On March 08, 2021 (at 13:53:21 UTC) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its Express Entry Draw #177. The draw was conducted under the Express Entry System, in which a total of 671 invitations were issued to the candidates who applied for a Canadian Permanent Residence Visa via Express Entry.
Key highlights of the draw are as follows:
Category: Provincial Nominee Program
• Invitations Issued: 671
• CRS Score: 739
• Tie-breaking rule: February 16, 2021 (at 19:10:25 UTC)
IRCC also published the CRS Score distribution of 1,47,688 immigrants as of March 1, 2021, which defines the count of applications within the set CRS Range.
As per the records, there are a maximum number of immigrants into the Express Entry Pool i.e. 26,595, in the CRS Score range of 301-350.
Post receiving an Invite to Apply (ITA), a candidate has 60 calendar days submit the complete application online by proving all supporting documents, and paying applicable fees.
Note: Due to COVID-19, deadline has been changed from 60 Days to 90 Days.
If applicant declines an Invite to Apply (ITA) Application, applicant will returned to the Express Entry Pool automatically and wait for a new ITA.
Yes, an applicant need to pay:
- Processing fee (CAD $825),
- Right of Permanent Residence Fee (RPRF) (CAD $500), &
- Biometrics Fees (CAD $85/ CAD $170)
Application fees for each dependent child will be CAD $225.