Express Entry Draw #208 | Canada Holds Fourth Consecutive PNP Draw

Published on: October 27th, 2021

Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has held a new round of invitations under the Express Entry system today on October 27, 2021. This round of invitations marks the fourth consecutive Express Entry draw targeting Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates.

Draw Summary

Draw Number: 208
Date of Draw: October 27, 2021
Number of Invitations Issued: 888
Minimum CRS: 744
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Tie-breaking rule: October 7, 2021

In the 208th Express Entry draw, a total of 888 provincial nominees were invited to apply for Canadian permanent residence.

Candidates invited in today’s Express Entry draw were nominated by a province through an Express Entry-aligned PNP.

The minimum required Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in today’s draw was 744. The CRS cut-off is typically much higher for PNP-specific draws than other Express Entry programs. This is due to the additional 600 points awarded for a provincial nomination, which greatly increases a candidate’s ranking in the Express Entry pool.

After targeting PNP candidates for four consecutive draws, Federal Skilled Workers and Canadian Experience Class candidates anxiously await an all-program draw. Continuing to hold smaller PNP draws may suggest the Canadian government is making room in the Express Entry pool for an all-program draw. Canada has not targeted the Federal Skilled Worker category since December 23rd, 2020.

Canada has committed to welcoming a historic number of newcomers over the next three years. To meet these immigration targets and fill labour market gaps, Canada will need to increase the rate at which they are currently admitting Canadian permanent residents.

 

Find out if you’re eligible to enter the Express Entry pool today by completing our free online assessment form!

Free assessment

Recent articles

Express Entry Draw | Francophone Immigration

Express Entry Draw #305 | 1,800 Invited in French Language Proficiency

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held!. Express Entry draw #305 saw the Lowest CRS score of 400 and invited 1,800 candidates eligible for French […]

Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw #304 | 6,300 CEC Candidates Selected

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held. Express Entry draw #304 saw the Lowest CRS score of 515 and invited 6,300 Canadian Experience Class […]

Express Entry Draw

Express Entry Draw 303 | 1,391 Invited in PNP Specific Draw

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held. Express Entry draw #303 saw the Lowest CRS score of 670 and invited 1,391 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) […]

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec Issued PNP Invitations This Week!

During the second week of July 2024, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec issued PNP invitations.

Express Entry Draw | Francophone Immigration

Express Entry Draw #302 | 3,200 Invited in French Language Proficiency

The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held!. Express Entry draw #302 saw the Lowest CRS score of 420 and invited 3,200 candidates eligible for French […]

Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)

British Columbia and Manitoba Issued PNP Invitations This Week!

Discover insights into the results of the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draws held across Canada during the first week of July, 2024

Free assessment

Discover your Canadian immigration options. Get your free assessment now!