Canada invited 5,000 Express Entry applicants to apply for Canadian immigration in the latest invitation round.
The latest round of the draw, convened on April 1, 2021, saw Canada’s Express Entry score requirement for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates also drop to 432 points – 17 points less than the previous CEC draw.
Candidates who submitted their Express Entry profiles before February 16, 2021, were issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for migration to Canada in this round of the draw.
This invitation round saw the third-lowest Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirement for a CEC-only draw during the Covid-19 pandemic. Only the CEC draws held on February 13, 2021, and June 25, 2020, had lower CRS threshold scores for Canadian immigration via Express Entry.
While Canada’s borders remain closed for international travel due to the ongoing pandemic, the country’s government continues to invite Canadian immigration applicants to maintain its target of welcoming 401,000 immigrants in 2021.
This drive is part of an Immigration Levels Plan outlined by the Canadian government to admit 1.2 million immigrants to Canada over the next three years.
Earlier this year, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a record 27,332 CEC immigration candidates to apply for Canadian immigration on February 13, 2021.
After the latest invitation round, more than 49,100 candidates have already been invited to apply for migration to Canada by the IRCC this year, which is nearly half of its target for Express Entry candidate admissions to Canada in 2021.
Express Entry is Canada’s federal application management system for three of its most popular immigration programs – the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Migration applicants are required to submit their profiles to the Express Entry pool, and eligible candidates are invited to apply for Canadian immigration in periodic invitation rounds held by the IRCC.