To boost up its immigration numbers, on June 24, 2021 Canada held
another Express Entry draw & the CRS requirement drops again to 357.
It is the second-lowest CRS for a CEC-only draw ever.
An astounding total of 6,000 candidates were invited to apply for
permanent residence through the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
The CRS cut-off is the second-lowest ever for a CEC-only draw as the
lowest was 375 during the historic February 13, 2021 draw. A record
27,332 CEC candidates got invited to apply for permanent residence.
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) looks for
even more in-Canada candidates to invite to support its goal of
welcoming 401,000 new immigrants this year.
For CEC candidates a minimum of one year of Canadian work
experience in a skilled occupation, and at least an intermediate level of
English or French are the only essential requirements.
When will IRCC hold another all-program draw?
Due to the ongoing pandemic, IRCC has been holding only CEC- and
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)-specific draws as these candidates
are more likely to already be living in Canada. Till June 21 st , approved
permanent residents could not travel to Canada to complete their landing
and activate their status.
Even though Canada’s travel restrictions are starting to roll back, the
border is still closed to non-essential travel. All flights from India are still
banned in Canada and the flight ban has been extended another month.
More travel restrictions could be lifted in the coming weeks.
Later this year IRCC will most likely be more willing to hold all-program
draws as most of those who receive invitations. This will be done
irrespective of whether they are residing in Canada or overseas as
candidates are unlikely to complete their landing until 2022. IRCC is pursuing an ambitious Immigration Levels Plan with a goal of landing
401,000 new immigrants in 2021.
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