Express Entry PNP draw held on September 15, 2021, invites 521 candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada.
These invited candidates had previously received nominations under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The Express Entry PNP candidates will get 600 added points automatically to their original score. The cutoff score in this draw is 732. Candidates having a 732 cutoff score and above are invited.
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*Note: The invited candidates will have 60 days to apply for permanent residence.
18 PNP draws invited more than 100,000 ITAs
In 2021, IRCC has held only PNP and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Express Entry draws. This is the 18th PNP Express Entry draw in the year.
IRCC holds PNP draws on Wednesdays, which is followed by a CEC draw on Thursdays. But the draw on September 2 did not come. This was held on September 14, 2021.
The Express Entry broke its draw pattern on February 13. Later it did not hold another CEC draw for more than a month. It also held irregular CEC draws in April and May.
Compared to last year, IRCC has issued double the number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) in 2021. It aimed to invite 108,500 newcomers through the Express Entry system.
The score requirements for each draw differ, and the requirements go up and down in CEC, and PNP only draws. The CEC draws have lower cutoffs compared to PNP draws. This is because CEC draws will concentrate only on one group of applicants. For instance, they will not compete with the people related to Federal Skilled Worker Program. The score will be down if the IRCC wants to invite more number of candidates.
In addition, the PNP candidates will get extra 600 points with their provincial nomination, so the PNP scores will be high compared to any other scores in Express Entry draws.
Total Express Entry Draws in 2021
|Recent draws||Express Entry Draws||Cutoff score|
|23-Jun||PNP only draw||742|
|24-Jun-21||CEC only draw||357|
|7-Jul||PNP only draw||760|
|8-Jul||CEC only draw||369|
|21-Jul||PNP only draw||734|
|22-Jul||CEC only draw||357|
|4-Aug||PNP only draw||760|
|5-Aug||CEC only draw||404|
|18-Aug||PNP only draw||751|
|19-Aug||CEC only draw||403|
|1-Sep||PNP only draw||764|
|14-Sep||CEC only draw||462|
|15-Sep||PNP only draw||732|
What is Express Entry?
Express Entry is the most popularly used program to migrate to Canada. It aims to manage skilled worker applications under Federal Economic programs which include:
To skip this PNP process, the applicant directly applies through Express Entry Draw and receives a permanent residence invitation. However, if the applicant has the provincial nomination, they are guaranteed by IRCC to receive an application to apply for Canadian permanent residence and are also awarded 600-points.
After submitting the profile, the applicant will be ranked based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) by considering all the factors like
The highest scoring applicants will receive ITAs (Invitations to Apply) for PR (permanent residence) in Canada through regular Express Entry draws.
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