500 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for Canadian Permanent Residency in new Express Entry Draw on May 26

Canada invited 500 Express Entry candidates with provincial nominations to apply for permanent residency on May 26, 2021.

The draw was restricted to candidates from Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs). Therefore, the minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 713 as these candidates would have automatically received 600 additional points toward their overall CRS score due to the provincialnomination.

The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class, Federal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors.

A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.

Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programallows nine Canadian provinces and two territories (except Nunavut and Quebec) select immigrants who meet local labor market needs and priorities. All Canadian provinces and territories that take part in the PNP have enhanced nomination streams linked to the federal Express Entry system.  Many of these streams hold their own monthly draws that often invite candidates with lower minimum CRS scores than Express Entry draws.

Candidates who receive an invitation  to apply for provincial nomination through enhanced nomination streams, receive additional 600 points towards their CRS score, which effectively increase their chances to get an invitation to apply (ITA) for Canadian permanent residence in subsequent Express Entry draw.

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was April 06, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of at least 713and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation in this draw.


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