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21st Express Entry Draw of 2017 opens to Invite 2,772 Candidates for Canadian PR

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 07, Sep 2017

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The immigration department of Canada has launched the 21st Draw of Federal Express Entry System this year. The draw is launched on September 6, 2017 and will invite the applicants, which achieve the cut off marks announced already. The applicants, which will receive the invitation to apply Canada PR during the draw, require submitting the visa application within 90 days of receiving the invite from IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada).

Also Read- SINP raises the Application Intake for its Occupation in Demand (OID) & Express Entry sub-categories

Key Statistics of the 21st EE Draw

Find below the key statistics of the 21st draw of express entry:
  • The Draw is open- The draw is open from September 6, 2017 to September 7, 2017
  • Qualifying Marks- The Qualifying marks or CRS Score requirement in the draw is 435 CRS points or more
  • Number of Invitations- The Number of invitations to be issued during the draw by IRCC is 2,772.

The applicants who have achieved the CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) score will get the e-mail invitations from IRCC. The applicants receiving e-mail invite will have to gather all the essential documents and submit the visa application along with the same within the period of 90 days as per the new process.

Click here to view the complete list of Express Entry Draws till date

After 90 days the Invitations to Apply (ITA) received from the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) will be expired. Earlier the ITA (Invitation to Apply) used to be valid for 60 days; however, after the express entry amendments in November 2016, the validity period of the ITA was extended to 90 days.

Key Analysis of the 21st EE Draw

The 21st Express Entry draw didn’t announce any dramatic changes in either number of Canada PR invitations or the CRS score requirement from IRCC. The qualifying marks or CRS score requirement was increased by marginal 1 point to become 435 CRS points for this time around. On the other hand, the number of invitations too got reduced 2,772 from the 3,035 vide previous EE draw. So, all in all there was no major change in both the figures, as both stats have been hovering around that mark for quite some time now.

It’s the best time to apply Canada PR

If you aspire to get Permanent Residency in Canada to live and work here permanently, it’s the best time to apply for the PR. The qualifying marks are very close to the lowest level at now. Earlier we have seen the CRS score requirement from IRCC rising up to 500 mark. So if you have plans to settle in Canada, it’s the time to gear up and apply in the federal express entry system or any other relevant Canada immigration program.

You may contact Visas Avenue Immigration – the leading Canadian Visa and Immigration Consultancy firm to receive complete advice, assistance and support to obtain Canada PR. Visas Avenue every year helps vast number of Canada PR applicants to obtain the permanent residency in Canada through their inimitable client service and immigration process expertise.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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