The latest draw of Express Entry was a PNP specific draw held on 26 May, 2021. There were 500 candidates selected with the minimum CRS score of 713.
IRCC invites 500 Express entry applicants in the PNP specific draw on 26 May. The Comprehensive ranking system score requirement was set at 713. There is 49 points drop that the previous PNP-specific draw. Going by the 600 bonus points given to Provincial nominee program candidates upon selection for the nomination. The lowest scoring candidate in the PNP score is 113.
The Key Highlights - 26 May
As compared to the earlier PNP specific draw, the Canada government has invited 57 fewer candidates in this draw and the CRS score requirement has also dropped to 39 points. The tie break rule by the IRCC was applied before April 06, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC. It means that only those applicants who have submitted their profile before this given date and time will be shortlisted.
The strategy of Canada Immigrations has changed since the onset of the Pandemic. The IRCC is now inviting appellants in an alternative draw of PNP applicants and CEC applicants. This has been implemented due to COVID-related travel restrictions and with the aim of curbing the infections. Amidst the crises, the IRCC has a target of Canada Immigration level for 2021 set for 108,500 new immigrants through Express Entry-managed programs. With the temporary residents becoming permanent, there is an aim to meet these targets in time.
With this latest draw, IRCC has selected 68,817 Express Entry candidates for permanent residence so far.
Express entry is a fast model of immigration for skilled workers and selection is point based. The three streams under this program are - Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Program, and Federal Skilled Trades Program.
Those applicants who meet the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) requirements are selected under the program and are provided the Invitations to Apply (ITA) for permanent residence.
There are also enhanced Express entry streams where the provinces have linked their selection to Express entry. Thus, those appellants who are unable to get selected through the Express entry can appear for Provincial Nomination and move their way up the ladder for the PR status.