Draw Number: 218
Date of Draw: March 16, 2022
Number of Invitations Issued: 924
Minimum CRS: 754
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Tie-breaking rule: February 10, 2022
Canada’s latest Express Entry draw invited candidates that had been nominated under a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). Recipients of a provincial nomination receive an additional 600 points toward their CRS score. That means that the lowest ranking candidate in today’s draw had a CRS score of just 154 before being nominated by a province.
The Canadian government put a temporary pause on Federal High Skilled Worker (FHS) draws as they work at eliminating a backlog of applications. Instead, Canada has been holding PNP-specific draws for candidates that have been nominated by a province.
Provinces are continuing to use the Express Entry pool to invite overseas candidates to apply for nomination. By nominating these candidates for permanent residence, provinces can fill labour and demographic gaps while FHS draws remain suspended.
PNPs provide an immigration option to candidates that may not have otherwise been invited in a federal draw. Provincial programs often target individuals with experience and skills that would benefit their province.
Canada’s immigration levels plan aims to welcome 431,645 newcomers in 2022. This is an increase of over 20,000 from Canada’s previous record-breaking targets for the year, and the highest level ever targeted in Canadian history.
Included in this total, Canada plans to target 241,850 economic newcomers, including:
Each province operates several nominee programs, each with unique eligibility requirements; many require a connection to the province to apply (work experience, a job offer, a family member, or education in the province).
There are also several provincial immigration programs available to overseas workers without any connections to Canada. Certain provincial nominee programs target individuals in the Express Entry pool with in-demand skills or work experience. These requirements usually change from draw to draw in response to labour market needs. For this reason, just by having an active Express Entry profile, there is always a possibility of receiving an invitation to apply for a nomination.
Interested in learning more about your options to immigrate to Canada through a PNP? Complete our free online assessment today!
Express Entry Draw
The latest Canadian Express Entry draw was just held on November 23, 2022. Express Entry 236 saw a CRS score of 491 and invited 4,750 […]
As 2022 is wrapping up, many are starting to look toward 2023 and the expected immigration changes to come. With the announcement of the new […]
Atlantic Immigration | Francophone Immigration
Last week, the province of Nova Scotia released a new action plan to grow Nova Scotia’s French-speaking population. The plan seeks to increase the number […]
Express Entry | Immigration Updates
IRCC will be transitioning to the new 2021 version of the National Occupation Classification (NOC) system today. This update will cause shifts for many immigration […]
Express Entry Draw
Canada has just announced its latest Express Entry draw results on November 9th, 2022. Express Entry 235 saw a CRS score of 494 and invited […]
The IRCC updates the Interim Authorization to Work policy to state that a foreign national must remain in Canada throughout the period during which their […]