Why enter the Express Entry pool now?

Express Entry draws have resumed, meaning candidates eligible for all programs have the chance to apply for permanent residence. On July 6, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited a total of 1,500 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score was 557. On December 23, 2020, the last all-program draw held before the pause, IRCC issued 5,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs). After that, IRCC only held program-specific draws for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and PNP candidates. Draws for CEC candidates were then paused after September 21, 2021 because IRCC could no l