January 11th, 2021 by Carly Perryman

Canada held an Express Entry Skills Immigration draw on January 7, 2021. This is the second round of invitations held in January.

Invitations were issued to 4,750 Canadian Experience Class candidates. This means that they had at least one year of work experience in Canada and met all the other requirements for the program. A Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of 461 or above was enough to receive an invitation to apply (ITA).

In the previous draw on January 6, 2021, Canada issued 250 invitations to Provincial Nominee applicants (PNP) who had a minimum score of 813.

Express Entry is Canada’s online application management system for Federal immigration programs:

1. Federal Skilled Worker Program

2. Federal Skilled Trades Program; and

3. Canadian Experience Class Program.

Candidates for these programs are given a score based on the CRS out of 1,200. These points are awarded based on factors such as age, education, work experience, English or French language ability, as well as other factors.

The highest ranking candidates are then Invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Once the application is submitted, IRCC will review the application and make a decision on whether or not to grant the applicant permanent residency in Canada. The applicant’s immediate family can also be included.

Most Canadian provinces also have immigration programs that align with the three Express Entry streams.

If you would like more information on whether you qualify for immigration to Canada, take our free assessment or email imm@fhplawyers.com for a consultation.

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