Express Entry draw invites 627 PNP candidates with CRS of 760
Canada issued 627 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on July 7.
This draw was only for candidates who had previously received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). All invited candidates needed to meet the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 760.
The CRS cut-off score is relatively high because PNP candidates automatically get an additional 600 points added to their score when they receive a provincial nomination. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidates would have had 160 points.
As an administrative requirement, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) published the cut-off time for the tie-break rule. Candidates who had the minimum CRS score only received an ITA if they submitted their Express Entry profile before June 14, 2021 at 07:44:05 UTC. The IRCC published the rule regardless of whether there was a tie or not.
Canada has now invited 89,3425 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence since the start of the year. IRCC has invited almost twice as many Express Entry candidates we saw at the same time last year. This time in 2020, Canada had only issued 49,900 ITAs to Express Entry candidates.
Express Entry is a point-based application management system for three (3) Federal High Skilled programs: Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Some PNPs also use Express Entry to invite candidates to apply for a provincial nomination.
Interested applicants must register an account online. Once deemed eligible for a program, candidates will receive a CRS score based on various human capital factors.
IRCC holds regular rounds of invitations issuing ITAs for permanent residence for the highest-scoring candidates.