Express Entry: Canada invited 4,750 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates on 7th January 2021

Posted by in CIC News, on January 8, 2021

IRCC held another draw on January 7, which is the second invitation round held in two days. Earlier one was of the Express Entry PNP. Details of which are mentioned in our previous blog.

There were a total of Invitations 4,750 invitations issued to candidates who were in the Canadian Experience Class caregory in the express Entry pool. The score required for this draw was 461.

The results of the draw were released today i.e. January 8, 2020.

Two days ago only Canada started the new year by inviting Express Entry candidates who have provincial nominations and now yesterday another round of invitations. This proves that the Immigration Plan 2021-2023 has begun.

It cannot be predicted that IRCC will organize program-specific draws, as it did last year in the midst of the pandemic and when Canada first closed its borders.

IRCC held CEC program-specific draws, which were between March and August. They took place shortly after the PNP-specific draws, and the number of ITAs from the two draws combined usually added up to a round number. By the end of 2020, IRCC returned to all-program draws, with some of the highest numbers of invitations ever issued and a gradually CRS cut-off scores declined. 

Most provinces have their own immigration streams and that are aligned to the Express Entry system.

Unlike all-program invitation rounds, which invites candidates from the Express Entry pool and tend to result in higher cut-off scores, program-specific draws like the one specifically targeting CEC candidates today can produce lower cut-off scores given they involve a smaller pool of candidates.

Today’s draw implemented the tie-break rule. The tie-break rule is used to rank candidates who have the same CRS score (at the cut-off) based on the date and time the profile was created.

The tie-breaking rule for this particular draw is implemented for September 12, 2020, at 20:46:32 UTC. This means that candidates with a CRS score of 461 were only invited if their profile was submitted before this date and time.

This draw totals down the number of invitations issued in 2021 so far to 5,000.

Canada is going to target the arrival of approximately 110,000 Express Entry immigrants each year under its 2021-2023 Immigration Level Plan.

The applicants who want to submit their Express Entry profile can still do so despite any covid-19 related restrictions in place. IRCC continues to accept submissions to the Express Entry system.

To know your eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and Express Entry, contact us now.

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