During the last week of September IRCC only held a PNP draw, but this time around, the size of the draw and the CRS cutoff score were together higher in comparison to the previous PNP-specific draw held by IRCC. A total of 761 PNP candidates received invitations to apply for their permanent residency.
761 PNP candidates invited in new Express Entry draw
IRCC holds 19th Express Entry draw in last week of September 29, 2021
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw on September 29, 2021 for Provincial Nominee Program candidates.
A total of 761 candidates who successfully received a provincial nomination, received invitations. They can now apply for their permanent residency in Canada.
In order to qualify for the draw, candidates were required to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System(CRS) score of 742.
Since these candidates were in possession of a provincial nomination, they were automatically awarded 600 points on their existing CRS score. This means, their actual CRS score was just 142.
The size of this draw, as well as the CRS cutoff score, was higher in comparison to the previous PNP-specific draw held by IRCC on September 15, 2021. One reason for this could be that the pool of PNP candidates with high scores is quite large.
As September winds to a close, the federal government has surpassed this goal and has issued 109,696 ITAs to date. A significant amount of these invitations were issued in one shot during IRCC’s historic draw held on February 13, 2021 when 27,332 Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residency. With three months left to 2022, it will be interesting to see what other surprises Canada has in store!