The IRCC announced a PNP-specific express entry draw on July 7. There were 627 ITAs that were sent, and the Points core requirement was 760 Points.
Canada's recent express entry draw was announced on July 7, and 627 Express Entry candidates got invited for permanent residence. The Selected applicants were those with the PNP status and required a CRS score of 760 points.
It was a high cut-off score for selecting Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates as they are automatically entitled to the 600 points score for getting the nomination. It means the lowest selected applicant had a score of 160 points.
The Key highlights of the Draw -
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-break rule as an administrative requirement. It doesn't mean that there is an actual tie, but the applicants with the minimum score will get selected when their profile will be submitted in the Express Entry pool before June 14, 2021, at 07:44:05 UTC.
Overview of Express Entry Draw #195
|Date of Round||July 7, 2021|
|No. of Invitations||627|
|Candidates Invited from||Provincial Nominee Program [PNP]|
|Minimum CRS Cut-Off||760|
|Tie-breaking rule applied||June 14, 2021 at 07:44:05 UTC|
The IRCC has Conducted program-specific draws throughout the pandemic. The reason is less travel disruption if the temporary workers will be converted to permanent residents. On June 23, The IRCC invited more than 1,000 PNP candidates for the first time. Prior to that, there were 940 applicants invited.
The large draws of PNP is a strategy to meet the high immigration targets of Canada as there is a plan to welcome 401,000 new immigrants to Canada this year, and out of these, 89,342 applicants should be from Express Entry.
The PNP-specific and CEC-specific applicants have different requirements. Because of the 600 nomination points, PNP applicants have higher score requirements than the CEC-specific candidates.
Since January 2021, there has not been a single all program draw conducted by the IRCC, and all have been program-specific draws only.