EXPRESS ENTRY DRAW #206: September 29, 2021
Canada invited 761 PNP candidates to apply for permanent residence on September 29, 2021
Canada invited another 761 Express Entry candidates to apply for permanent residence in new Express Entry draw conducted on September 29, 2021.
Immigration candidates who had previously received nominations under an Express Entry-aligned Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) were eligible for this round of invitations.
The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score requirement for this draw was 742. A provincial nomination automatically awards a candidate 600 additional CRS points; therefore PNP draws always have higher cut-off threshold than any other type of Express Entry draw.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) applied the tie-breaking rule and the time-stamp used was July 29, 2021 at 09:45:29 UTC. This means the PNP candidates who had a CRS score of 742 or more and had submitted their Express Entry profile before this time and date, received an invitation to apply (ITA) in this draw.
The Express Entry system is Canada’s primary source of skilled foreign workers. It manages the profiles of candidates under three Federal High Skilled economic class immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FST) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC).
Eligible candidates enter the Express Entry pool, where they are issued a CRS score based on their age, education, skilled work experience and proficiency in English or French, among other factors. A set number of highest-ranked candidates are then invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence through regular draws from the pool.
Express Entry-aligned PNPs
With an aim to attract highly skilled immigrants and deal with labour market needs, many of Canada’s provinces and territories have provincial nominee immigration streams linked to federal Express Entry.
Immigration candidates, who obtain a nomination from an Express Entry-aligned PNP, automatically receive 600 points toward their overall CRS score, eventually enabling him/her receive an ITA quickly.
Invited Express Entry candidates now have 60 days to submit their complete application for Canadian permanent residence. If their application gets approved, IRCC will issue them a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR).
So far this year, IRCC has invited total 109,696 Express Entry Candidates under PNP and CEC streams to apply for Canada PR.
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