Today, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced the 13th Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) draw of 2021. Draw #195 issued 627 invitations to apply (ITAs) to candidates with a minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score of 760. The CRS score increased by 18 points compared to the previous PNP draw held on June 23rd, 2021.
The PNP is aligned with the federal Express Entry system. Candidates that receive a provincial nomination automatically obtain an additional 600 CRS points. The program is designed for workers who have the skills, education and work experience to contribute to the economy of a specific province or territory. Each province and territory have their own “streams” which vary depending on the province’s needs.
The government is still on track to meet its ambitious target of welcoming over 400,000 newcomers throughout the year. Today's draw brought the total ITAs to 89,342. Almost doubling the numbers issued compared to this time last year which was 49,900 as of July 7th, 2020.
IRCC applied its tie-breaking rule with the timestamp of June 14, 2021 at 07:44:05 UT. This means that Candidates who had the minimum score of 760 are only invited if they submitted their Express Entry profile before the tie-breaking rule.
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