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July 8 2021 Express Entry

July 8 2021 Express Entry draw: Canada invited 4,500 CEC candidates for PR

July 8 2021 Express Entry draw. Canada issued Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canada PR to 4,500 candidates from the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). The minimum CRS score requirement was 369.

The July 8 2021 Express Entry draw targeted candidates in the CEC. Candidates must have at least one year of skilled work experience in Canada. They must also have intermediate language proficiency in English or French.

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.

Canada Express Entry draws for Canada permanent residence occur approximately every two weeks.

In each draw, Canada will issue qualified candidates from the Express Entry pool an invitation to apply for permanent residence.

After your application is approved and you complete the landing process, you will officially become a Canadian permanent resident.

See also Eligibility for the Canadian Experience Class (Express Entry) – 2021 Guidelines

Canada Express Entry immigration system

Most importantly, in order to enter the federal Express Entry pool, candidates must first create an Express Entry profile.

As well, you must meet the eligibility requirements for one of the three programs. These are: the Federal Skilled Worker Class; the Federal Skilled Trades Class; and the Canadian Experience Class.

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

July 8 2021 Express Entry

 Create your Canada Express Entry profile on Canada government website.

In conclusion: Improve your Express Entry CRS score

We advised that you continue to improve your Express Entry CRS scoring in a number of ways.  See Tips for Improving Express Entry CRS Scores.

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

Please read our researched posts on how to improve your Canada Express Entry CRS score:

Have you claimed all your CRS score points?

Having a sibling in Canada will help boost your Express Entry CRS points

Using Education Credential Assessment to boost your Express Entry CRS points

Language Proficiency will help boost your Express Entry CRS points

Maximize your language points by re-taking tests!!

Work experience helps boost your Express Entry CRS points

Provincial Nominee Programs

How to boost your CRS points as a couple

Keep a broad perspective and widen your CRS points factors

Express Entry CRS Score Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Good CRS Score?

Will the CRS Score rise in the near future?

What is the Minimum CRS Score I need to Get Canadian Permanent Residency (PR)?

What if My CRS Score is below 400?4.5 5. What are the fastest ways to boost my CRS Score?