Express Entry Update October 2021
October has seen only two rounds of invitation to apply for permanent residence under Express Entry - both of which are under the Provincial Nominee Programs. The last round of invitations issued under the Canadian Experience Class was on September 14, 2021, more than 6 weeks ago.
The impact of this lack of invitation rounds for CEC applicants means that the pool of candidates is swelling, with nearly 45,000 candidates in the pool with highly competitive scores (450 +). The question will be when can we expect another round of invitations for the CEC and will that round be large enough to address the demand of candidates waiting for an invitation, and also to meet the government's immigration targets for 2021.
On October 13, 681 invitations were issued to candidates in the PNP streams with CRS scores of 744or higher, followed by a draw on October 13, in which 681 invitations were issued to candidates in the PNP streams with CRS scores of 720 or higher.
To read more: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/mandate/policies-operational-instructions-agreements/ministerial-instructions/express-entry-rounds.html
Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program Holds significant draws from multiple programs
On October 20, 2021, the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program issued invitations to Masters and PhD student applicants as well as under the federal Economic Mobility Pathways Project and the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream. Additionally, on October 27, 2021 the OINP had a Tech Draw - issuing invitations to apply to candidates under the Ontario Express Entry Human Capital Priorities stream with CRS scores of between 455 and 467 and how have work experience as Computer and information systems managers, computer engineers, database analysts and data administrators, software engineers and designers, computer programmer and interactive media developers and web designers and developers.
To read more: https://www.ontario.ca/page/2021-ontario-immigrant-nominee-program-updates