Express Entry Draw 203 invites 635 PNP Candidates

By Vijay Lala



Immiboards ― Canada has invited 635 PNP Candidates in Express Entry draw 203 on September 1, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut-off increased to 764 points compared to the previous PNP draw of 751.

This means that candidates needed a CRS score of at least 764 points to receive an invitation from this Express Entry 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.

Previous Express Entry PNP Draw was held on on August 18, 2021 and compared to it, we see an increase in candidates who received an invitation in this Express Entry draw. There were 635 invitees this time around compared to 463 from the previous draw.

Express Entry Draw 203

Program: Candidates with Provincial Nomination
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 764
Invitations issued: 635

ITA issued to 635 candidates under the “Provincial Nominee Program”. The minimum CRS points required were 764 points. The tie break date was April 12th, 2021 at 12:21:45 UTC

Canada has issued more than 106k invitations so far in 2021 through Express Entry program including latest Express Entry draw 203

The number of invitations via Express Entry Draw this year has reached a milestone of 106,414 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 92% invitations at 97,653 and Provincial Nominee Program accounts for 8% invitations at 8,761.

PNP and CEC Draws continue the trend

With Canada still grappling with pandemic travel restrictions, it appears that the goal is to invite those already living in-country.

Canada has been inviting only PNP and CEC candidates this year. There doesn't seem to be a need for an open draw since the pandemic travel restrictions have kept people out of Canada anyway, but later this year they might consider doing it all again and start inviting outland candidates.

Canada is looking to increase the number of immigrants they welcome annually, and have a goal of 1.2 million new Canadian immigrants in three years! This year alone 106,414 invitations were sent out with this draw.

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. If you are looking to increase your CRS score, here are Six ways to improve your CRS Score.

Did you receive an invitation in this Express Entry round? Discuss in the Canada Immigration Visa Forum.

Vijay Lala is the founder and editor-in-chief of Dual master's degrees in Political Science and Economics, along with a decade of Canadian immigration research experience, have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of immigration law, policy research, and settlement issues. Linkedin  Twitter

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