Two new Express Entry draws occurred in less than a week.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held an Express Entry draw inviting 3,232 to apply for permanent residence yesterday, five days after sending out 668 invitations to candidates with provincial nominations last Friday.
The March 23 draw exclusively invited Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with a minimum required Comprehensive Ranking Score (CRS) of 467.
The March 18 Express Entry draw, on the other hand, specifically targeted Provincial Nominee candidates. The minimum required CRS for that draw was 720.
Canada has issued 22, 600 invitations to apply (ITA’s) and held seven Express Entry draws so far this year.
The fact that IRCC held two draws so close together illustrates Canada’s commitment to meeting the immigration targets announced in the 2020-2022 immigration levels plan, despite the special measures put in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.