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Biggest Express Entry Draw ever opens to invite record 27,332 Candidates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 14, Feb 2021

Biggest Express Entry Draw ever opens to invite record 27,332 Candidates The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has opened the largest Express Entry draw ever to invite record 27, 332 candidates to apply for Canadian PR Visa.

However, as most EE draws opened this year, this Express Entry draw is also a Program-Specific draw for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates. These candidates already have Canadian work experience.

Biggest express Entry draw opens on February 13

This Express Draw is unprecedented in many ways. Firstly, Canada invited record of 27,332 candidates in this draw. Secondly, the CRS score requirement is lowest ever, i.e. just 75 points.

Express Entry Draw on February 13, 2021

Date EE Category No. of ITAs Minimum Score Requirement Tie-breaking rule
February 13, 2021 Only for CEC Candidates 27,332 75 September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC

The previous low was 199 points in the May 16, 2017 draw for FST candidates. This draw opened on Saturday, i.e. within three days of the previous EE draw for PNP candidates opened on February 10 2021.

CRS Score Requirement in 2021

Now, IRCC has invited 37,986 candidates in 2021 in six program-specific Express Entry draws.

Express Entry Invitations in 2021
Click here to see the complete list of EE draws until the date
In 2021, the number of invitations issued until 13th February is record-high compare to the previous year at the same time. It is understandable considering Express Entry's massive annual invitation target, i.e. 108,500 for this year.

Express Entry Invitations until 13th February

Express Entry has opened program-specific draws only this year and invited just under 38,000 candidates until 13th February. Considering the annual Express Entry target of 108,500, we still have 70,514 more invitations available for this year. Moreover, there is also a possibility that Express Entry overachieve its annual target as it did last year.

Most probably, IRCC has now completed its quota for CEC and PNP invitations this year. If it is so, the IRCC is likely to open further draws for Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category this year. Moreover, the Canadian Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) are also inviting the candidates regularly. Hence, it is ideal for applying for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa this year through Express Entry or PNP.

To apply for a Canadian PR Visa this year through Express Entry or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may contact certified Canada migration expert at Visas Avenue on Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can send us an e-mail at Visas Avenue is a leading and registered Visa Consultancy Company in India.


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.

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