September 14 Express Entry CEC draw. In the draw, Canada issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to 2000 candidates.
Eligible candidates for the September 14 Express Entry CEC draw were from Express Entry Canadian Experience Class (CEC). Also they must score at least 462 points in the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Although IRCC is backlogged due to pandemic, it continues to push processing CEC applicants. See Check your application status on IRCC website. Currently, IRCC is finalizing CEC applications received in January 2021. Accordingly, all other Express Entry applicants should expect delays.
Express Entry is the application system that Canada uses to manage skilled worker applications. It also is the most popular way to immigrate to Canada.
Express Entry draws for Canada permanent residence occur regularly, but approximately every two weeks.
In each draw, Canada issues qualified candidates from the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence.
Next step is for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to approve your application. Then you complete the landing process. After that, you will officially become a Canadian permanent resident.
Canada Express Entry immigration system
Most importantly, in order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile.
A job offer is not required to enter or be selected from the Express Entry pool. However, additional Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score points are awarded to those who already have a job.
A total of 1,200 points is available. Out of that, 600 points are available for a job offer or a nomination under any of Canada’s Provincial Immigrant Nomination Programs (PNPs).
A candidate’s CRS score is based on factors such as age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French.
Individual applicant or a couple may get CRS points. Candidates do not need to have any experience in Canada in order to get ITA for permanent residence.
Your CRS is a numerical value, out of a possible 1,200, determined by your core human capital. This is essentially your age, work experience, educational background, ability to adapt and language skills.
Importantly, only a limited number of candidates with the highest CRS points in the pool get Invitations to Apply (ITAs).
Canada Express Entry Step by Step Overview
Create your Canada Express Entry profile on Canada government website.
In conclusion: Improve your Express Entry CRS score
An Express Entry candidate typically needs a CRS score of 470-490 points in a regular draw to receive a permanent residence invitation.
To get to these higher scores candidates need to maximize their points on all available factors.
Many candidates do not claim all of their points because they are not aware that they are eligible for them. Moreover, many do not know how to maximize their eligible factors.
Certain factors, as well as combinations of factors, get more points than others.
How to boost your Express Entry CRS score
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