Not getting ITA due to Program-specific Express Entry Draws? Here is what you can do

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on April 21, 2021

How to get Canada PR invitation in 2021?

Express Entry system of Canada is one of the most popular immigration system among the overseas skilled professionals. It assess the applicants based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) and allocate the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to the top ranking candidates.

This year, we are in to second quarter of the year, however, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has conducted only program-specific Express Entry Draws this year until now. This year, only the candidates, who had the Canadian experience or provincial nomination, received the invitation. As a result, the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) candidates, are still eagerly waiting to get the ITA (Invitation to Apply) to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency (PR).

How to get Canada PR invitation in 2021?

Although, the all-program Express Entry System draw is on the cards, and the IRCC is likely to invite the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) category candidates. However, if you wish to ensure the ITA this year and do not want to indulge in the probabilities of the draws, you must choose to apply in a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) to be nominated.

Also readWhich is the best PNP to get nomination for Canada PR?

How PNP nomination can help you get PR visa?

The Express Entry aligned stream of a Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs) give you an opportunity to increase your total express entry CRS score. The nomination received from a PNP adds 600 CRS points in your CRS score, which in turn make certain that you get the invitation to apply for PR visa from IRCC.

Some most popular Canadian PNPs are:

  • Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP) – Know More
  • Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP) – Know More
  • Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) – Know More
  • Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) – Know More
  • Prince Edward Island Provincial Nominee Program (PEI PNP), etc.

How to apply in a PNP?

Every PNP has a different process has requirement. However, if you are applying in the EE stream of a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), you must have your profile registered in EE system and presence in Express entry pool. While creating profile in EE system, you must mention the preferred province as ‘All Provinces and Territories’ or select the particular province you wish to apply for PNP nomination.

The provincial program will issue the Notifications of Interest (NOIs) to apply for provincial nomination in your EE account and subsequently, you need to apply in the at PNP. Some PNPs also accept the direct applications.

To choose the most relevant PNP as per y our profile and apply for Canadian PR visa, you may contact qualified Canada immigration expert at Visas Avenue.

You may call VA Canada immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or you can drop us an e-mail at

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What is Express Entry CRS Score Prediction for 2019?

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on December 17, 2018

Canada Express Entry 2017

Express Entry draw results in 2018 at one end pleased the applicants, as each draw invited nearly 4,000 candidates this year and ultimately it turned out to be a record breaking year as far as issuance of Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) are concerned.

On the other hand, the applicants with CRS (Comprehensive Ranking System) Score requirement below 440 mark are all concerned about their status in the next year. Now, every applicant is interested in the Express Entry draw CRS score predictions for 2019. Check here your score

Express Entry CRS score requirement in 2019

The Express Entry CRS score remained above 440 throughout the year 2018. Now, we need to understand the factors that influenced the draw results to get an idea what it will be like in the year 2019. Let’s take a look at the factors affecting CRS score or cut off marks in EE system

  • Provincial Nominee Programs

The provincial nominee programs have played a huge role in EE draw results in the year 2018 and it is going to be vital in 2019 as well. The share of the Provincial nomination in the total Express Entry Invitations to Apply (ITAs) is rising significantly year on year.As a result more and more applicants are securing the PNP acquiring the Canada PR invitations from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) based on the same.

The provincial nomination allocate massive 600 additional CRS points to the applicants, which raises the total CRS points of the applicants drastically and win the ITA for the applicant in the very next draw of federal express entry system.

Also read- 52 Canada & Australia PR Visa Approvals in September-October – Visas Avenue Team is truly riding on Success

  • Changes in Express Entry Rules

Canadian government made some vital changes in the express entry rules in June 6, 2017. These changes have made key impact on the express entry draw results in 2017 and 2018. As per these changes, IRCC will now allocate additional points for following factors, i.e.

Change New system Previous system
  Points awarded for principal applicant or spouse/common-law partner having a sibling in Canada 15 CRS points   No additional points awarded
  French CLB 7 or better + English CLB 4 or below (or no proven English ability) 15 CRS points   No additional points awarded
  French CLB 7 or better + English CLB 5 or better 30 CRS points   No additional points awarded


The applicants are now able to get additional points based on above factors and hence, able to enhance their CRS Score. It also had key impact on the cut off marks announced by IRCC in every express entry draw.

What will be CRS score requirement in 2019?

One thing is sure that above factors will continue to affect draw results and cut off marks in the year 2019 as well. Hence, going by this theory, we will not see major or drastic drop in the CRS score requirement next year. However, considering the huge annual immigration target of Canada, we may expect the some sort of reduction in the cut off from Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). We may possibly see the lock in 430s this time around as it was in 440s last time.

Having said this, as an express entry applicant, you must not keep yourself busy in guessing game, rather you must explore the alternate options to obtain Canada PR in coordination of the trusted and registered Immigration expert. Few of the alternates could be applying in Provincial Nominee Programs and finding ways to enhance your current CRS points.

What makes Visas Avenue the best Immigration Consultant for Canada PR?

Visas Avenue is the top and accredited consultancy company in India specialized in Canada immigration and PR process. It has exceptional track record for acquiring Canada PR approvals for its clients aka Canada PR applicants. You may contact Visas Avenue to find the ways and methods for you to get Canada PR invitation.

You may call Visas Avenue migration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Moreover, to get your eligibility checked and subsequently, receive a call from the expert, you may fill the free assessment form.

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The 7th Express Entry Draw of 2016 Marginally favored the Canadian PR Applicants

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on March 26, 2016

7th Express Entry Draw System

The 7th Express Entry Draw of 2016 was launched by IRCC on 23rd March, 2016. The year 2016 has been significant for the Canadian permanent residency applicants in terms of express entry draw results. The current draw is the 7th this year and five out of all draws this year gave respite to the applicants, in view of low qualifying marks and considerable number of invitations in most of the draws.

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Where does 7th Express Entry Draw stand in terms of Result Statistics?

During the last draw of express entry system, the IRCC (Immigration Refugee Citizenship Canada) gave a bit of surprise to the applicants by raising the qualifying marks to 473 (highest in 2016) and reducing the number of PR invitations to just 1013 (lowest this year). However, the latest, i.e. the 7th draw of EE system gave the Canadian PR candidates the marginal respite by decreasing qualifying marks to 470 and increasing the number of invites marginally by one point to make it 1014.

What are the expectations from the upcoming EE draws?

Although, the qualifying marks remained higher side in the recent two draws, however, it is likely that it will soon be reduced inviting the large number of applicants as well. Canada’s skilled migration target for this year is over 50,000 without PNP and QSWP Programs and this is why it is quite possible that IRCC shall invite more number of candidates via coming draws by reducing CRS Score requirement. The IRCC anyways prefers to invite certain lot of candidates without job offer or nomination from Canadian employer or province respectively.

Express Entry- a short Introduction

Started in January, 2015, Express Entry System is Canada’s top immigration program that provides permanent residency to the skilled workers. The foreign skilled workers interested in PR in Canada, register on Express Entry and subsequently receive points by IRCC based on CRS. Now, IRCC decides a cut off score and launches periodic draws to invite candidates for permanent residency in Canada.

How to ensure ITA (invitation to apply) for permanent residency via Express Entry System?

Well, to enhance your chances of getting an ITA via express entry, you would require applying in coordination with a trusted immigration consultant. If you are applying to move to Canada from India, Visas Avenue can be your crucial partner.

We at Visas Avenue are the dedicated team of Visa and immigration experts. We specialize in Canada and Australia Immigration.  We have helped thousands of visa applicants to move to Canada, Australia and other countries, i.e. UK, New Zealand, USA, Germany, Honk Kong, etc.

If you want to apply in Express Entry fast to begin your Canada Immigration process at earliest, all you need to do is click on the free assessment form, so that a Canadian immigration expert can call you back with the thorough analysis of your profile to confirm your eligibility and to suggest you other best immigration programs to apply. Alternatively, you can send your queries to Visas Avenue at,

Disclaimer: Visas Avenue does not deal in any type of job or job assistance services. Visas Avenue is not a job recruitment agent or job service provider. Visas Avenue does not offer consultancy on / overseas jobs/work permits/international or domestic placements.

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The 18th Express Entry Draw of Canada – a Trend of more Invitations & lesser Qualifying Marks Continues

by By Rajneesh Kumar

Posted on October 5, 2015

18th Express Entry Draw of Canada Immigration

The just launched 18th Draw of Express Entry System of Canada immigration seems to have sustained the ongoing trend of more invitations and comparatively lesser qualifying CRS score requirement. The draw has opened on 2nd October and will continue till 3rd October, 2015. Below are the key details regarding this just opened draw.

The 18th Draw statistics and Analysis

  • Total number of invitations will be issued are – 1530
  • Qualifying CRS Score requirement – 450
  • The qualifying marks maintained the requisite score as per last draw, whereas, the number of invitations has seen a negligible decline.
  • However, the 18th draw in general has sustained the ongoing trend, as there is no increase in qualifying marks and the number of invitations is also on the higher side as compared to last few draws.

A Review of last few Express Entry Draws

The last few Express Entry Draws has followed a set trend in general, i.e. the number of invitations has been increasing, whereas, the qualifying marks have seen the declining pattern. Let’s have a look on the results and analysis of last few draws to understand it better:

The Selection Trend – Express Entry System Last 5 draws
14th Draw 15th Draw 16th Draw 17th Draw 18th Draw
No. of Invitations 1402 1523 1517 1545 1530
Qualifying Marks 471 456 459 450 450

The pattern of Last 5 Express Entry Draws

The ongoing trend is clearly visible from the above graphics and images. Moreover, it is expected to continue in the upcoming round of invitations also, as the CIC (Citizenship & Immigration Canada) is likely to boost the immigration in view of skill shortage, ageing population and other such intensifying issues in the country.

Click here to see last few Express Entry Draws

What the candidates seeking immigration to Canada must do?

Well, the above immigration trend shows the positive signs for immigrants; hence, the candidates willing to immigrate to Canada must continue to apply through the various means of Canada Immigration, i.e. Express Entry System, Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs), etc. The federal government is already in support of quality immigration in the country and as far as the province or territory governments are concerned, their PNP programs are even more lenient in terms of implying relatively uncomplicated eligibility conditions and regulations for immigrants.

A support or guidance is always handy for the Immigration Procedure complexities

The immigration procedures have become more technical and tricky these days. Hence, a support or guidance from a reliable Immigration Consultancy Service is certainly advisable. A Visa Consultancy Service not only helps you finding legal yet hassle free immigration methods, but also assist you with the formalities of the complex Immigration procedure.

For instance, Visas Avenue- a leading Immigration Consultancy Service has earned a very high reputation of being an excellent support for the immigration applicants in terms of providing help and assistance in Online profile creation, EC through WES, Visa Application filing, Visa application monitoring & follow ups and so on. The Visas Avenue is a team of qualified immigration experts, who specialize in the immigration procedure of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, Denmark and other such immigration hotspot countries. It also provides the free consultation for general immigration queries. If you seek any support or guidance from the Visas Avenue team, you can fill the free assessment form on its website to receive a call from the Immigration Expert.

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