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Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada continues to hold a PNP draw for yet another month of 2021.


613 immigration candidates invited by IRCC in new draw

IRCC continues a pattern of holding PNP draws with one more month to go in 2021 

On November 24, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new draw for Express Entry candidates who have previously received a provincial nomination. 

A total of 613 candidates received an Invitation to Apply (ITAs) for their permanent residency in Canada. 

In order to be eligible for the draw, candidates were required to meet a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 737. The score is high because candidates who receive a provincial nomination are automatically awarded 600 additional points on their existing CRS score. 

This means the actual required CRS for the candidates is only 137. 

During the last draw, held two weeks ago, a higher number of ITAs were issued with a lower score requirement. 

Since the start of the pandemic which saw a steep decline in Canada’s immigration numbers, IRCC has been holding Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) specific draws. 

By admitting candidates who are already living and working in Canada, IRCC has been able to bypass travel restrictions and border closures that have been in place due to the coronavirus. 

Even though the number of PNP draws have been higher, the number of CEC candidates who received invitations are much higher. 

This is due in part to the historic draw of February 13, 2021, as well as the larger draw sizes. 

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