The new Express Entry draw targeted 512 applicants with the CRS score requirement of 760 points. It is a higher point score requirement than the previous draw, and more applicants are also invited.
On August 4, Canada conducted a new Express Entry draw in which Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates were targeted for selection. The number of ITAs has gone up in the recent express entry draw. The IRCC has now invited 512 candidates with the score requirement of at least 760 points. The CRS score requirement of this draw was higher than the previous one as earlier the score required was 734, and the PNP applicants invited were 462.
The Key Highlights of the Draw
There is a high score for Provincial nominations because the applicants are allotted 600 extra points for the selection. There is a tie break rule applied this time as well, just like the earlier draws. It is an administrative requirement and helps in selecting among the applicants who have the same CRS score. The Tiebreak rule for this draw was set before March 5, 2021, at 22:38:31 UTC.
Overview of Express Entry Draw #199
|Date of Round||August 4, 2021|
|No. of Invitations||512|
|Candidates Invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS Cut-Off||760|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||March 5, 2021, at 22:38:31 UTC|
Since the start of 2021, with the onset of the pandemic, IRCC has been holding only Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) - specific draws. It is a way of converting temporary workers into permanent Residents in order to curb the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The applicants are selected as per the labor market needs, and considering the travel restrictions, it is best if the applicants are from within Canada only. Despite the program-specific draws, the Express entry program has been active, and the IRCC meets the immigration targets. So far this year, 99,316 PNP have already been invited.
In the program-specific draws, the CEC programs have less CRS score requirement than the PNP-specific draws because of the 600 points additionally offered to the applicants.
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