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