Latest Express Entry Draw – Check the updated figures

The fast-track immigration program of Canada, the Express Entry system conducts regular draws to issue invitations to apply for permanent residence. The federal department of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) nominate the prospective applicants from the Express Entry pool through these latest express entry draw.

The recent Canada Express Entry Draw 2021 was conducted on September 15, 2021. During this round (178th Express Entry draw), a total of 521 invitations to apply (ITAs) were issued, while the cut-off score was 205 CRS points.

Interested candidates may apply through one of the following programs under the Express Entry immigration system:

The Government of Canada introduced the Express Entry system to enable skilled, semi-skilled, and unskilled foreign workers to immigrate to Canada. The aim is to boost the economy as new immigrants contribute significantly to the country’s growth. Thus, candidates are invited to apply under different programs of the Express Entry system, including PNP – Express Entry aligned streams as per their eligibility.

Canada Express Entry Draw: Know the process

The Express Entry system is a point-based system (Comprehensive Ranking System), under which candidates are compared and evaluated based on certain factors and awarded points for the same, and the candidates with higher points are issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence in Canada. Thus, in the Express Entry draws, the Canadian government establishes a cut-off score, depending on the Comprehensive Ranking System, and candidates scoring above the cut-off score receive an ITA.

How frequently Canada Express Entry draws are held?

Generally, the Express Entry draws are held on a bi-weekly schedule, which means about every two weeks. However, if there is a longer gap between two draws, in the successive draw, a larger number of invitations are issued. Moreover, every Express Entry draw has a tie-break date and time, and candidates have to submit their profiles before this tie-break date and time in order to be eligible to receive an ITA.

 Invitation to Apply (ITA)

To start with the immigration process to Canada under the Express Entry system, the candidate must first submit an online profile in the Express Entry pool. The candidates are ranked against each other on the basis of the Comprehensive Ranking System, and candidates with higher points receive an invitation by IRCC to apply for permanent resident status in Canada.

What is Express Entry?

All you need to know about Express Entry!

Know about the Comprehensive Ranking System score

The profile submitted by the candidate in the Express Entry pool serves as an Expression of Interest to show the intent to settle permanently in Canada. After submission of the profile, the candidate is awarded a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on various factors, which later decides if he or she will receive an ITA.

The selection factors that determine the CRS score are:

  •       Age
  •       Educational qualification
  •       Work experience (Canadian and foreign)
  •       Language proficiency
  •       Arranged employment
  •       Provincial Nomination
  •       Family connection
  •       Canadian Post-secondary education

How to improve your CRS score?

The major factors that are considered to calculate your CRS score include age, language ability, work experience, and level of education.

Check the following tips to enhance your CRS score:

  •       Focus on scoring maximum points under human capital factors such as age, educational qualification, and results for an approved language test.
  •       Demonstrating French proficiency can reward additional CRS points.
  •       Human capital factors of your spouse can also boost your CRS score if applicable.
  •       Obtaining a Provincial Nomination from one of the Canadian provinces can reward you extra 600 CRS points.
  •       Showing family connections, such as a sibling as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident can result in earning extra points.

Tips to boost your CRS score for the next Express Entry draw

If a candidate gets a low CRS score in the latest draw, he or she still stands a chance to improve his or her CRS score for the next Express Entry draw to be invited to apply in the subsequent express entry draw. Check the following ways to improve your CRS score for the next invitation round:

  •       The candidate can take his or her approved language test again, such as IELTS or CELPIP, to improve his or her score.
  •       Candidate can also apply with his or her spouse, as there are chances of improvement in the CRS score affected by the human capital factors.
  •       Candidate can also apply for a Provincial Nomination Program (PNP) as per his or her preference, as a successful provincial nomination gets additional 600 points, assuring an ITA in the subsequent draw.
  •       If the candidate obtains a valid full-time job offer from a Canadian employer, then he or she can score additional points as per the listed NOC (National Occupational Classification).

 Canada’s Immigration Target for 2020-2022

The Immigration Minister of Canada, Marco Mendicino, has recently made an announcement stating their intent to welcome over one million new immigrants in the coming three years. He further added, inviting newcomers to the country will boost Canada’s economy, grow Canada’s labour market, and back new businesses.

Thus, this is good news for all the applicants, as Canada is offering a great opportunity to all the immigration aspirants by issuing a large number of ITAs.

Want to settle permanently in Canada?

Speak with a consultant to get expert advice on your Canadian PR application!

January

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 81 10 January 2018 2750 446
Draw 82 24 January 2018 2750 444

February

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 83 7 February 2018 3000 442
Draw 84 21 February 2018 3000 442

March

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 85  14 March 2018 3000 456
Draw 86 26 March 2018 3000 446

April

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 87 11 April 2018 3500 444
Draw 88 25 April 2018 3500 441

May

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 89 09 May 2018 3500 441
Draw 90 23 May 2018 3500 440
Draw 91(FSTC) 30 May 2018 500 288
Draw 91 (PNP) 30 May 2018 200 902

June

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 92 13 June 2018 3750 451
Draw 93 25 June 2018 3750 442

July

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 94 11 July 2018 3750 442
Draw 95 25 July 2018 3750 441

August

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 96 08 August 2018 3750 440
 

Draw 97

22 August 2018 3750 440

September

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 98 05 September 2018 3900 440
Draw 99 19 September 2018 3500 441
Draw 100 (FSTC) 24 September 2018 400 284

October

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 101 03 October 2018 3900 445
Draw 102 15 October 2018 3900 440
Draw 103 29 October 2018 3900 442

November

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 104 14 November 2018 3900 449
Draw 105 28 November 2018 3900 445

 

December

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 106 12 December 2018 9200 445
Draw 107 19 December 2018 3900 439

January

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 108 9 January 2019 3900 449
Draw 109 23 January 2019 3900 443
Draw 110 30 January 2019 3350 438

February

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 111 20 February 2019 3350 457

March

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 112 06 March 2019 3350 454
Draw 113 20 March2019 3350 452

April

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 114 03 April 2019 3350 451
Draw 115 17 April 2019 3350 451

May

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 116 01 May 2019 3350 450
Draw 117 15 May 2019 500 (Federal Skilled Trades only) 332 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
Draw 118 29 May 2019 3350 470

June

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 119 12 June 2019 3350 465
Draw 120 26 June 2019 3350 462

July

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 121 10 July 2019 3600 460
Draw 122 24 July 2019 3600 459

August

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 123 12 August 2019 3600 466
Draw 124 20 August 2019 3600 457

September

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 125 04 September  2019 3600 463
Draw 126 18 September 2019 3600 462

October

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 127 02 0ctober 2019 3900 464
Draw 128 16 0ctober 2019 500 (Federal Skilled Trades only) 357 (Federal Skilled Trades only)
Draw 129 30 0ctober 2019 3900 475

November

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 130 13 November 2019 3600 472
Draw 131 27 November 2019 3600 471

December

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 131 11 December 2019 3200 472
Draw 132 19 December 2019 3200 469

January

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 134 08 January 2020 3400 473
Draw 135 22 January 2020 3400 471

 

February

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 136 05 February 2020 3500 472
Draw 137 19 February 2020 4500 470

March

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 138 04 March 2020 3900 471
Draw 139 19 March 2020 668 720
Draw 140 23 March 2020 3232 467

April

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 141 09 April 2020 606 698
Draw 142 09 April 2020 3294 464
Draw 143 15 April 2020 118 808
Draw 144 16 April 2020 3782 455
Draw 145 29 April 2020 589 692

May

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 146 01 May 2020 3311 452
Draw 147 13 May 2020 529 718
Draw 148 15 May 2020 3371 447
Draw 149 27 May 2020 385 757
Draw 150 28 May 2020 3515 440

June

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 151 10 June 2020 341 743
Draw 152 11 June 2020 3559 437
Draw 153 24 June 2020 392 696
Draw 154 25 June 2020 3508 431

July

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 155 08 July 2020 3900 478
Draw 156 22 July 2020 557 687
Draw 157 23 July 2020 3343 445

August

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 158 05 August 2020 3900 476
Draw 159 06 August 2020 250 415
Draw 160 19 August 2020 600 771
Draw 161 20 August 2020 3300 454

September

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 162 02 September 2020 4200 475
Draw 163 16 September 2020 4200 472
Draw 164 30 September 2020 4200 471

October

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 165 14 October 2020 4500 471

November

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 166 05 November 2020 4500 478
Draw 167 18 November 2020 5000 472
Draw 168 25 November 2020 5000 469

December

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 169 09 December 2020 5000 469
Draw 170 23 December 2020 5000 468

January

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 171 06 January 2021 250 813
Draw 172 07 January 2021 4,750 461
Draw 173 20 January 2021 374 741
Draw 174 21 January 2021 4,626 454

February

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 175 10 February 2021 654 720
Draw 176 13 February 2021 27,332 75

March

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 177 8 March 2021 671 739
Draw 178 17 March 2021 183 682
Draw 179 18 March 2021 5,000 449
Draw 180 31 March 2021 284 778

April

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 181 1 April 2021 5,000 432
Draw 182 14 April 2021 266 753
Draw 183 16 April 2021 6,000 417
Draw 184 28 April 2021 381 717
Draw 185 29 April 2021 6,000 400

May

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 187 12 May 2021 557 752
Draw 188 20 May 2021 1,842 397
Draw 189 26 May 2021 500 713
Draw 190 31 May 2021 5,956 380

June

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 191 09 June 2021 940 711
Draw 192 10 June 2021 6,000 368
Draw 193 23 June 2021 1,002 742
Draw 194 24 June 2021 6,000 357

July

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 195 07 July 2021 627 760
Draw 196 08 July 2021 4,500 369
Draw 197 21 July 2021 462 734
Draw 198 22 July 2021 4,500 357

August

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 199 4 August 2021 512 760
Draw 200 5 August 2021 3,000 404
Draw 201 18 August 2021 463 751
Draw 202 19 August 2021 3,000 403

September

Draw Date Number of ITAs CRS Cut Off
Draw 203 1 September 2021 635 746
Draw 204 15 September 2021 521 732