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Canada invites 341 EE candidates with provincial nomination

Canada Express Entry Draw

In Express Entry Draw #151 held on June 10, Canada issued invitations to 341 Express Entry candidates that had provincial nominations, inviting them to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

With this, a total of 42,441 main applicants have been issued invitations to apply for Canada PR in 2020.

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] cut-off was 743. The CRS required was 743 as 600 points are accounted for by a provincial nomination – that is, being provincially nominated gives an additional 600 CRS points towards the CRS score of a candidate. Hence, the human capital score of the invited candidates would have been 143.

This is the 13th program-specific draw to be held since the COVID-19 special measures have been put in place by Canada on March 18. Since then, program-specific draws have been held, alternating between the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] and the Canadian Experience Class [CEC]. While so far 6 CEC-specific draws have been held since March 18, the present draw is the 7th PNP draw to be held since COVID-19 special measures.

With the travel ban being expected to be lifted by the end of June, all-program draws might be resumed soon. As of now, with program-specific draws being held, the focus is on immigration candidates that are more likely to already be in Canada as compared to those that are currently overseas.

A tie-break rule was applied in the present draw. All those that had submitted their profiles to the Express Entry pool prior to April 14, 2020, at 13:25:51 UTC and had a CRS of 743 and above received an Invitation to Apply [ITA].

So far in 2020, Canadian immigration targets appear to be on course for exceeding the levels of the previous year. More ITAs have been issued this year as compared to the same time in 2019.

A total of 18 Express Entry draws have been held in 2020 so far.

Sl. No. Draw No. Date of Draw Minimum CRS ITAs issued
1 #134 January 8, 2020 473 3,400
2 #135 January 22, 2020 471 3,400
3 #136 February 5, 2020 472 3,500
4 #137 February 19, 2020 470 4,500
5 #138 March 4, 2020 471 3,900
6 #139 [PNP] March 18, 2020 720    668
7 #140 [CEC] March 23, 2020 467 3,232
8 #141 [PNP] April 9, 2020 698    606
9 #142 [CEC] April 9, 2020 464 3,294
10 #143 [PNP] April 15, 2020 808     118
11 #144 [CEC] April 16, 2020 455 3,782
12 #145 [PNP] April 29, 2020 692    589
13 #146 [CEC] May 1, 2020 452 3,311
14 #147 [PNP] May 13, 2020 718    529
15 #148 [CEC] May 15, 2020 447 3,371
16 #149 [PNP] May 27, 2020 757    385
17 #150 [CEC] May 28, 2020 440 3,515
18 #151 [PNP] June 10, 2020 743 341
Total ITAs issued in 2020 so far – 42,441

Even with the COVID-19 special measures, now is the best time to apply for Canadian PR.

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