The federal government of Canada has held another round of Express Entry invitations – through Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada [IRCC] – inviting candidates to submit their application for Canadian permanent residence.
Express Entry Draw #186 held on May 12, 2021, had a total of 557 invitations issued to Express Entry candidates that were provincial nominees under the Provincial Nominee Program [PNP] of Canada.
With nearly 80 immigration pathways or ‘streams’ available, the PNP of Canada is for those intending to take up Canada PR and want to live within a specific province or territory in Canada.
To be eligible for the PNP, a candidate must have the “skills, education and work experience” to be able to contribute to the economy of a particular province/territory.
PNP streams might target – skilled workers, semi-skilled workers, students, or business people.
Many of the PNP streams are linked with the federal Express Entry system.
As this was a PNP-only draw, the minimum score requirement, as per the Comprehensive Ranking System, was that of CRS 752.
A PNP nomination is worth 600 CRS points in itself.
|An Overview of Express Entry Draw #186|
|Date and Time of round||May 12, 2021 at 10:28:53 UTC|
|Number of invitations issued||557|
|Candidate invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS cut-off||CRS 752|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||April 29, 2021 at 10:18:12 UTC|
|Invitations issued by date [May 12]||34,300 [in 2020] | 62,328 [in 2021]|
The tie-breaking rule applied by IRCC gives precedence to Express Entry profiles that have been created earlier that have been entered into the pool of candidates at a later date.
With the tie-breaking rule of April 29, 2021 at 10:18:12 UTC applied to Express Entry Draw #186, those with a provincial nomination and CRS 752 and above received invitations, provided they had created their profile before the date and time specified in the tie-breaking rule.
With the latest round of IRCC Express Entry invitations to apply for permanent residence in Canada, a total of 62,328 have been invited in the 16 Express Entry draws held so far in 2021.
The Express Entry admissions target for 2021 is that of 108,500.
In 2020, a total of 107,350 ITAs were issued by IRCC in the 37 Express Entry draws held throughout the year, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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