Express Entry Canada invites 183 PNP candidates in recent draw
Canada issued 183 invitations to Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on March 17.
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 682. The CRS requirement is high because selected candidates had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP).
Express Entry candidates who received a provincial nomination are now one step closer to Canadian permanent residency.
Express Entry candidates who get a provincial nomination automatically receive 600 points on top of their original human capital score. This means, that candidates would have only needed a CRS score of 82 before the provincial nomination.
Candidates who had the minimum CRS score of 682 were only included if they submitted their Express Entry profile before March 4, 2021 at 09:56:20 PST, according to the tie-break rule. IRCC publishes the cut-off time for the tie-break rule as an administrative requirement, regardless of whether there was an actual tie.
Canada has issued 38,840 invitations to apply (ITAs) so far in 2021. This is estimated to be three (3) times greater than the number of ITAs that the IRCC issued at the same time last year.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a low number of new immigrants admitted in 2020. Canada has set an ambitious target of welcoming 401,000 newcomers in 2021. Canada has allocated most of the available spots for Express Entry newcomers.
Express Entry is Canada’s application management system for three (3) federal immigration programs. Those three programs are Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, and Canadian Experience Class.
If an individual is eligible for one of these programs, the candidates will receive a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System. The points are based on human capital factors such as age, education, work experience, and language ability in English or French.