On March 31, 2021 (at 11:21:22 UTC) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted its Express Entry Draw #180 under the Express Entry system.
This is the sixth (6) Draw of year 2021, conducted under the Provincial Nominee Category. A total of 284 candidates, who were nominated by Canadian Provinces through their respective Nominee Program, received an Invite to Apply (ITA) for applying for Canadian Permanent Residence.
Details including Count of Issued Invitations, Minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) Score etc. are as follows:
Category: Provincial Nominee Program
• Invitations Issued: 284
• CRS Score: 778
• Tie-breaking rule: March 16, 2021 (at 16:09:32 UTC)
IRCC also published the count of candidates in the Express Entry pool as of March 29th, 2021 with respect to their CRS score distribution. As per the record out of 165,476 candidates, 55,913 candidates have CRS Score between 351-400, following 45,030 candidates with CRS Score between 401-450.
If you have applied for skilled workers (Federal) Online via Express Entry, the average processing time for is of 6 months. However, providing the accurate time duration is difficult because each application is different and takes a different amount of time to process. Also, due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), IRCC is experiencing delays in receiving applications and can’t process applications normally.
The processing time starts the day IRCC receive your complete application and ends when they make a decision. For instance, if you have applied by mail/courier, the time starts when your application arrives in their mail room.Most processing times are measured based on how long it took to process most of the applications in the past.For some permanent resident applicants who haven’t applied yet, the processing times are measured based on the current number of applications waiting to be processed and how quickly IRCC expect to process majority of them.