Canada invites 521 PNP candidates in latest Express Entry drawC
anada invited 521 Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) candidates to apply for permanent residence in Canada’s latest Express Entry draw, held on September 15.
The draw happened one day after the previous draw, which was a draw specifically for Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates.
The PNP is an immigration program that allows Canadian provinces and territories to nominate immigration candidates who may address provincial labour market needs.
Those who were invited during this PNP-only draw needed to have a score of 732 according to the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) in order to receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA). Candidates now have up to 60 days to apply for permanent residence.
The CRS score may seem high. This is because those who get a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points. This means that the core points required for today’s draw was just 132.
Draws have been program specific since the beginning of the pandemic. This is because of the health and safety measures introduced by Canada. Many of the candidates that are eligible for CEC or PNP are likely to already be in Canada on a temporary visa.