Express Entry issues 654 PNP invitations to immigration candidates in recent draw

Author: Swift Connect |

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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 654 invitations to apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates for permanent residence on February 10, 2021. Candidates who were invited needed a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 720.

Candidates who received nominations from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were invited in this draw. Because of this, the CRS cut-off score was high. This draw’s CRS score was 21 points lower than the previous PNP-specific draw.

Candidates who have received nominations from a PNP through Express Entry automatically get 600 points added to their score.

Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three federal immigration programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.

Candidates in these programs, and some PNPs, are given a score based on the CRS. Points are awarded based on human capital factors like age, education level, work experience, and language ability in English and/or French.

Candidates do not need to have any experience in Canada to be invited to apply in the Express Entry program for permanent residence. Individuals do not necessarily need a job offer, but it could give them extra points. Points may be given to individuals or a couple.

Highest scoring candidates receive ITAs for permanent residence through regular Express Entry draws.