January 6, 2021

In the first Express Entry draw of the year, Canada issued 250 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. 171st Express Entry draw was specific to Provincial Nominee Class candidates.  The minimum CRS cut-off score for this draw was 813.

Draw Number: 171
Draw Date: January 6, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 250
Minimum CRS: 813
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Class
Tie-breaking rule: November 2, 2020

250 Invitations Issued to Provincial Nominee Class Candidates

In this latest draw, the Canadian federal government has issued another 250 invitations to eligible Express Entry candidates. The CRS cut-off score for this draw was 813.

Last year was a record-breaking one for Canada’s Express Entry system. A total of 107,350 invitations were issued, the highest number of ITAs issued through EE in one year. We anticipate that this year will be another big one, with more ITAs issued than ever before.

Canada’s three-year immigration plan

Canada’s new immigration plan will welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021, the greatest number of new Canadians in history.

The immigration goals for the following three years are in line with previous increases in Canadian immigration targets. The amounts are generally set at 1% of the population of Canada.

What is so historic are the total amount of new Canadians that will be welcomed. Because of reduced migration to Canada due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, Canada will be making up that deficit in newcomers in the years to come, resulting in levels of immigration that have not been seen before.

For the next three years Canada will accept:

  • 2021: 401,000 new permanent residents
  • 2022: 411,000 new permanent residents
  • 2023: 421,000 new permanent residents