In the Express Entry draw held on June 10 that exclusively targeted provincial nominees, the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 341 Invitations to Apply for provincial nomination. The Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) cut-off score set for the draw was 743.
This is the seventh Express Entry draw to exclusively target provincial nominees, after Canada introduced special restrictive measures in the wake of coronavirus outbreak on March 18. Ever since the Express Entry draws have been alternatively targeting provincial nominees and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.
Those who have received a provincial nomination have 600 additional CRS score points added to their total score. It means candidates with a basic human capital score of at least 143 have received invitations in the draw.
The tie-break rule was applied in the June 10 draw too as in the previous draws, the timestamp given being April 14, 2020, at 13:25:51 UTC. It means not all candidates with a minimum CRS score of 743 received invitations in the draw, but only those who had submitted their Express Entry profiles before the said date and time.
The Provincial Nominee Programs of Canada has been active in the past few months despite the slowdown in immigration caused by the COVID-19 crisis. In the month of May alone, the PNPs issued close to 2000 Invitations to Apply for provincial nomination. June too appears to be yet another busy month with the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia have already held PNP draws.
With the latest draw, the total number of invitations issued by Canada to apply for permanent residence so far this year has reached 42,441(principal applicants alone). It is expected that Canada would be exceeding its immigration targets this year, despite the restrictions imposed in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak. The total number of ITAs issued so far this year is more than the number of invitations issued during the same period last year.
Express Entry draws held so far in 2020
|Draw Number||Date||Number of ITAs issued||Minimum CRS score|
|151||June 10||341||743(CEC-specific draw)|
|150||May 28||3515||440(CEC-specific draw)|
|149||May 27||385||757(PNP-specific draw)|
|148||May 15||3371||447(CEC-specific draw)|
|147||May 13||529||718(PNP-specific draw)|
|146||May 1||3311||452(CEC-specific draw)|
|145||April 29||589||692(PNP-specific draw)|
|144||April 16||3782||455 (CEC-specific draw)|
|143||April 15||118||808(PNP-specific draw)|
|142||April 9||3,294||464(CEC-specific draw)|
|141||April 9||606||698(PNP-specific draw)|
|140||March 23||3232||467 (CEC-specific draw)|
|139||March 18||668||720(PNP-specific draw)|
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