published on 19 August 2021 @ 3:25 pm · COMMENT
On August 18, 2021 and August 19, 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 18, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Provincial Nominee Class. The minimum score selected was 751 and 463 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 19, 2021 draw invited candidates who qualify for selection under the Canadian Experience Class. The minimum score selected was 403, and 3,000 candidates were invited to apply. This draw is smaller than previous rounds of invitations we have seen this year, issuing only 3,000 invitations to apply. Previous rounds of invitations for Canadian Experience Class candidates held in June and July invited between 4,500 – 6,000 candidates. 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.