How the Pandemic has affected the Express Entry draws

In the beginning of 2021 the IRCC held Express Entry draws that targeted the candidates who are already in Canada by applying the strategy to meet all the functions in Canada’s immigration targets for the year in one part and in the other part to avoid the travel restrictions because of coronavirus and also other service closures that affected the international candidates.

As compared to 2020, this year Canada has issued a greater number of invitations thanks to the 27,332 principal applicants invited on February 13. IRCC also told CIC News through email that about 87 per cent of these candidates filed the applications within 90 days timeline. So far in 2021, Canada has issued 75,713 invitations.