x
(403) 452-9515
Ackah Business Immigration Law – Personal and Corporate Immigration
Contact us

Contact Information

1 (403) 452-9515

1 (800) 932-1190

Book a Consultation

More Options...

Canada Issues 5,956 ITAs in Latest Express Entry Draw

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Permanent Residence and Express Entry Permanent

Canada Issues 5,956 ITAs in Latest Express Entry Draw

On May 31, 2021, the Government of Canada conducted the 2nd largest Express Entry draw of 2021, issuing 5,956 ITAs to candidates to apply for Canadian Permanent Residence. IRCC issued Invitations To Apply (ITAs) to candidates with a Comprehensive Ranking System Score of at least 380 to candidates already working and living in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Due to COVID travel restrictions that are in place, Canada is prioritizing candidates who are already living in Canada. Canada's Immigration Levels Plan 2021-2023 plans to increase immigration to Canada over the coming three years. IRCC will welcome over 400,000 immigrant newcomers per year beginning in 2021:

  • 2021: 401,000
  • 2022: 411,000
  • 2023: 421,000

In January - May 2021, IRCC has invited 74,773 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. On Saturday, February 13, IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) held the largest Express Entry draw in history and issued invitations for 27,332 people: five times the previous high of 5,000 for promising skilled workers who already live in the country.

11 Ways to Increase Your Express Entry CRS Score

Immigration candidates are ranked against other candidates using a point-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System. Points are awarded using the information in their profile about their qualification to move to Canada. When Canada holds an Express Entry draw, candidates with the highest scores in the pool will be issued an Invitation to Apply (ITA).

CALCULATE YOUR EXPRESS ENTRY SCORE

What Is Canada's Express Entry System?

Express Entry was launched by the Canadian Government in 2015 as a way to choose skilled immigrants as Permanent Residents to Canada based on their ability to successfully settle in Canada.

Express Entry is used to manage applications for Permanent Residence under three federal economic immigration programs:

Provinces and territories can also recruit candidates from the Express Entry system through their Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP) to meet local labour market needs.

Do You Want To Become a Canada Permanent Resident? Contact Ackah Law Today

An experienced immigration lawyer can save you time and stress - and prevent costly mistakes and missed deadlines. With 50+ years of immigration experience, our immigration legal team can identify and resolve potential problems BEFORE they happen. Contact Ackah Law today to discuss your situation at 403-452‑9515.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

More About Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Canadian Immigration is Getting More Complicated, It’s Why People Need to Hire Professionals, says Calgary Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah

Canada Immigration Lawyer Evelyn Ackah on Globalnews.ca: A family who has lived in Canada for over 9 years is at risk of being deported to France because their immigration paperwork ...

Read More

Nurse Aids, Truck Drivers and 14 More Occupations Now Eligible For Express Entry

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada’s labour shortage has been an ongoing challenge for a long period. Last year, Canada’s National Occupational Classification (NOC) implemented ...

Read More

Canada Plans to Help International Students Become Permanent Residents

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada recently announced new plans to help international students become permanent residents by expanding the TR to PR programs. Immigration ...

Read More

Canada to Fast Track Permanent Resident Applications for Foreign Workers and Students

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Canada is experiencing a severe labour shortage during the post-pandemic economic recovery. In response, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser ...

Read More

Canada Moves to 100% Digital Applications for Permanent Residence Applications on September 23

BOOK YOUR FREE CASE EVALUATION Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will begin transitioning to 100% digital applications for most permanent residence applications ...

Read More

British Columbia PNP Immigrant Entrepreneurs Invest $21M in 2021

In 2021, entrepreneurs applying for permanent residency in Canada through British Columbia's Entrepreneur Immigration (EI) stream invested more than $21 million of their own ...

Read More

Ac‎kah Business Immigration Law went above and beyond to help us with our immigration needs. Their attention to detail and speedy handling of our case were impressive, I would be more than happy to recommend this firm.

– Victoria Sopik, CEO, Kids and Company Ltd.

View All Testimonials