IRCC holds Express Entry draw for PNP Candidates

Express Entry Draw
  • March 18, 2021

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to be eligible to be invited in this draw was 682 points.

As per the tie-breaking rule, the candidates who have a score of 682 points and have submitted their profile before March 4, 2021, at 16:56:20 UTC would have received the invitation in this draw.

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, 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.

If the candidates have applied for the PNP program and they receive an invitation from the province under the Express Entry-aligned PNP program, they receive additional 600 CRS points. These points guarantee the receipt of ITA considering the current trend of the cutoff score in recent times. As for this draw, the applicants who have 82 points without Provincial Nomination will get an invitation to this draw as the provincial nomination will give them the bonus of 600 points. Although the candidates are supposed to have registered profile in the express entry pool and must have received nominations from a province as well.

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

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