Express Entry Draw Update For PNP Nomination
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Express Entry Draw Update For PNP Nomination

The Canadian government has organized one more Express Entry draw focusing on the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) on September 29th, 2021. Around 761 new candidates were sent an Invitation to apply for gaining permanent residency in Canada. It was the 206th draw of the federal Express Entry program. All the candidates who are selected in this Express Entry draw have already gained their nomination from a province under Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The CRS score cut-off for this Express Entry draw was 742 because all PNP candidates already get extra 600 points as CRS score for already being nominated under PNP, the CRS score is usually higher for these types of draws in comparison to other federal programs. 

How To Get Nominated By A Province?

Every province has some eligibility criteria for their nominee programs such as some Provinces requiring any kind of link in the province to get entry into this program. For instance, any kind of work experience or job offer in a certain province or if a member of your family is already living in the province. 

There are some programs in which the candidates have to complete some requirements to be eligible for nomination in a specific province. Many other immigration programs work on an Expression of Interest system. The Provincial Expression of Interest system of the Provincial program is the same as Express Entry. 

Candidates have to submit a profile that will get scores by the province in which they apply and get points. Provinces will assess the scores of applicants and will make a decision whether they will get an invitation in draws or not. The higher scorer candidates can receive an ITA for nomination. 

Many PNP programs organize draws and candidates get invitations through the Express Entry pool. These requirements often change for this draw depending upon the labor market requirements of that particular province. Sometimes Candidates have the highest chances to get ITA by just having an Express Entry profile. 

Those candidates who already have a provincial nomination which is linked with Express Entry those candidates get an extra 600 points in their CRS score. Provincial nomination is an easy pathway to get an ITA to be a permanent resident in Canada. 

Many provinces continuously organize nominee programs during the pandemic also to recover the gap of labor shortage to fulfil their market requirements. 

Invitations Issued In 2021

Canada has made great efforts to complete its immigration goals for 2021. Around 109,696 candidates get invitations to apply for permanent residency of Canada and citizenship under the Express Entry program. Canada has a target to invite 401,000 new immigrants in 2021. In which they plan to invite 232,500 economic candidates and almost 108,500 Federal Skilled Workers and CEC candidates. 

What is Express Entry?

Express Entry is the most famous and fastest program for new immigrants who are interested in settling in Canada permanently. Express Entry hold three very important federal economic programs to get Canadian permanent residency status;

  1. Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  2. Federal Skilled Worker (FSW)
  3. Federal Skilled Trades (FST). 

Candidates who have submitted their Express Entry profile will get some points on the basis of the information given in their profile called Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. This score is used to issue ranks to the candidates in the Express Entry system and place them in a pool, of which the highest-ranked applicants will get an ITA to be a Permanent Resident in Canada. The CRS score is given to a candidate on the basis of their;

  • Age
  • Job experience
  • Educational credentials
  • Language skills in English and French
  • Having any link in Canada

How Express Entry Draws Work

IRCC organized an Express Entry draw after a two weeks interval to invite most eligible candidates to get Permanent Residency status in Canada. Canada has an aim to assess the CRS score and immigration program. During the pandemic, many Express Entry draws provide the ITA to those candidates who get a minimum CRS score and have received an ITA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canada has Focused on those candidates who were already in Canada. In 2020, most draws are organized to focus on those applicants who are eligible under the Canadian Experience Class of the Express Entry Program and those eligible to immigrate to Canada through one of the many Provincial Nominee Programs that exist in the country. 

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