Express Entry Draw 205 – Another PNP Draw

By Vijay Lala



OTTAWA ― Canada has invited 521 PNP Candidates in Express Entry draw 205 on September 15, 2021. The Comprehensive Ranking Score cut-off decreased to 732 points compared to the previous PNP draw of 764.

This means that candidates needed a CRS score of at least 732 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 September 1, 2021 and compared to it, we see a decrease in candidates who received an invitation in this Express Entry draw. There were 521 invitees this time around compared to 635 from the previous draw.

Express Entry Draw 205

Program: Candidates with Provincial Nomination
Comprehensive Ranking Score: 732
Invitations issued: 521

ITA issued to 521 candidates under the “Provincial Nominee Program”. The minimum CRS points required were 732 points. The tie break date was February 24, 2021 at 10:46:54 UTC

Canada has issued more than 108k invitations so far in 2021 through Express Entry program including latest Express Entry draw 205

The number of invitations via Express Entry Draw this year has reached a milestone of 108,935 out of which the Canadian Experience Class accounts for 91% invitations at 99,653 and Provincial Nominee Program accounts for 9% invitations at 9,282.

PNP and CEC Draws continue the trend

While the travel restrictions were removed on September 7, Canada has still continued with CEC and PNP draws . This time around, IRCC has broken a trend. Usually, a PNP draw is held first followed by a CEC draw on the next day. However, in the current week, Canada opened with CEC draw on September 14 and then conducted a PNP draw.

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 108,935 invitations were sent out with this draw.

Candidates from other countries have been wondering when will Canada conduct a FSW 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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