A large number of appellants got selected in the PNP only draw of Express Entry. 940 PNP candidates were invited with the CRS score requirement of 711.
On June 9, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted another landmark Express Entry draw. The biggest PNP only draw selected 940 applicants with the CRS score requirement of 711. All the selected applicants were those who had received the nomination through Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) in earlier draws. It was a relatively high CRS score cut off of 711, but since the nominated applicants already have 600 points added to their score, the real score requirement of the appellants was 111 Points.
The Key Highlights of the EE Draw - June 9
IRCC applied the tie-break rule for the new draw before February 16, 2021, at 09:06:30 UTC. It means that all the applicants who had submitted the profile on or before the stipulated date will be selected for immigration. The Tie-break rule is applied to selected applicants who have the same CRS score.
The previous PNP only draw of Canada invited 500 candidates, with the score requirement was 713 points. Thus in the latest draw, there has been a drop of 2 points.
Since the pandemic has started, the IRCC has aimed at program-specific draws being conducted. With PNP and CEC only draw conducted regularly, the Canadian government has aimed to meet the immigration targets by converting the temporary workers into permanent residents.
However, in 2021 Canada has issued a large number of invites as compared to 2020. The major component, in this case, was the February 13 draw in which 27,332 principal applicants got invited. So far in 2021, There have been 75,713 invitations issued.
PNP applicants require work experience or education from nominating province and Canadian Experience Class (CEC); candidates must have at least one year of Canadian work experience. CEC draws have a lower score requirement than the PNP applicants because of 600-point reward given for provincial nomination.
The candidate can start by creating a profile in the express entry for skilled workers and apply through any of the three programs - Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program, and the Canadian Experience Class.
The shortlisted applicants are picked from the Express Entry pool based on the point score achieved. The highest-scoring candidates then receive Invitations to Apply (ITAs).