Express Entry Draw 189 invites 500 PNP candidates

Canada invited 500 PNP Candidates in Express Entry draw 189 on May 26, 2021. Candidates needed a CRS score of at least 713 to receive an invitation in this draw. 

The cut off score is higher because IRCC targeted this draw towards candidates having a provincial nomination. Only the candidates from the Provincial Nominee Program were eligible for this round of invitations.

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

The last PNP draw was held on May 12, 2021. The number of PNP candidates who received invitation have decreased compared to previous draw. 557 candidates received invitation in the PNP draw held on May 12, 2021 compared to 500 candidates in this draw.

Express Entry Draw 189

Program: Candidates with Provincial Nomination
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 713
Invitations issued: 500
ITA issued to 500 candidates under the “Provincial Nominee Program”. The minimum CRS points required were 713 points. The tie break date was April 06, 2021 at 09:50:14 UTC

PNP and CEC Draws to continue

Canada is yet to conduct an open draw in the current year. Canada will continue inviting only PNP and CEC candidates till pandemic travel restrictions are lifted. Based on last years trends, an all program draw might be pushed back to second half of 2021.

The goal appears to retain individuals staying and working in Canada since candidates outside the country cannot travel to Canada even if they complete all the formalities.

Canada has a goal to invite over 1.2 million immigrants over the next three years. Refer to Canada immigration target 2021-2023. With this draw, the total number of invitations issued this year has reached 68,817. 

This draw will most likely be followed by a Canadian Experience Class draw either today or tomorrow.

Express Entry

Canada ranks Express Entry candidates in the pool using a points-based system called the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS). About every 2 weeks, IRCC invites the top candidates in the pool to apply for permanent residence during rounds of invitations.