PNP candidates

Canada invited 1,002 PNP candidates in new EE draw

1,002 immigration PNP candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in the latest Express Entry draw.

The June 23th draw targeted Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 742 points, 31 higher than the previous draw.

In the previous PNP-only draw, Canada invited 940 PNP with a score 711 points. The score cut-off is relatively high because all PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool automatically get 600 points added to their score.

Is this the largest PNP-Focused Express Entry Draw?

Currently, IRCC has issued 82,715 ITAs through 23 draws in 2021. This includes 12 Provincial Nominee Program draws (6,062 ITAs), and 11 Canadian Experience Class draws (76,653 ITAs). The CEC draws include an all-time record draw on February 13 that saw 27,332 ITAs issued.

Canada set a new record for ITAs in 2020 with a total of 107,350. The previous record for ITAs was the 89,800 issued in 2018.

Prioritized candidates

During the pandemic, IRCC has focused on PNP and CEC candidates, given they are more likely to already be living in Canada.

Although Canada travel restrictions will be easing on July 5th,  the border is still closed to non-essential travel.

What to do if you receive an invitation to apply?

If you were invited to apply for permanent residence, you’ll get a message in your account telling you:

– Which program you’ve been invited to apply for
– What to do next

Also, you’ll need to show proof of the information you gave in your Express Entry profile. IRCC will assess whether the information you submit in your application is different from what was in your profile. If the information is false or left out important details, IRCC could:

– Refuse your application
– Find you inadmissible
– Bar you for 5 years from applying to come to Canada for any reason

What is Express Entry?

If you are not familiar with Express Entry, please click the links and read the relevant articles.

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