Canada Express Entry: 919 Provincial Nominees with CRS Score 785 Invited to Apply for Canada PR

Express Entry Draw 219

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held a new Canada Express Entry draws on March 30. The federal department issued another record-breaking 924 invitations to provincial nominees or PNP candidates to apply for Canada PR. Express Entry Draw 219 targeted domestic temporary workers or skilled workers who are provincial nominees.


The increased Express Entry draw size resulted in a lower qualifying CRS score of 785. Candidates in the Express Entry pool successfully obtaining provincial nominations are eligible for a bonus of 600 CRS points, effectively getting invited to apply for permanent residence.


Record-breaking Draw Size 919 invitations to apply for Canada PR.
Lower Express Entry Cut-off The minimum CRS score required was 785.

Automatic addition of 600 points to their base human capital score, candidates effectively required only 185 points to qualify.

Tie-break rule applied? IRCC applies the tie-break rule to avoid disputes in the rankings under the express entry system. This is particularly helpful in cases where two or more candidates end up with the same CRS score.

No tie-break rule was applied.

Since September last year, IRCC has only held Canada Express Entry draws for PNP candidates, ignoring Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades, and Canada Experience Class candidates. However, IRCC may resume Express Entry Draws for FSWP & CEC anytime in the spring of 2022.

Apply for Canada PR as Provincial Nominees

Immigration aspirants choose Canada because of its direct permanent residence pathway. A PR invitation through the provincial nomination route is not a direct pathway, however, is very effective to secure your chances of applying for Canada PR.

Canada has decided to cut Express Entry admissions in half for 2022 mainly due to increasing backlogs in the FSWP & CEC applications in the pool.

Canada will return to normal Express Entry admissions levels by 2024 when it targets the arrival of 111,5000 Express Entry immigrants then.

CanApprove is glad to have processed a good number of PNP-applications that received invitations to apply for Canada PR in recent Express Entry draws

Any prospective candidate who seeks to obtain permanent residence in Canada must register on Canada Express Entry online portal.

All the registered profiles are then assessed and ranked based on a Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).

Such profiles are evaluated on a total of 1200 points. The human capital criteria like

  • age,
  • education,
  • work experience outside Canada,
  • language proficiency in English/French,
  • spouse adaptability,
  • Canadian study experience, etc. are considered for evaluation purposes.

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility to apply for a Canada PR card.

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