Canada is all set to start the Express Entry process in 2021

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Canada has planned to hit the Immigration targets through a massive Entry Draw system. This year Canada has invited 401,000 immigrants out of which one-quarter have arrived through the Express Entry system.

On 13 February 2021, the largest Express entry took place for the Canadian Experience Class only. This 176th Express Entry draw offered 27,332 ITA with a cut-ff score of 75 only. Besides, CEC -specific draws, the IRCC also initiated the draws meant for the candidates nominated through PNP.

Canada has set the target to welcome 108,500 newcomers by means of Express Entry programs in 2021. After the travel restriction due to this pandemic, the Immigration Minister has planned to look for ways to convert the Temporary resident into a Permanent residence in Canada.

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So, those who are living in Canada should update their profile in Express Entry and if your profile is waiting for an ITA approval In Pool, then it’s the right time to start the steps to Improve the CRS score.

Things to keep in mind before initiating the Express Entry process from abroad during this pandemic

Travel restrictions are being imposed In Canada to contain the spread of this deadly virus. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to provide vaccine to everyone who wants by the end of September 2021. So, hopefully, the restriction may be lifted by this time and IRCC will set to welcome Skilled workers from abroad.

The most common way to enter the pool is through the Federal skilled worker Program. To enter through this program, you need to have an Educational credential Assessment and language test result. This of course will take few months to complete. After you get an ITA, you have 90 days to apply for Permanent Residence. After submission, the IRCC will take another 6 months to process it.

After the approval, you get the Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) which is valid until the passport expires. After the travel restriction imposed on March 18, 2020, the COPR holders are not allowed to enter Canada. Those who are coming for the essential work or to reunite with the family or are coming from their home in the U.S. are only allowed to come to Canada.

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To meet out the Targets, we can expect to see some massive Express Entry Draws with low CRS requirements in near future. Hoping to see some positive news from the travel perspective after everyone gets vaccinated.

Under the 2021–2023 Immigration Level Plans, Canada plans to welcome 401,000 immigrants per year. While 411,000 Immigrants in 2022 and 421,000 immigrants in 2023. Under the 2021–2023 Immigration level Plan, 60 percent of immigrants are from the economic class group including those through PNP and Express Entry as well.

Since the FSWP inception in 1967, it is regarded as the lead category of Express Entry, and Skilled workers In Canada. So, there is no denying the fact that it will play a crucial role in meeting the Immigration targets set out by the Canada.

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