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Why start the Express Entry process in 2021?

ANALYSIS: Canada reveals that it is serious about meeting its immigration targets after a huge Express Entry draw. Beginning this year, Canada has set out to accept at least 401,000 immigrants annually, with over a quarter set to arrive via the Express Entry scheme. The department of immigration is already starting the year off big. …

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Express Entry: Canada invites 27,332 immigration candidates in historic Saturday draw

“Extending invitations to apply for permanent residency to over 27,000 economic immigrants is the largest single draw ever in the history of our Express Entry system.” Canada’s Immigration Minister explained to CIC News. In its new Express Entry draw, Canada welcomed 27,332 applicants to apply for permanent residence; you read that correct. On February 13, …

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Saskatchewan invites 541 candidates in new PNP draw

This was the largest number of invitations given so far this year by the province in a single day. New drawings via the Express Entry and Occupation In-Demand immigration sub-categories of Saskatchewan culminated in 541 invitations to apply for a permanent residence provincial nomination. The new invitations were released on February 11, 2021, by the …

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Up to 52,000 people eligible for new 18-month Canadian work permit

Certain PGWP holders in Canada can apply for the new open work permit until July 27, 2021. In order to aid former foreign students who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic while living in Canada, the Canadian government has a new program in place. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has approved applications from …

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CRS drops to 360 in new Alberta PNP draw

The second draw from Alberta in January doubles the invitations and eliminates the CRS requirement. After months of inaction, details of the second draw, held in January, have now been published by Alberta. The Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) released 100 invitations on January 28 for Express Entry applicants with a rating of at least …

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