Canada invites 613 people in a new PNP draw
Despite the fact that Canada has conducted more PNP drawings this year, CEC applicants have received more invitations
On November 24, Canada invited 613 Express Entry hopefuls to apply for PR
All of the candidates that were invited had already been nominated through the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP). The nomination’s automatic 600 points pushed the lowest cut-off score up to 737. The lowest-scoring contender would have received 137 points if he or she had not been nominated.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has staged a PNP-specific Express Entry draw for the sixth time in succession. IRCC invited 775 applicants with a minimum score of 685 in the previous draw.
Express Entry During Pandemic
On March 18, 2020, Canada closed its border. Since then, the IRCC has concentrated on accepting immigrants who have already arrived in the United States. Its strategies included inviting Express Entry applicants who were much more likely to be Canadian residents or who had been nominated by a PNP.
Canada used to invite Express Entry applicants from all programmes, but starting in 2021, IRCC will only accept applicants from the Provincial Nominee Class and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC). In total, 33 PNP-specific Express Entry drawings have taken place in Canada, with 17,785 people receiving invitations to apply for PR. During the same time period, Canada had 27 CEC lotteries, resulting in 133,868 invitations.
On February 13 of this year, Canada held a single draw for 27,332 CEC candidates. The immigration service sent 6,000 CEC invites at a time during the summer.
These results are not surprising because there are usually more CEC-eligible applicants in the Express Entry pool at any one time. To be nominated for the PNP, applicants must go through a different application process with each province or territory. However, it is almost certain that they will be requested to apply for Canadian Visa once they have done so.
Because of the federal government’s visa agreements with the provinces and territories, IRCC has continued to invite PNP candidates. Although Canada has the final say on who receives permanent residency and citizenship, provinces can suggest newcomers who can assist them achieve their population and economic growth goals. According to studies, both PNP and CEC applicants fare well on the job market.
The border between Canada and the United States is currently open to fully vaccinated tourists and other necessary travellers. It will only be offered to persons who have been properly immunized with vaccination from a permanent as of January 2022.
What is Express Entry, and how does it work?
Express Entry is the application management system for the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program, which are Canada’s three most popular immigration programmes. In the Express Entry pool, PNP candidates have already qualified for one of these programmes.
Express Entry ranks candidates’ profiles using a points-based mechanism known as the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). Candidates with the highest scores receive an Invitation to Seek (ITA), which they can use to apply for permanent residency.
The application is then reviewed by an IRCC officer, who makes a decision. They will next seek biometrics and perhaps schedule an interview or require other papers.
IRCC provides a Statement of Permanent Residence if the application has been approved (COPR). Permanent residents who have been approved can then finish the landing process. If they are outside of Canada, they can take advantage of pre-arrival services to assist them in taking the first steps toward settling in.
Who was invited?
The following is a hypothetical scenario for someone who got an ITA in the new Express Entry draw.
Raymond is 39 years old, has a bachelor’s degree, and has spent the last six years as a construction manager. He has a strong command of the English language and has never been employed or studied in Canada. With a CRS of 386, he qualified for the Express Entry pool. Raymond was recently nominated by the province. With his revised CRS score of 986, he would have qualified for an ITA in the new Express Entry draw.