Express Entry Draw 151 and 152
April 8, 2021
As we enter the first month of summer, we may not have a lot to cheer about, but the Immigration and Refugee Council of Canada (IRCC) have given us at least one reason. Their commitment to helping foreign immigrants looking to start a new life has not wavered since the start of the global pandemic, and our 151st and 152nd Express Entry draws just made 3,900 applicants dreams come true by inviting them to apply for permanent residency in Canada. The first draw took place on June 10th and invited 341 candidates from the Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) to submit their PR applications. When it comes to earning an invitation under the PNP, there is one thing you must have in place first:
- Provincial Nomination: The Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) cutoff for the draw was 743 points, and as a provincial nomination is worth a deal sealing 600 points, candidates only had to score 143 points on the human capital portion.
- Experience: one year or 1,560 hours of work experience in Canada within the last three years. It’s in the name of the program.
Provincial Nomination ProgramAs we stated above, a provincial nomination is worth 600 points, so whatever you earn on the human capital portion of your Express Entry application is almost inconsequential. All that will matter is that you are admissible to Canada. The cutoff score for this draw was 743 points, let’s take a look at how easy it would have been to earn those points based on human capital criteria:
- Age: 100 points if you're between the ages of 20-29. Take off five points for every year over 29.
- Level of education: 28 points just for having a high school diploma. 84 points if you studied a trade. You’ve probably already exceeded the minimum score on the last draw already. 112 points if you have a bachelor's degree. 126 points if you have a masters degree.
- Official Languages: earn up to 32 points based on your English or French skills.
- Canadian Work Experience: 35 points if you have at least one year of Canadian work experience and up to 70 points for five years of work experience in Canada.
- Skill Transferability: earn up to and additional 50 points if you score a 9 on your Canadian Language benchmark and have a bachelor's degree.
- Additional points: siblings living in Canada, post-secondary education in Canada and arranged employment will all add points to your overall score.