Express Entry: 681 Candidates Nominated in Third consecutive PNP draw for Canada PR

681 PNP candidates invited in express entry 207

Canada held its third PNP-specific Express Entry draw in a row targeting domestic temporary workers or skilled foreign workers with prior provincial nominations.

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The 20th PNP-only Express Entry draws in 2021 resulted in a total of 681 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Canadian Permanent Residence (PR).

Canada has been holding PNP-only Express Entry draws alongside CEC-only draws that targets temporary skilled workers or recent international graduates with a minimum of one year of work experience in Canada.

Decreased Draw Size 681 ITAs for permanent residence which is about 80 ITAs less than the previous PNP-only draws.
Lowest CRS Qualifying Score Invited candidates had a minimum CRS of 720 points which is 41 points lower than the previous qualifying score of 761 points.
Tie-break rule applied? IRCC applies the tie-break rule to avoid disputes in the rankings in case two or more candidates in the pool end up with the same CRS score.


Details on the tie-break rule for this draw was not released.

All the invited candidates in the 207th Express Entry draw have already demonstrated their connection to a province or territory and experience to succeed in the labour market by securing a provincial nomination. They may qualify to receive invitations for permanent residency through the Federal Skilled Worker Program, Federal Skilled Trades Program, or Canadian Experience Class.

Any prospective candidates that seek to register their profile for consideration under the Express Entry system shall be assessed and ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points and consider human capital factors like age, education, work experience outside Canada, language proficiency in English/French, spouse adaptability, Canadian study experience, etc.

Sujata & Ajay are a married couple in their mid-30s. They both hold bachelor and IELTS scores of above 7 in all categories. They both have good work experience in different skilled professions and have never studied or worked in Canada. They entered the Express Entry pool with Sujata as the principal applicant and a CRS score of 421. This was sufficient to apply for a provincial nomination through the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP). Upon a provincial nomination, their CRS rose to 1021, which is sufficient to receive ITA in this Express Entry draw. 

A provincial nomination is a certificate to immigrate to a certain Canadian province to fulfil its labour shortage demand. The invited candidates are required to reside in places as determined by the province, however, with a permanent residence visa, individuals can now reside anywhere in Canada as per their choice.

Many immigration aspirants are known to choose Canada because of its direct permanent residence pathway. A PR invitation through the provincial nomination route is not a direct pathway, however, can guarantee your permanent residency through the addition of 600 points towards their Express Entry profile CRS score.

Applicants are asked to submit their biometrics or attend an interview or submit more supporting documents after receiving an ITA for Canada PR. Express Entry candidates invited today now have 60 days to apply for permanent residence.

Upon completion, IRCC issues a Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR). Applicants with COPR can now plan their travel to Canada.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for permanent residency.

Click here to get a quick review of nomination draws in the months of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September 2021.

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