463 PNP candidates invited for Canada Permanent Resident- 18th Aug 2021.
Canada invited 463 provincial nominees in the Express Entry pool to apply for permanent residence on 18th August 2021.
To receive an invitation, candidates have to score of at least 751 with a nomination from an Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). It is normal for PNP draws to have high score cut-offs because the provincial nomination itself is worth 600 points.
Candidates with the minimum score were only invited if they submitted their profiles before April 13th, 2021 at 16:29:29 UTC.
Express Entry candidates who are eligible for the Canada PNP or Canadian Experience Class (CEC) are highly likely to be in Canada already.
Express Entry invitations almost double 2020 levels
The number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) issued by IRCC has almost doubled compared to the same time last year. With more invitations comes a higher chance that IRCC will admit its target of 108,500 newcomers through the Express Entry system in 2021. So far this year, Canada has issued 102,779 invitations through the Express Entry system.
The minimum score requirements have been up and down due to the nature of CEC- and PNP-only draws. CEC draws typically have lower cut-offs because the draws are concentrated in the one silo of applicants. They are not competing with others in the Federal Skilled Worker Program, for example. So, with bigger draw sizes, IRCC can invite more candidates, thus bringing the score down.
On the other hand, PNP candidates automatically get 600 points with their provincial nomination. By this fact alone, PNP draws will always be higher than any other type of Express Entry draw.
Express Entry manages the pool of candidates for three of Canada’s main economic-class immigration programs:
If you are eligible for an Express Entry-managed program, you will get a score based on the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). The CRS awards points based on skilled work experience, education, age, official language skills, and other factors.
The CRS is out of a possible 1,200 points. The vast majority have less than 500 points, except for PNP candidates because having a provincial nomination means an automatic 600 CRS points added to their original score.
IRCC invites the highest scoring candidates to apply for permanent residence during regular rounds of invitation. Invited candidates can apply for Canadian immigration.