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IRCC opens another Express Entry Draw in less than 48 hours to invite 4,626 candidates

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 22, Jan 2021

IRCC opens another Express Entry Draw in less than 48 hours to invite 4,626 candidates Within less than 48 hours the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has opened yet another program-specific Express Entry draw. This latest EE Draw occurred on January 21, 2021 to invite Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.

It's the fourth Express Entry draw this year and second for the CEC candidates, as the first draw for this category was held on January 7. The invited candidates in this draw already have Canadian experience and now want to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) Visa.

Express Entry draw on January 21

The IRCC dropped the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement to 454 points for this latest CEC category draw. The number of issued invitations are 4,626 in present EE draw.

Express Entry Draw on January 21, 2021

Date EE Category No. of ITAs Minimum Score Requirement Tie-breaking rule
January 21, 2021 Only for CEC Candidates 4,626 454 July 23, 2020 at 17:32:00 UTC

Since this draw is for CEC candidates, the CRS score requirement is understandably low and the number of invitations are high. Now, IRCC has issued a total of 10,000 invitations this year in four program-specific Express Entry draws.
Click here to see the complete list of EE draws until the date
Canada immigration in 2021

This year, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has a huge immigration target as it plans to admit 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. This includes the express entry target of 108,500 invitations. Hence, this year is likely to be the best time to apply for Permanent Residence (PR) Visa in Canada, as the applicants can have increased chance of getting ITA (Invitation to apply) for the PR visa.

To apply for a Canadian PR visa this year via Express Entry or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may get in touch with the certified Canada migration expert at Visas Avenue Toll-Free-Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, you can drop us an e-mail at


Rajneesh Kumar

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