry Draw #176: 27,332 Invitations Issued in Historically Low Draw at 75 Points

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A historic Express Entry CEC draw saw 27,332 invitations issued with a low CRS score of 75. Canada delivers on commitment to create PR pathways for temporary residents already in Canada.
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A historic Canadian Experience Class draw was held on February 13th which saw invitations for 27,331 applicants (yes, you read that right) through the Express Entry program. 

Candidates needed a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 75 to be invited in this invitation round. This unprecedented round had the lowest CRS score requirement ever, essentially inviting most people in the pool. In contrast, the last CEC draw on January 21st had a CRS score of 454

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Canada is delivering on their  commitment to create immigration pathways for international students to remain in Canada after their studies. This is the beginning of a trend we will see in the months ahead.

13,332 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) were issued by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for this draw. 

Today’s tie break rule had a timestamp of September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC. The tie-breaking rule is used by IRCC to rank candidates who have the same score. As per this draw’s tie-breaking rule, those candidates with scores of 75 who entered their profile in the Express Entry CEC pool before September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC receive an ITA in this round. 

Canada recently announced the 2021-2023 immigration plan which has a strong focus on economic immigration programs, with 58% of expected immigrants being admitted under economic class programs. Express Entry is one of the economic programs under which Canada will be inviting individuals for Canadian permanent residency. Canada is expecting to welcome over 400,000 new permanent residents every year, and more than 100,000 of these new immigrants will be through the Express-Entry managed programs.

What do I do if I got an invitation to apply?

You now have 60 days to submit all of your documents to IRCC for your Permanent Residency application. We can help you with Stage 2 of the application. We offer flexible service options including:

  • Consultations – Useful for those looking for answers to specific questions about their profile and applications
  • Review Services – Useful and budget option for those looking for professional oversight while applying on their own.
  • Full Representation – Useful for those who would like an RCIC to take charge of the process and represent them in the application.

What is Express Entry?

The Express Entry system is an application system that manages the pool of candidates applying for Canadian economic immigration. The Express Entry system facilitates economic immigration through the following three programs – Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), and Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Express Entry is a two stage process, which starts with the creation of an express entry profile. A CRS Score is calculated for candidates which determines their rank in the pool. Periodic Express Entry draws are held by IRCC to invite candidates with certain scores. If you meet the express entry draw score, you are issued an invitation to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency. 

I didn’t apply for Express Entry yet but I want to before the next draw – What do I do?

Get started by booking a consultation. It is important to understand if your profile meets basic eligibility for this program and whether or not you have good prospects to immigrate through this program. During the consultation, we will review your profile and see if Express Entry is the best option for you. We will also assess your profile for other federal and provincial programs for Permanent Residency. Regardless of whether you retain our services, at the end of the consultation, you will have a plan for your path to Canadian permanent residency. If you choose to retain our services, we will adjust this fee to our full retainer fee. 

Disclaimer

Please note that none of the information on this website should be construed as being legal advice. As well, you should not rely on any of the information contained in this website when determining whether and how to apply to a given program.
Canadian immigration law is constantly changing, and the information above may be outdated.
If you have a question about the contents of this blog, or any question about Canadian immigration law, please contact the Author. Please book a consultation if you would like to get answers to general immigration questions and advice specific to your situation.

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