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Second Express Entry Draw of 2021 Opened within two days time

January 13 , 2021 By Rajneesh Kumar

Second Express Entry Draw of 2021 Opened within two days time

The IRCC opened another Express Entry draw of 2021 on January 7, 2020, and invited a total of 4,750 CEC candidates. All the individuals who received their ITAs (Invitation to Apply) in this program-specific invitation round are now eligible to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Similar to the last EE draw held on 6th January, this is also a program-specific draw where the IRCC invited only Canadian Experience Class candidates with a minimum cut-off score requirement of only 461 points.

Express Entry Draw- January 7, 2021

Draw No.

Draw Date

EE Category

No. of Invitations Issued

CRS score of lowest-ranked candidate invited

Tie-breaking rule



Only for Canadian Experience Class



September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC

The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada also implemented a tie break rule in this draw and candidates had to have submitted their EE profiles before September 12, 2020, at 20:46:32 UTC. This clearly means that all those who have scored 461 points or above and entered their EE profile before the said date and time had received their ITAs.

About Federal Express Entry System

Canada's Express Entry system is the key source of welcoming skilled foreign nationals. Eligible applicants qualify and enter the pool where they are awarded a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score on the basis of their age, skilled work experience, language proficiency, education level, etc. The highest-ranked candidates are then issued ITA, i.e. Invitations to Apply for Canadian permanent residence visa through regular Express Entry draws.

This year, the IRCC is aiming to welcome 403,000 newcomers out of which 108,500 will be invited under three key economic immigration programs managed by Express Entry, i.e.

  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)

If you are willing to apply for Canada PR in 2021, you must first find your eligibility for the right Canadian immigration program by filling out a free profile assessment form online.

Free Visa Assessment Form