The federal Express Entry system manages immigration applications for 3 federal economic immigration programs:
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
If you are eligible for 1 of the above programs, then you are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) by submitting your application to the Express Entry pool.
The Express Entry system will rank your profile based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
The highest scores receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence to the government body of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
These invitations are issued by the federal government on a regular basis.
The Latest Express Entry Immigration Draw of 2021
Applicants required a minimum CRS score of 75. This is the lowest CRS requirement in the history of Express Entry.
Before this, the lowest CRS requirement ever was 199 points for May 16, 2017 Express Entry draw.
The government body of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented the tie-breaking rule to choose applicants with the same CRS score.
Applicants who applied before September 12, 2020 at 15:31 UTC received Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.