Canada invites 4,500 CEC candidates to apply for permanent residence

Author: Swift Connect |

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Canada invited 4,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on July 8.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) only invited candidates who are eligible for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) stream.

All candidates were required to meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 369 in order to receive an invitation.

IRCC published the cut-off time for the tie-break rule, as per administrative requirements. Candidates who had the minimum CRS score were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before June 10, 2021, at 22:46:37 UTC. The IRCC must publish the tie-break rule regardless of whether there was an actual tie or not.

This is the smallest CEC-only draw since May 20, 2021.

The IRCC has now issued about twice as many Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates in 2021 compared to 2020. So far in 2021, Canada has issued 93,842 ITAs while this time last year only 53,800 ITAs were issued to Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence.

The federal government has a goal of landing 108,500 permanent residents through the Express Entry system in 2021. IRCC also aims to process the applications within six (6) months.

Not all candidates who receive an ITA will get permanent residence. This is because some may not even apply, while others may be rejected.

Express Entry is a point-based application management system for three (3) federal high skilled programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. Some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) also use the Express Entry system to invite candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.