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Second Express Entry Draw in March 2021- Will this be an all-program EE Draw

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 16, Mar 2021

Second Express Entry Draw in March 2021- Will this be an all-program EE Draw Canada's federal Express Entry Immigration System is about to complete the first quarter of 2021. However, the IRCC (Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada) is yet to open an all-program Express Entry draw to invite the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category candidates in particular. The IRCC has only opened the seven program-specific draws for either Canadian Experience Class (CEC) or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) class candidates this year.

What are the chances of an All-program EE draw this time around?

Despite the draws this year being program-specific, the Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued a record number of express entry invitations this year, i.e. 38,657. This figure is excessively high compare to the invitations issued last year by IRCC at this point.

how many express entry invitations have come this year?

Hence, no one can deny that the IRCC is well on its way to meet its annual Express Entry invitation target of 108,500 invitations for 2021.

After the seven program-specific draws opened this year, CEC or PNP invitations' quota must be complete. Hence, it is likely that IRCC gets back to the regular EE draws, which mostly invite the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category, candidates. As it is, FSW is the main category of the EE system, and IRCC cannot delay its draws for a long time.

Moreover, Canada to invite 401,000 new immigrants this year, and economic immigration programs (i.e. Express Entry and PNP) has to play a big share in the same for obvious reasons. Considering all this, IRCC may soon open the all-program EE draw inviting the FSW category candiates.

PNP pathway

If you are wondering about several Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) oriented draws this year, you can choose to apply through this pathway to make certain that high Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement CUT OFF from IRCC doesn't affect your case.

The nomination obtained through a PNP adds 600 extra CRS points to your Express Entry account. Consequently, you become eligible to get ITA (Invitation to Apply) for a Canadian Permanent Residence (PR) visa from IRCC.

To apply for and acquire the Canadian Permanent Residency (PR) this year through either Federal EE System or Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you may get in touch with Visas Avenue- a genuine and trusted Immigration Advisor offer trusted support and assistance from immigration to Canada.

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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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