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Express Entry Draw #221 | 829 PNP Candidates Invited

Published on: April 27th, 2022
Last updated: May 3rd, 2022

Immigration, Refugees, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) invited 829 candidates in the 221st Express Entry draw on April 27, 2022. The latest round of Express Entry invitations targeted candidates holding a provincial nomination certificate.

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Draw Number: 221
Date of Draw: April 27, 2022
Number of Invitations Issued: 829
Minimum CRS: 772
Program Specified: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
Tie-breaking rule: March 24, 2022

The lowest ranking candidate invited in Canada’s latest Express Entry draw had a CRS score of 772. Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates receive an additional 600 CRS points toward their score. Therefore, the lowest-ranking candidate in today’s draw had a CRS score of just 172 before receiving a provincial nomination.

When will all-program Express Entry draws resume?

The Canadian government recently confirmed that all-program Express Entry draws will resume in early July 2022.

It is possible that, when all-program Express Entry draws resume, IRCC will target in-demand occupations. Until then, it is likely that Canada will continue to target PNP candidates in Express Entry draws. Many provinces select invite candidates directly from the Express Entry pool. For this reason, if you are interested in immigrating through Express Entry, it is a good idea to submit a profile now. This will ensure you have the chance to be invited by a province, or through the next big Express Entry draw.

How can you be invited through a PNP Express Entry draw?

Each Canadian province and territory (except Quebec and Nunavut) operate its own nominee programs. Each nominee program has its own unique eligibility requirements; while 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 programs available to overseas workers without any connections to Canada.

Many PNPs also scan the Express Entry pool and invite profiles with in-demand skills or work experience. These requirements typically change from draw to draw in response to labour market or demographic needs. Therefore, just by having an active Express Entry profile, there is always a possibility of receiving an invitation to apply for a nomination.

 

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