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Express Entry Program: Outlook for Second Week of November

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada draw results in the second-lowest score seen since March 2020 when IRCC started holding PNP specific draws. 


IRCC holds Express Entry draw with second-lowest CRS score since March 2020 

Latest draw is the fifth one to be held in a row targeting candidates with a provincial nomination 

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new round of invitations on November 10, 2021, for Express Entry candidates who successfully received a provincial nomination. In total 775 invitations were issued. 

When a candidate gets a provincial nomination, they immediately receive an additional 600 points on their existing CRS score. The required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score for this draw was 685, meaning the actual score of the candidate is 85! 

This is the second-lowest score we have seen since March 2020 when IRCC started holding PNP specific draws. 

The draw with the lowest score requirement was held on March 17, 2021, when IRCC set the cut-off at 682, three points lower than this draw. 

This is also the fifth draw in a row that IRCC has held only for PNP candidates. The summer months saw an increase in the number of draws targeting Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates with draws resulting in 6,000 invitations being issued at once. 

However, since July there has been definite cooling off in CEC draws. This is likely due to the fact that applications received in the last quarter of the year will not be processed before the end of the year, so as 2021 winds down, IRCC is focusing on PNP candidates. 

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