Canada’s New Record of ITAs for PNP Candidates
Published Date: 17th February 2022
In the latest Provincial Nominee Draw held by Canada, record-high numbers of invitations were sent out to the candidates who had profiles submitted under the Express Entry System.
Canada held their latest draw on 16th February 2022 for the Provincial Nominee Category of the Express Entry System. A total of 1,082 candidates were invited under the Canada Provincial Nominee Program which had the Comprehensive Ranking System Cutoff at 710 points. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada is inviting more and more people in Canada to apply for permanent residency. The officials nominated candidates who had previously applied to the Expression of Interest System. The candidates who received the invitation were granted 600 points which boosted their CRS Score drastically. The candidates can use the invitation to apply for permanent residency. Without the nomination points, the applicants would have had just 110 points.
This particular draw of February has been the third record-breaking draw of the country under this particular category. You can the details of the last draws of the year here. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser recently released a revised immigration levels plan for 2022-24 wherein they stated their increased targets for accepting immigration applications in the coming years.
What is Canadian Express Entry System?
The Express Entry system is a program that functions based on the points allotted to the applicant according to six important elements. The applicant has to submit an EOI (Expression of Interest) that is then assessed and reviewed by IRCC who gives scores in terms of Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS), to the candidates. After the submission and assessment of application you enter the Express Entry Pool from where top candidates having the highest CRS Score are selected.
How will a Provincial Nomination help your Express Entry application?
The two major reasons because of which many people apply for the Provincial Nominee Program are: When you apply for a PNP you get the luxury of choosing from 80 different options provided by the different provinces. Although there can be some provinces that may or may not offer some of the streams they surely have an appropriate replacement. The options/streams are healthcare, tech, finance and accounts, human resource, etc. Another reason is, the Comprehensive Ranking System gives you rank based on the points that you are allotted. There is a total of 1200 CRS points out of which whoever scores the highest has the most chances of getting an ITA. If you are approved by a province and have the nomination certificate for the same, you automatically get 600 more points in your CRS score which guarantees you approval for a permanent residency in Canada.
If you still have any doubts in understanding the immigration process, you can book a free visa consultancy session today to get your profile assessed and know more details.