Express Entry CRS drops to 417 – 16th April 2021

Express Entry CRS drops to 417 – 16th April 2021

Canada held a new Express Entry drawon Friday April 16th, 2021, invited candidates who had scores of at least 417 points. (IRCC) invited 6,000 Canadian Experience Class candidates to apply for permanent residence in the new invitation round.IRCC issued 1,000 more invitations compared to the previous CEC. CRS reduced to 15 points this time.  The draw was a rare Friday evening one, right before the weekend in Canada.For today’s draw, candidates who had the minimum score of 417 were only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before March 1, 2021. IRCC held an Express Entry draw Wednesday inviting 266 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for permanent residence. Canada has launched many Immigration program to achieve 401,000 immigration target in 2021.

Express Entry draws in 2021

Canada has invited 55,390 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence till now, which is nearly double of2020.

The federal government committed to welcome 401,000 newcomers this year, and about a quarter of these would come through the Express Entry system.

PNP-specific draws require a higher score cut off because of the 600-point award that comes with a provincial nomination. CEC-only draws tend to have lower minimum score requirements because they are not competing with candidates of other classes, so more top-scoring candidates can be invited in a given invitation round.About 95 per cent of CEC candidates were already in Canada, the largest proportion of any Express Entry-managed program. There were more than 21,000 CEC-eligible candidates in the pool.there were more than 141,000 Federal Skilled Worker candidates in the pool, about 95 per cent of them were outside of Canada. Almost 55 per cent of Federal Skilled Trades candidates were in Canada, out of a total of 669 candidates.

provinces and territories have a PNP that is aligned with the Express Entry system,candidates need to file an Expression of Interest with the province that they want to immigrate to. Receiving a provincial nomination improves your ranking in the Express Entry pool. Provincial nominees automatically receive 600 CRS points, and they are effectively guaranteed to receive an ITA. If you are interested to move to Canada as Canada Permanent Resident, study visa, Canada PNP, Canada Business visa, Canada Start-Up visa, please feel free to contact us on 8448490104 or email us on

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