Canada invites 671 in PNP Draw

Canada invited 671 PNP Candidates in Express Entry draw 177 on March 8, 2021 . Candidates needed a CRS score of at least 739 to receive an invitation in this draw. 

The cut off score is higher because IRCC targeted this draw towards candidates having a provincial nomination.

Provincial nominees get 600 additional points in the Express Entry profile.

The tie-break date and time for this draw was set to February 16, 2021 at 19:10:25 UTC

The last PNP draw was held on February 10, 2021. With this draw, the total number of ITA issued this year reached 38,657. 

Express Entry Draw 177

Program: Candidates with Provincial Nomination
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 739
Invitations issued: 671

Below is the bifurcation of invitations issued in the current year:

Draw#DateImmigration programInvitations issuedCRS cutoff
1778-Mar-21Provincial Nominee Program671739
17613-Feb-21Canadian Experience Class27,33275
17510-Feb-21Provincial Nominee Program654720
17421-Jan-21Canadian Experience Class4626454
17320-Jan-21Provincial Nominee Class374741
1727-Jan-21Canadian Experience Class4750461
1716-Jan-21Provincial Nominee Program250813

Why only PNP and CEC Draws?

This strategy is similar to last year when Canada issued back to back invitations only in these programs during travel restrictions.

The next draw will most likely be for Canadian Experience Class program.

Canada is yet to conduct an open draw in the current year.

Express Entry is Canada’s online system of managing immigration applications.

Express Entry manages applications for the three key economic immigration programs: Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP).

In the previous year, Canada invited 107350 candidates under the Express Entry system which was a record year for Express Entry.

Canada set to invite more than 400,000 immigrations in 2021. Canada has a goal to invite over 1.2 million immigrants over the next three years. Refer to Canada immigration target 2021-2023.