The Comprehensive Rating Score (CRS) of 36 points is required in the new invitation round which is lower than the previous Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) only draw. In April, 381 candidates of Express Entry are invited by Canada so as to apply for their permanent residence. The candidates who are invited must have their previously received nomination from PNP.
Due to this reason, the cutoff score was about 717 as 600 points automatically get added to PNP candidates to their human capital score. This year PNP draw has the lowest score requirement. The scoring candidates who have no nomination will have 117 points. According to the tie-breaker rule, the candidates with a minimum score of about 717 were only invited only if they submitted their profile of Express Entry before March 16, 2021, at 21:20:50 UTC.
Canada’s main focus on the domestic candidates
Since the beginning of the year 2021, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held Express Entry draws that target to the candidates who are already living in Canada. This also contributes to achieving the target of 401,000 new permanent residents in the year 2021. Out of these, 108,500 candidates, are expected to immigrate through Express Entry-managed programs.
In the year 2021, a total of 55,771 Express Entry candidates are invited by Canada. This seems to be more invitations than it was issued last year at the same time. on February 13 Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had invited every candidate who follows all the eligibility requirements for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). As per IRCC estimates about 90 percent of the candidates are already living in Canada.
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In order to achieve the target of inviting 401,000 new immigrants to become permanent residents in the year 2021, the Canadian government has made six new immigration programs for the essential workers, and international graduates. At the beginning of May 6, Canada is going to welcome 90,000 new immigrants along with an unlimited number of graduates and French workers who can speak French.
PNP candidates to get a nomination from the province will need work and study experience along with some good connections with the province. As such, these candidates also have a high proportion of candidates already in the country.
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