IRCC holds the year’s third largest Express Entry PNP draw

express entry draw CEC Candidates - Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program PNP: Immigration results for August 2021
  • October 28, 2021

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held Express Entry draw for the candidates from Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) issuing 888 invitations on October 27

The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score required to be eligible to be invited in this draw was 744 points.

All candidates with a nomination received 600 points. Without the nomination, the lowest scoring candidates only would have 144 points.

The tie-breaking rule was applied in this draw, where the candidates with the CRS Score of 744 points who submitted their profile on or before October 7th at 16:38:21 UTC would have received the invitation.

This is the third largest PNP draw of the year. The largest was 1,002 Express Entry candidates invited on June 23, and the second largest was 940 on June 9.


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

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