Categorical Entry draw #173: January 20, 2021
Canada continues to conduct program-specific Categorical Entry spherical of invites.
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 374 candidates who beforehand obtained a nomination from an Categorical Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to use for Canadian everlasting residency in its third Categorical Entry draw of the 12 months on January 20.
The draw had a minimal Complete Rating System (CRS) threshold of 741 – a big discount as in contrast with the final PNP-specific draw that came about on January 6 and had the cut-off of 813.
The IRCC utilized a tie break on this draw and the time stamp used was September 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC. Which means all PNP candidates with a CRS rating of and above 741 who had submitted their profiles within the Categorical Entry pool earlier than this date & time, obtained Invites To use (ITAs) on this draw.
The Categorical Entry system is Canada’s main supply of expert overseas employees. It manages the profiles of candidates underneath three Federal Excessive Expert financial class immigration applications: Federal Expert Employee Class, Federal Expert Trades Class and Canadian Expertise Class.
The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is the second hottest Canadian immigration program after Categorical Entry. Most of Canada’s provinces and territories have their very own PNP streams (aligned with Federal Categorical Entry System and never aligned with Categorical Entry) that enable them to welcome overseas expert professionals/employees who may help deal with their native labour market wants.
Candidates, who meet the choice standards of an Categorical Entry-aligned PNP stream and efficiently obtain a provincial nomination invitation, can receive further 600 factors towards their CRS Scores. This successfully ensures them an ITA in subsequent Categorical Entry Draw.
Canada held its first two program-specific Categorical Entry attracts of 2021 on January 6 and January 7. Nevertheless, in coming weeks IRCC can conduct all-program spherical of invites to allow FSWP and FSTP candidates to additionally receive ITAs for everlasting residency.
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