First Express Entry draw of 2021 PNP only
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued invitations to Express Entry candidates today who had provincial nominations. Invited candidates had to have a minimum score of 813, much higher than normal.
The high number of points is due to candidates who received nominations from their Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) with Express Entry automatically earned 600 points. 250 candidates were invited to apply to become official Canadian permanent residents. Points may be awarded to single people or a couple. Extra points may be given if candidates have a job or a job offer on the table.
There are three federal immigration programs in Canada: Federal Skilled Worker Program, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades Program. Express Entry is the application management system for these three programs. Candidates in the programs and some PNPs are given a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Points are given based on age, work experience, education, and ability to communicate in English or French. The highest-scoring candidates are chosen and are given an Invitation to Apply (ITA) via Express Entry draws. Then, the IRCC makes a final decision on the candidate’s immigration application.