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156 Express Entry Draw Invites 557 PNP Candidates

Canada invited 557 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence on July 22, 2020. This is the 9th PNP-specific draw since Canada closed its borders back in March in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

Only candidates who had received a nomination from a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were invited in the latest draw, which is why the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut off was 687. This is the lowest CRS requirement for a PNP-specific draw so far in 2020.

Express Entry draws targeting CEC candidates generally have a much lower CRS cut off. In fact, CEC draws CRS cut-offs have been steadily declining since March, with the most recent CEC draw seeing the lowest CRS cut off of the year so far.

The most recent draws from the Express Entry pool saw Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) make use of the tie-break procedure that is used to rank candidates who have the same CRS score.

Canadian immigration is managed by the federal government. Express Entry is the government’s system for managing immigration applications for three economic-class programs: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canadian Experience Class.

Most Canadian provinces and two territories have “enhanced” PNP streams that are linked to the Express Entry system. Since the start of the year, several of Canada’s Express Entry-aligned provincial nomination streams have issued invitations, including streams in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia.

Canada has now invited 54,357 immigration candidates so far this year.

Know more about this latest PNP Express entry draw.

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