ITC News


In the first Express Entry draw of the year, Canada issued 250 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for Canadian permanent residence. Today’s 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.

This is the first program-specific draw we have seen since August 20th. Although the year is off to a slow start, we are hopeful that we will see a return to all-program draws with a higher number of ITAs in the near future. Canada is poised to welcome more newcomers than ever over the next few years.

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.

Anya Leibovitch

Anya Leibovitch is a writer, editor, and translator based in Montreal. She writes about the city’s tech and literary scene, as well as immigration.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *