4,147 Express Entry candidates having a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 401 points were invited to apply for permanent Canadian immigration in an invitation round held on May 13.
This round of the draw, conducted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), saw candidates who were eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) issued invitations to apply (ITAs) for permanent residency in Canada.
Successful candidates who were invited to apply for permanent skilled migration to Canada in this round of the invitation draw needed to have at least one year of work experience in Canada and intermediate proficiency in English or French as the eligibility requirements of the Canadian Experience Class.
Applicants who were invited to apply for permanent Canadian Immigration in this invitation round also needed to have submitted their profiles under the Canadian Experience Class of the Express Entry pool before April 29, 2021.
After this round of the draw, more than 66,400 candidates have been invited to apply for permanent skilled migration to Canada this year, putting the country on track to outpace last year’s rate of inviting candidates to apply for Canadian immigration with permanent residency in the country.
While Canada continues to keep its borders closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is carrying on with welcoming temporary migrants who are already in the country to apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Earlier this year, IRCC invited every single CEC applicant to apply for permanent residency in Canada in the invitation draw held on February 13.
This initiative is part of Canada’s new Immigration Levels Plan, which will see Canada welcome more than 1.2 million new permanent residents to the country by 2023.
Canada’s high rate of inviting Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent skilled migration means the country is on track to meeting its target of welcoming 108,500 new permanent immigrants by the end of this year.
Express Entry is Canada’s application management pool, in which applicants submit their profiles and are awarded points based on a number of factors, including age, education, ability in English or French and work experience.
Candidates with the highest scores are selected and invited to apply for Canadian immigration with permanent residency in periodic invitation rounds conducted by IRCC.