In the latest round of invitations held under the Express Entry system, another 671 Canada immigration hopefuls have received invitations on March 8, 2021.
As the draw specifically targeted provincial nominees that had secured a nomination through Canada’s Provincial Nominee Program [PNP], the minimum ranking score required – as per the Comprehensive Ranking System [CRS] – was on the higher side, that is, CRS 739.
A PNP nomination automatically adds 600 ‘additional’ CRS points, thereby significantly improving the ranking of the candidate in the Express Entry pool. For example, if an Express Entry candidate has a CRS 87 based on their human capital factors [such as age, education, work experience etc.], a PNP nomination will take them to CRS 687 [87 human capital factors score + 600 PNP nomination = 687 in total].
|An Overview of Express Entry Draw #177|
|Date and Time of round||March 08, 2021 at 13:53:21 UTC|
|Number of invitations issued||671|
|Candidate invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS cut-off||CRS 739|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||February 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC|
|Invitations issued by date [March 8]||18,700 [in 2020] | 38,657 [in 2021]|
Only candidates with a provincial nomination were eligible for the latest federal Express Entry draw.
Canada’s PNP allows provincial and territorial [PT] governments to nominate individuals – that they find to have the most potential for thriving within their province/territory –for Canadian PR.
Acquiring Candian permanent residence through the PNP of Canada is a 2-step process. The first part of the process is that of securing a PNP nomination. The second part involves applying to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] for permanent residence in Canada.
There are almost 80 immigration pathways available under the PNP, many linked with the federal Express Entry system.
|Provincial PNP streams linked with the federal Express Entry System|
|AINP||Alberta||Alberta Express Entry Stream|
|BC PNP||British Columbia||Express Entry BC – Skilled Worker|
|Express Entry BC – Healthcare Professional|
|Express Entry BC – International Graduate|
|Express Entry BC – International Post-Graduate|
|MPNP||Manitoba||Skilled Workers Overseas – Manitoba Express Entry Pathway|
|NB PNP||New Brunswick||New Brunswick Express Entry Labour Market Stream|
|NL PNP||Newfoundland and Labrador||Express Entry Skilled Worker|
|NS NP||Nova Scotia||Nova Scotia Demand: Express Entry|
|Nova Scotia Experience: Express Entry|
|OINP||Ontario||Skilled Trades Stream [Express Entry]|
|Human Capital Priorities Stream [Express Entry]|
|French-Speaking Skilled Worker stream [Express Entry]|
|PEI PNP||Prince Edward Island||Express Entry stream|
|SINP||Saskatchewan||International Skilled Worker: Saskatchewan Express Entry|
|NT NP||Northwest Territories||Employer-Driven: Express Entry|
Fetching an Express Entry candidate 600 additional points towards their CRS score, a PNP nomination is a guarantee of that individual being invited by IRCC.
Applying for Canadian immigration through the Express Entry system is by invitation only.
Atie-breaking ruleof February 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC was applied by IRCC in the latest Express Entry draw.
Applicable to profiles that have the minimum required ranking score, the tie-breaking rule gives precedence to Express Entry profiles created earlier as compared to those created at a later date.
Of the total 401,000 newcomers to be welcomed by Canada in 2021, a majority – that is, 108,500 – will be through the Express Entry system. Another 80,800 will gain their Canadian permanent residence through the PNP route.
|How many will Canada accept through the Express Entry system in 2021-23?|
|Express Entry Draws in 2021 |
Total draws so far: 7
ITAs issued so far: 38,657
|Sl. No.||Draw No.||Invited||Date of Draw||Time of Draw||CRS cut-off||ITAs issued||Tie-breaking rule applied||For details|
|1||#171||PNP||January 6, 2021||14:39:02 UTC||CRS 813||250||November 2, 2020 at 11:11:52 UTC||Canada holds first Express Entry draw of 2021|
|2||#172||CEC||January 7, 2021||14:15:32 UTC||CRS 461||4,750||September 12, 2020 at 20:46:32 UTC||Express Entry: 4,750 invited with Canadian experience|
|3||#173||PNP||January 20, 2021||14:13:12 UTC||CRS 741||374||September 5, 2020 at 19:39:04 UTC||Express Entry: 374 invited with a PNP nomination|
|4||#174||CEC||January 21, 2021||14:22:20 UTC||CRS 454||4,626||July 23, 2020 at 17:32:00 UTC||Canada holds second Express Entry draw within 2 days|
|5||#175||PNP||February 10, 2021||14:31:18 UTC||CRS 720||654||August 14, 2020 at 06:51:00 UTC||Express Entry: 654 PNP candidates invited in the latest draw|
|6||#176||CEC||February 13, 2021||11:56:56 UTC||CRS 75||27,332||September 12, 2020 at 15:31:40 UTC||Express Entry: A historic 27,332 invited in a single draw|
|7||#177||PNP||March 08, 2021||13:53:21 UTC||CRS 739||671||February 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC||—|
Note. PNP: Provincial Nominee Program, CEC: Canadian Experience Class [CEC]
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