published on 5 August 2021 @ 4:41 pm · COMMENT
Express Entry Update
On August 4, 2021 and August 5, 2021, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued two new rounds of invitations to apply for permanent residence under the Express Entry system.
The August 4, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 760 and 512 candidates were invited to apply. To qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class, candidates must have received a nomination certificate from a Canadian province or territory. Canadian provinces and territories have their own unique set of immigration programs through which applicants can apply for permanent residence. Candidates who receive a provincial or territorial nomination are awarded 600 additional points under the federal Express Entry system.
The August 5, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score selected was 404, and 3,000 candidates were invited to apply. To qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class, candidates must have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada within the last three years.
This week’s Express Entry draws continued to exclude candidates under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, focusing only on Canadian Experience Class candidates and Provincial Nominees.