Latest Express Entry Draw Invites 3,600!
FEB 9, 2021
In the latest round of Canada Express Entry Draws, 3,600 newcomers received Invitations To Apply (ITA’s) for permanent residency. That’s 250 ITA’s more than any of the ten all-program Express Entry draws have issued since January 30 this year! Applicants with Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) scores as low as 459 were successful in their application, which is a one-point decrease from the previous draw held two weeks ago. With CRS cut-off scores decreasing and the number of ITAs increasing as the year progresses, it seems as though more and more applicants are actualizing their dreams of relocating to Canada. But what is the Express Entry System and how does one apply?
Express Entry System
Canada Express Entry Draw. By selecting the Express Entry program, you automatically optimize your chances of receiving an ITA to apply for permanent residency. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let's look at how to apply.
How to Apply
1. Check that you meet the minimum criteria of one of the following Federal Economic Immigration Programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program;
- Federal Skilled Trades Program; or
- Canadian Experience Class.
Gather Necessary Documentation
|Express Entry Requirements|
|Passport or travel document;|
|Language Test Results;|
|Education Credential Assessment Report;|
|National Occupational Classification(NOC) job title and code;|
|Proof of Funds;|
|Provincial Nomination(Optional but beneficial)|
|Written Job Offer From A Canadian Employer(Optional but beneficial)|
Obtaining a Provincial Nomination means that the immigration system of a specific region has chosen to nominate you for permanent residency based on your Express Entry Profile and the needs of the labour market. This is one of the reasons why so many candidates choose to apply via the Express Entry System as it increases their chances of being selected. However having a provincial nomination gives applicants an even greater chance of success in the Canada Express Entry Draws as they are awarded an extra 600 points to add to their CRS scores, which virtually guarantees an ITA.
2. Create an online Express Entry Profile
3. Job Search
Canada Express Entry Draw you can improve your score and chances of receiving an ITA by creating a Job Match account with Job Bank, a database that helps match applicants with prospective employers looking to hire workers with the relevant skills. General ways to improve your CRS score includes:
- Having a valid job offer in Canada;
- Notifying provinces/territories of your interest in their Provincial Nominee Program;
- Improving your language score;
- Improving your education;
- Gaining relevant work experience.