Express Entry Draw Invites 341 PNP Candidates
Canada has just held its seventh draw targeting PNP recipients invited 341 from the Federal Express Entry system since special Coronavirus measures. PNP candidates in the Express Entry pool are awarded an additional 600 points on top of their original human capital score. This is why the minimum CRS score requirement was 743 to receive Invitations to Apply in this draw.
Combined, the provinces have issued more than 2000 invitations to apply for a provincial nomination for permanent residence since the start of May and June is shaping up to be another busy month for PNPs, with some notable developments expected from various provinces. In recent days, Ontario, Manitoba and B.C have already held their PNP draws.
Unlike PNP draw, those targeting CEC candidates typically have a much lower CRS cutoff. The last CEC-only draw invited candidates with CRS scores of only 440, the lowest requirement for these candidates since January 2019.
A tie-break rule was applied in this draw. All candidates with a CRS score of at least 743 who submitted their profile before April 14, 2020, received an ITA in this round.
The Draws dates have become more unpredictable. Earlier in the year, all-program draws that covered Federal Skilled Worker Program FSWP, Federal Skilled Trades Program FSTP, and CEC candidates, happened every two weeks. Now that IRCC is holding targeted draws, they may happen days or hours apart.
So far immigration targets are on course to exceed last year’s levels. Even with travel restrictions in place, there have still been more ITAs issued this year than at the same time in 2019. As of today, June 10, a total of 42,441 principal applicants have been invited to apply for PR in 2020.