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Express Entry: 557 invited with provincial nominations under the PNP

Express Entry: 557 invited with provincial nominations under the PNP

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.

The previous Express Entry draw was held on April 29, 2021.

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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