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Express Entry Draw #222: 545 PNP candidates invited

545 PNP candidates were invited to apply for permanent residence in the tenth Express Entry draw of the year.

The May 11th draw targeted Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 753 points. It is just 19 points lower than the previous draw. Moreover, the score cut-off is relatively high because all PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool automatically get 600 points added to their score.

In this round, the tie-break rule applied to candidates who submitted their profiles before December 15, 2021, at 20:32:57 UTC. Invited candidates now have 60 days to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Previous Draws:

April 27, 2022 829 candidates invited 772 CRS points
April 13, 2022: 787 PNP candidates invited 782 CRS points
March 30, 2022: 919 PNP candidates invited 785 CRS points
March 16, 2022: 924 PNP candidates invited 754 CRS points
March 2, 2022: 1,047 PNP candidates invited 761 CRS points
February 16, 2022: 1,082 PNP candidates invited 710 CRS points
February 2, 2022: 1,070 PNP candidates invited  674 CRS points
January 19, 2022: 1,036 PNP candidates invited  745 CRS points
January 5, 2022 392 PNP candidates invited 808 CRS points

In the first quarter of 2022, Canada only invited 6,470 EE candidates to apply for immigration. This is one of the lowest first quarter compared to previous years. The drop in invitations is partially due to IRCC only inviting PNP candidates.

However, on April 22, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, officially announced that Express Entry draws under the federal high-skilled streams will resume in early July. This includes the: Canadian experience class (CEC)federal skilled worker class (FSWP), and federal skilled trades class (FSTP).

The Minister also noted that new applications under these streams will be processed within the 6-month service standard. To read more about this, please visit the following article:


What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is an online system that Canada uses to manage applications for permanent residence under 3 programs:

If you are not familiar with these options, please click the links and read the relevant articles. Regardless, you may also find the following articles helpful.

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 EE 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:

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If you need help with your Express Entry application or ITAs, please fill out the following form. Of course, you may alternatively book a consultation session or fill out our assessment form.

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