Are you an Express Entry candidate waiting for the next round of draws to know what the rest of your future holds? If yes, you’re in the right place. Get the latest Express Entry draw results right here.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s flagship immigration system introduced in 2015. It manages three immigration programs namely the Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), and the Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP). In 2021, Canada’s goal is to invite 108,500 newcomers through these programs alone. To qualify for Express Entry immigration to Canada you must meet the minimum program requirements and create an Express Entry profile.
1. Latest Express Entry Draw Figures
Below are the results from the most recent rounds of invitations issued during Express Entry draws:
Express Entry Draw List 2021
|Express Entry Draw List 2021|
|Draw number||Date||Number of invitations to apply issued||Minimum CRS points required|
|Draw 194||June 24||6,000||357 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 193||June 23||1,002||742 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 192||June 10||150||368 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 191||June 9||940||711 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 190||May 31||5,956||380 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 189||May 26||500||713 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 188||May 20||1,842||397 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 187||May 13||4,147||401 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 186||May 12||557||752 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 185||April 29||6,000||400 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 184||April 28||381||717 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 183||April 16||6,000||417 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 182||April 14||266||753 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 181||April 1||5,000||432 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 180||March 31||284||778 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 179||March 18||5,000||449 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 178||March 18||183||682 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 177||March 8||671||739 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 176||February 13||27,332||75 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 176||February 13||27,332||75 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 175||February 10||654||720 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 174||January 21||4,626||454 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 173||January 20||374||741 PNP-specific draw|
|Draw 172||January 7||4,750||461 CEC-specific draw|
|Draw 171||January 6||250||813 PNP-specific draw|
Express Entry Terminology
A draw that favours candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). These candidates must have one year of skilled work experience obtained in Canada.
A draw that favours candidates with provincial nominations. These candidates could qualify under any of the three Express Entry programs in addition to being provincial nominees. This usually means that they have ties to a province or territory in the form of work, education or family.
A draw that favours candidates from the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP). These candidates typically apply from outside of Canada and have foreign skilled work experience in NOC A, 0, or B.
A draw that favours candidates from the Federal Skilled Trade Program (FSTP). These candidates typically apply from outside of Canada and have foreign skilled work experience in NOC B.
What does the Express Entry tie-break rule mean? In the event that many candidates score at the CRS cut-off score, the tie-breaking rule will be used to better control the number of ITAs issued in each draw. Only candidates who score at or above the CRS cut-off score and submitted a profile before the IRCC tie-breaking rule date will be issued an ITA. The tie-breaking rule started in November 2017.
Pravesh entered his profile into the Express Entry System on January 1, 2021, with a score of 444. Karen entered her profile into the Express Entry System on January 20, 2021, with a score of 444. On January 24, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 2,750 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to anyone who had a score of 444 or above, with a tie-breaking rule of January 17, 2020. This means that Pravesh will receive an Invitation to Apply and Karen won’t.
2. How to Increase Your CRS Score
Is your CRS score just not making the cut? Don’t worry, there are a few things you could do to increase your points to boost your chances of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) in the next Express Entry draw. Follow these five tips for a winning Express Entry profile.
1. Improve Your English or French Language Abilities
According to RCIC David Allon, improving your language abilities is one of the easiest and most effective things you can do to boost your CRS score. For instance, candidates who entered the pool with IELTS results equivalent to CLB 8 or below can practice to improve their language abilities and re-sit the exam. This can significantly improve their CRS points.
What’s more, sitting a test for your secondary language too (English or French) could further boost your CRS score with an additional 24 points (maximum).
Achieving the maximum amount of points for language abilities can increase your CRS score by 160 points if you're a single applicant and by 150 points if you’re applying with a partner!
Also, improving your language abilities will increase the points you received for work experience and education gained outside of Canada as the criteria work in conjunction with your language abilities. Up to 100 CRS points are available for these combinations!
2. Upgrade Your Level of Education
You can increase your chances of receiving an ITA in the next Express Entry draw if you have post-secondary credentials in addition to CLB 9 or higher for all four language abilities. For instance, candidates with Bachelor's degrees and CLB 7 to 8 for all four language abilities will receive 13 points as opposed to25 points for candidates with Bachelor's degrees and CLB 9 or higher for all four language abilities.
3. Gain More Work Experience
How many years of work experience do you have behind your name? You can increase your CRS score by 50 points if you gain three years or more of foreign work experience in addition to a high language proficiency of CLB 9 or higher. What’s more, you can score additional points if you gained some or all of your work experience in Canada.
4. Secure a Job in Canada
While a job offer is not a requirement for Express Entry immigration to Canada it can land you an ITA because a valid job offer is worth 50 points for jobs in NOC 0, A, or B and a whopping 200 points for jobs in NOC 00.
5. Achieve a Provincial Nomination
Last but definitely not least, achieving a provincial nomination is as good as it gets. Your profile will be boosted with 600 CRS points which practically guarantees that you’ll bag an ITA in the next Express Entry draw. A provincial nomination is achieved when your Express Entry profile matches the labour market needs of a province or territory in Canada. Accepting a nomination means that you must settle in the province or territory that nominated you after receiving permanent residency from IRCC.
3. Frequently Asked Questions About Express Entry Draws
1. When will Express Entry draws get back to normal?
Express Entry draws have been restricted to CEC-candidates and those who have been nominated by the provincial governments of Canada in 2021. This is largely due to COVID-19 travel restrictions that previously prohibited COPR-holders from entering Canada. The majority of CEC-candidates and provincial nominees already live in Canada as temporary residents which means that no traveling would be necessary.
On June 21, it was announced that anyone approved for permanent residence is allowed to travel to Canada. Does this mean that all-program draws will start again? While there is no confirmed date, this is a very positive indication for Federal Skilled Worker candidates.
2. How long do you have to submit a complete Express Entry profile?
You have 60 days to complete and submit your Express Entry profile otherwise you will have to start over.
3. What documents do I need for my Express Entry profile?
You will need your English or French language test results to accurately fill out details about your language proficiency. You will also need to know your NOC job title and code for work experience purposes.
4. How frequent are Express Entry draws?
There is an Express Entry draw approximately every two weeks. Each draw has a CRS cut-off score, which represents the CRS score of the lowest-ranking candidate to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence. Once you receive an ITA, you’ll be given 60 days to complete and submit an official electronic Application for Permanent Residence (eAPR).
5. What is the most ITAs ever issued in one draw?
In a record-breaking draw on February 13, 2021, Canada invited 27,332 candidates with CRS scores as low as 75 from the Canadian Experience Class to apply for permanent residence.
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