Canada Express Entry PNP Draw: 775 Candidates Invited

Canada Express Entry Draw for CEC Candidates PNP
  • November 11, 2021

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held Express Entry draw for the candidates from Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) issuing 775 invitations on November 10

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to be eligible to be invited in this draw was 685 points.

All of the invited candidates had previously received nominations through a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Since provincial nominees automatically get a 600-point award. Without the nomination, the lowest-scoring candidate would have had just 85 points.

The latest draw saw the tie-breaking rule implemented on August 12, 2021 at 4.05pm EST. If more than one candidate had the minimum CRS score, only those who submitted their Express Entry profiles before this date and time received invitations.

During the coronavirus crisis, IRCC has switched to draws focused on PNP and CEC candidates, given they are more likely to already be in the country as temporary residents. Canada has now held five Express Entry draws in a row targeting candidates from the PNP class.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has now issued 112,040 ITAs in 2021, a record number. This was the 39th round of invitations under Express Entry in 2021 and 209th overall.


What is Express Entry?

Canada’s most popular immigration programs use the online Express Entry system to manage applications. Express Entry is a system that the federal government uses to manage applications for Canada’s three main economic-class programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), the Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In addition to that, the most provinces also have immigration streams that are aligned with the Express Entry system.

In the Express Entry system, candidates are ranked based on their CRS score that considers multiple factors including their age, work experience, education and proficiency in French or English. In some cases, the date and time at which the Express Entry profile was created is also a ranking factor.

Express Entry is a two-step process. In step one; candidates who are eligible under at least one of the three aforementioned skilled worker programs upload their profile on IRCC’s website. They get a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score based on their human capital such as their age, education, language skills, and work experience.

In step two, IRCC holds Express Entry draws approximately every two weeks and issues Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for permanent residence to candidates with the highest CRS scores. If a candidate receives an ITA, they can go ahead and submit a permanent residence application to IRCC.

The PNP is another way for Skilled Worker immigrants to move to Canada and attain the permanent residence. Most provinces and territories operate their own system through PNP to welcome the immigrants as per their requirement.

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